Make an Easy Transition from Summer to Fall/Winter Shoes

ShoesIt’s coming. Perhaps it’s already here: the day you say “so long” to your open-toed shoes until the ice melts along Lake Erie’s shores and the trees push out green leaves once again. Believe it or not, the transition from summer sandals and bare feet to autumn shoes, boots, and socks can be rough on your feet. Here’s why: Existing foot problems can become aggravated…

How to Choose a Good Pair of Running Shoes

running shoesIf you want to talk about putting pressure on your feet, talk about running! Your feet absorb most of the impact when you run – up to four times the amount you weigh. That’s a lot of force. And that’s why it’s vitally important to wear the right shoes when you run. Good running shoes provide excellent support and cushioning. But to choose the proper…

Dos and Don’ts of Back-to-School Shoe Shopping

back to schoolKids’ feet can grow at an alarming rate! What used to fit them in May is likely too small for their back-to-school feet (or too worn-out). Back-to-school shopping should always involve a trip to the shoe store. Here are some tips to make shoe shopping fun and successful for both you and your kids: Don’t buy online. Yes, it’s tempting to avoid the mall. But…

What are Bone Spurs?

45243124 Boy Sitting On Stairs Tying ShoelacesSpurs 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. To illustrate what that means, here are two scenarios in which bone spurs can form in your feet: Let’s say you’re a runner. You’re preparing for a big race and…

Holiday Gifts that Promote Great Foot Health

2557515 1920 Cold Workout Stretching Feet Weather Excerising Jacket‘Tis the season for giving! At Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland, we think some of the best gifts are the ones that help keep our patients’ feet healthy. Life is just better when you’re not dealing with aching feet. So improve a loved one’s life by gifting them with products that’ll keep the bounce in their step from now until next holiday season. Here…

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Shopping for Shoes

74443358 Female Feet That Is Tried On The Shoes In ShopWe invite you to set aside some time on August 17, 2018, to show your feet some love, because…it’s National I Love My Feet Day! The podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland believe that one of the most important ways you can love your feet is to house them in the proper shoes. When we say “proper,” we’re really talking about two separate…

Solon Podiatrist Fights Crimes Against Shoemanity

13034728 WomenWe’ve seen some really weird shoes out there! Some examples: High heels that double as roller skates. Platform boots with places to store hand-held games. Flip flops whose shoe bed is designed like a computer keyboard. Or a fish. Shoes with 8-inch high acrylic Plastic shoes that encase your foot as though in a banana peel. Okay, these shoes are fun and artistic. We don’t…

The Importance of a Well-Fitting Ski Boot

11920251 M Winter Sports Ski SnowGot a hankering for some downhill skiing? You’re in luck since we’ve got a couple of different ski areas less than a half-hour’s drive from us here in beautiful Solon, Ohio. Whether you’re headed north for a day trip to Alpine Valley, south to Boston Mills/Brandywine, or directly to Cleveland-Hopkins for a flight to a resort in Vermont or Colorado, you’ll want to make sure…

Wear High Heels, But Do It Wisely and Safely

49747921 Woman With Injured FootHigh heels aren’t going away anytime soon. Women all over the world love them for their ability to give an outfit a bit of je-ne-sais-quoi, which is French for that special little something we can’t always name. Maybe we should name it “sexiness,” or a relatively easy way to instantly insert some high fashion into your day.   We get it, ladies. High heels can…

Beware the Common Flip-Flop

13149442 A Pair Of Flip Flops On The Sand Of A BeachThere’s no denying the allure of flip-flops. What started out as surfer garb in the 1950s and 60s has grown so much in popularity that now we find them in closets all over the world. When the warm weather hits, what’s not to love about their convenience, relatively low cost, and styles ranging from monochromatic, to rhinestone-covered, to soles that imprint a custom message in…