When to Worry About Your Child’s Flat Feet

child flat footIt’s very common for young children to have flat feet. In fact, from birth until age 3 or 4, almost all children’s feet have no visible arch. By the time most kids are about 5 years old, their feet will have lost their cute, pudgy, fat pads and developed arches that last into adulthood. Most – but not all. When kids fail to grow out…

How to Treat Cysts on Your Feet

foot cyst - podiatristCysts are fluid-filled lumps that form under the skin or arise out of a joint. They can appear anywhere on the body, with some common places being the fingers, wrists, knees, and feet. Toe joints commonly get cysts, but you may also spot a jelly-like bump on the top of your foot. When you touch the cyst, it can feel either firm or somewhat squishy.…

6 Ways to Prevent Foot Problems

20183914 L Running Sneakers Workout 1536x1022Every April, Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland joins expert podiatrists everywhere in observing Foot Health Awareness Month. Here’s one important thing we’d like you to be aware of: there’s a lot you can do to prevent foot problems from cropping up. Avoid bunions, nerve pain, heel pain, flat feet, and many other common foot disorders by using these six simple preventative measures: Wear shoes…

Add “Measure Your Feet” to Your To-Do List

78779574 Checking Shoe SizeOne of the best ways you can take care of your feet is to buy shoes that fit well. To do that, start by measuring your feet. Try it on January 23 – National Measure Your Feet Day! Who should have their feet measured? Children need to have their feet measured often. A child’s foot can grow into a new size in as little as…

5 Simple Ways to Change Your Exercise Routine for the Better

Full Male Runs On A Treadmill In A Gym. Concept Of Weight Loss And Sport. Back View.If you’re someone who gets regular exercise, all of us at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland applaud you. Regular exercise helps keep your weight from creeping upward, allows blood to flow freely, and strengthens muscles and bones, all of which help keep your feet and ankles in tip-top shape. However, even if you already get regular exercise, there are simple ways to change your…

Should You Wear Shoes at the Beach?

Feet On The Beach In The Waves. AlbaniaSelf-isolation is getting really old. You’re thinking about escaping to the beach. In your mind’s eye, you see the sun warming your bare skin as you twirl your ankles in the cooling water. A fresh breeze blows off the water, flipping your hair in all directions. Emitting a contented sigh, you stroll back to your blanket, step on a piece of glass, tear the sole…

6 Ways Men Can Take Better Care of Their Feet

47923217 Man's Hand Being Massaged A FootAt Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland, we’re putting the focus on men in June – it’s Men’s Health Month! So there’s no better time to encourage men to take better care of their feet. Here are six great ways to accomplish this: Get a pedicure. Guys, you may not have been aching for Ohio nail salons to open up like some of your female…

Make Good Nutrition a Family Affair

15962296 Groceries In The BasketLife seems to be changing rapidly as the United States responds to the threat of the new coronavirus. We’ve been asked to hunker down at home as much as possible. And with schools in Cuyahoga, Summit, Portage, and Geauga counties closed for the foreseeable future, kids are home and parents are looking for ways to keep them occupied. Podiatrists Dr. Craig B. Frey and Dr.…

A Healthy Weight Promotes Heart and Foot Health

February Is American Heart Month. Template For Background, Banner, Card, Poster With Text Inscription. Vector Eps10 Illustration.Look around you in the month of February – do you see red? If so, it may be because it’s National Heart Month! People wear red to encourage themselves and others to take good care of their hearts. Keeping your weight in a healthy range is one of the best ways to celebrate heart health. And here’s the added benefit from our perspective at Foot…

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…