Great Gift Ideas for the Athletes on Your List

Feet Of Little Children On Wood FloorThe expert podiatrists here at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland echo this one thing all doctors will tell you: exercise is right for you! Regular exercise chases away the blues and keeps your heart pumping efficiently. Working out helps control diabetes, builds lean muscle mass, and enables you to keep off unwanted pounds. It even helps keep your feet healthy. Holiday gift season is…

The Athlete’s Guide to Preventing Blisters

60531471 Closeup Of Woman's Foot With Adhesive Plaster, Women's ProblemsBlisters are the skin’s response to irritation. When something repeatedly rubs against your foot, the skin will first get hot and red. Then, in an attempt to protect itself from further assault, it forms a bubble. This isn’t an injury that happens slowly over time. Irritated or burned skin puts up a fight in a hurry, and protective blisters can form within minutes. If you…

14 Ways to Walk More

52008741 S Sneaker Running Walking Jogging ExerciseIf you’re interested in staying fit and even losing a few pounds, podiatrists Craig B. Frey, DPM and Megan L. Oltmann, DPM give you a round of applause. Here’s one suggestion for an easy way to stay fit: get walking. There are countless ways to fit more steps into your day. Here are some ideas: Get a full foot-checkup. If your feet aren’t in great…

Teach Your Children Well

50044012 S Child Bath Cleaning FeetParents have a tremendous role to play in the lifelong health of their children’s feet. Teach your children from an early age to respect and care for their feet in the following ways: Wash them daily with soap and water. Children’s feet need to be cleaned of the sweat and dirt of daily living, running around, and participating in sports. As they get older and…