Calluses and corns are not particularly worrisome if they don’t bother you. If you’d like to eliminate them purely for cosmetic reasons, first soften them in warm, soapy water.
Patients walk into Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland (it’s true, sometimes they’re hobbling) with all sorts of foot problems. However, one of their most common complaints is heel pain. It can seem to come on suddenly and fiercely or it can feel like a dull ache that just won’t go away.
Do you have pain or cramping in your lower limbs when you walk? Does the pain diminish as soon as you stop walking and rest for a bit?
You notice some soreness in your foot. It’s minor-league annoying. But it doesn’t go away. It begins to interfere with your workouts and daily activities.
There are times when being a podiatrist is like being a detective. When a patient comes in to see us complaining of foot pain, we interview them and examine their feet for clues. Mysteries can sometimes be solved by compiling evidence in a couple different areas: your footprint and the wear patterns in your shoes. […]
When there’s a sudden change in our lives, we can see it clearly. A new baby! The loss of a loved one! Routines are changed, and life takes on a new meaning. But sometimes change comes about gradually, hinting at a new normal that we’re not quite ready to see. Until, one day it’s staring […]
So here we are at the beginning of another new year. 2017 already? Wasn’t it just yesterday that Katie Couric was marveling at saying “2000” for the very first time? And what’s happened to our bodies in the last 17 years – or since we were kids? Are we feeling the signs of age? Anyone […]
When’s the last time you thought about your plantar fascia? If you have heel pain, you’re thinking about it every moment of every day. The plantar fascia is the thick band of tissue that connects the front part of your foot – the ball – to the heel and supports your arch. When something happens […]
Arthritis is the general term for joint inflammation. It can affect any of the 360 joints in your body, but when it hits your foot or ankle, the pain and stiffness can really slow you down. Walking can become painful and difficult. Running may become out of the question. Unless you take steps to treat […]
Most of us are aware that the human body contains many different acids – for example, fatty acids, amino acids, and those unpopular stomach acids that cause heartburn and reflux. There’s another acid in our bodies that doesn’t roll off our tongue as easily. We don’t talk much about uric acid. Problems with the levels […]