What Can You Do About Overly Sweaty Feet?

sweaty feetYou may think it’s unusual to talk about sweaty feet in the dead of winter. But people with overly sweaty feet know the cold, hard truth: feet can drip with sweat, whether it’s 68 degrees inside in January or 95 degrees outside in August. They sweat even if you’re not doing much in the way of physical activity. “Hyper” means “excessive” or “too much,” while…

Understanding Gout

goutYou’ve got to start by knowing a little something about purines to understand gout. You eat purines every day because they’re in many foods. You eat them, and they break down into a waste product called uric acid, which you then excrete through your urine. So far, so good. The problem is that some people ingest too many purines. Too many purines make too much…

Fix Your Feet and Get Back to Living!

International Podiatry DayInternational Podiatry Day comes around every October 8, and it’s our chance to emphasize the importance of foot health. Most people take their feet for granted – until something in that vast network of bones, muscles, nerves, ligaments, tendons, blood vessels, sweat glands, toenails, and skin goes wrong. Bones break, muscles pull, nerves tingle uncontrollably, tendons and ligaments become weak or inflamed. Sweat glands overact,…

4 Foot and Ankle Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

foot and ankle painIf your feet and ankles are the furthest things from your mind, that’s a good thing. It means they’re working just fine. The minute something feels off, though, worries begin. Lower limb problems have a way of interfering with your daily life, making it difficult to walk around or play sports. Problems can get worse over time, and they become much harder to treat. Furthermore,…

Care and Feeding of the Aging Foot

50161251 An Older Man With Prominent Veins On His FootOne of the most challenging things about growing old is our body parts don’t last as long as we might like them to. Life expectancy is high, but we still expect our eyesight to go bad, our memory to fade, and our aging feet to show the effects of all those miles. A lifetime of standing, walking, and exercising does take its toll on our…

Questions and Answers about Bunions

55114416 Hallux Valgus, Bunion In Foot, Pain In Legs, On A Wooden BackgroundA bunion is just one of many toe deformities that we treat here at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland. Here are some of the most common questions our patients have and some helpful answers from our expert podiatrists Dr. Craig B. Frey and Dr. Megan L. Oltmann. Q: What causes bunions? A: Many people believe that high heels or tight shoes cause bunions. It’s…