The plantar fascia is a thick ligament on the bottom of your foot. It connects your heel bone to the base of your toes and has the important job of supporting your foot’s arch.
The above academic musings boil down to this: parents and students should memorize these three important facts about foot care at this special time of year –
Feet can swell up because of a natural response to the heat. In an attempt to cool your body down, your blood vessels expand and deposit fluids into nearby tissues. This build-up of fluid is called edema.
If your child had foot pain, would they tell you about it? In our experience as podiatrists here at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland, the answer to that question is an emphatic “maybe.”
We all make choices about what to eat every day. Some days we make better choices than others! These days, we’re approaching the end of March – National Nutrition Month.
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?
Podiatrists Megan L. Oltmann, DPM and Craig B. Frey, DPM submit that most people could improve their foot health if they simply wore the right shoes.
Feet and ankles are susceptible to injury all the time. No matter where you are, an accident can happen that causes an acute injury – a sudden, one-time occurrence such as a fall that snaps a bone in your foot.
Wintertime in Cuyahoga County can gift us with some truly beautiful scenes. The snow drifts down, kids rejoice in snow days off from school, and if we’re lucky, hot beverages in warm homes keep us safe and snug.
Spurs are small bits of bone that grow abnormally out of regular bone. They can form when surrounding soft tissues (like ligaments and tendons) and the places where they meet (in your joints) become inflamed.