Learn to Recognize Osteoarthritis in Your Feet and Ankles

arthritis foot painWhat happens when you rub two things together? You get friction. That’s what’s going on with the disease we call osteoarthritis. To understand osteoarthritis, it helps to know a little bit about joints and cartilage. A joint is where two or more bones meet. Cartilage provides a slick surface that allows every joint in the body to work smoothly, allowing you to bend and twirl…

Fast Facts about Foot and Ankle Arthritis

12609946 Man Tends To His Aching ArchIn recognition of World Arthritis Day, the staff of Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland offers this easy-to-digest list of facts about foot and ankle arthritis and how to ease the pain. Facts About Foot and Ankle Arthritis The most common form of arthritis to affect the feet is called osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the physical breakdown of the soft tissues within a joint. That soft…

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…

Be Mindful of These 5 Signs of Foot Trouble

47923181 Pain In The Foot. Massage Of Male Feet. Pedicures.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 us in the face. Maybe that’s the reason behind recent…