See a Podiatrist for Sports Injuries of the Feet and Ankles

sports injuriesProfessional sports are always fraught with injured players. Many of those injuries are to the feet and ankles. Here’s a sampling of some recent foot and ankle sports injuries that a podiatrist can treat: During spring training with the Detroit Tigers, rookie Riley Greene fouled a ball off his foot and fractured a bone (April 1, 2022). “Fractured” and “broken” mean the same thing. However,…

Safety Tips for Kids Who Ice Skate

ice skateThe Winter Olympics are about to begin. Soon, little kids everywhere will shout excitedly to their parents, “Can I take figure skating lessons, please?!” The cautious Mom or Dad will cock their head and think: “She wants to wear thin blades on her feet and spin around on an expanse of cold, hard ice? I don’t think so.” And if playing ice hockey is a…

Protect Your Feet and Ankles When Taking up a New Sport

sports injuriesCan you name all 46 sports that make up the 2020 Summer Olympics? The Games provide plenty of excitement for the athletes who’ve dreamed of participating in them for years. Unfortunately, they also offer plenty of opportunities for sports injuries. Many young kids who’ll watch the Olympics from July 23-August 8 will get excited to try out a new sport. When kids are just starting,…

Common Tennis Injuries and How to Prevent Them

3883331 S Tennis Man Injury Racket Court Kneel BallFoot and ankle injuries happen all the time in tennis. It comes with the territory. Players are continually running up and back, jumping, and stopping, and starting on hard surfaces. These actions set the scene perfectly for frequent injuries. Here are the 5 most common foot and ankle injuries that affect both amateur and professional tennis players: Sprains. If you watched or read about the…

A Little Preparation Can Help Prevent Running Injuries

14899582 S. Ankle Pain Shoes Sprain FeetSerious runners in Cuyahoga County are going to thank Mother Nature for providing that season called “fall.” Summer 2018 has been really hot and humid. Running is going to be much more pleasant when daytime temperatures fall to the 60s and 50s this month and next. Unfortunately, as any runner knows, a pleasant run can still be waylaid by injury. Running injuries are common. What…

Preventing Sports Injuries: What Parents Need to Know

39482245 Unrecognizable Injured Runner Sitting On A Wooden Floor BackgroundSoccer. Cheerleading. Cross Country. Golf. Tennis. Volleyball. Football. If you’re the parent of a kid in the Solon, Ohio public schools, you know what these have in common. It’s fall sports time! Along with these sports come injuries to the feet and ankles, guaranteed. Sorry, parents, but if you’ve got a kid playing school sports, you’ve got to be prepared for this reality. Acute trauma…

Everybody Pronates

44790491 Digital Composite Of Highlighted Foot Bones Of Jogging Woman“Pronation” is a term that podiatrists like Dr. Megan L. Oltmann and Dr. Craig B. Frey of Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland toss around to talk about the way your foot strikes the ground when you walk. When a patient comes into our podiatry practice complaining of foot pain, depending on their specific complaint we might begin by taking a look at the way…

The Case of the Injured Ankle

14805063 Injured Ankle With Bandage On A White BackgroundAnkle injuries bring patients into our Cuyahoga County podiatry practice all the time. They’re extremely common, but at the same time it’s rare that a person who’s hurt their ankle understands immediately how bad the damage is. Knowing the difference between a sprain and a break can be a bit of a mystery. The difficulty lies in the similarities of symptoms. With both a sprained…

Clearing up Contusion Confusion

14202058 Doctor Examining An Injured FootEver hear about a ball player being removed from a game because of a foot contusion? It certainly happens but it isn’t cause for alarm, even though the word “contusion” can cause some confusion. Allow us to explain. What a contusion isn’t Contusion isn’t a word used much outside of the medical community, but it sounds a lot like two words that very often are:…

How to Recognize Common Soccer Injuries

22428788 L Kids Playing Soccer Sports Children Team Ball FieldIt’s fall soccer season! National zeal for the sport – which has always been high – has skyrocketed since the USA performed so well in the 2014 World Cup championship. Kids love it, and as we speak they’re trying out for school and town teams of all levels.   The more kids there are playing soccer in the Cleveland area, the more lower-limb injuries we…