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…

3 Compelling Reasons to Check Your Feet Right Now

88971925 Podiatry Doctor Curing An Elderly Patient FootSince the beginning of the COVID-19 quarantine, people have been putting off getting medical care for many issues. Foot problems are no exception. As a result, issues not fixed early have likely gotten worse.  It’s neither safe nor wise to put off certain types of care. So, check your feet right now if any of the following statements apply to you. You have diabetes. Even…

Do You Need a Podiatrist if You’ve Got Diabetes?

106546227 S Diabetes Glucometer Patient Doctor Sugar LevelWe’re just going to jump in and answer this blog’s title question right away: YES! Anyone with diabetes should have their feet checked at least once a year by a qualified foot specialist. And once-yearly checkups are not always enough. That’s because diabetics are prone to two types of problems that podiatrists are uniquely qualified to diagnose: Neuropathy (nerve damage): When you feel pain, it’s…

Psoriasis and Other Skin Problems of the Feet

Relaxing BarefootAugust is Psoriasis Awareness Month. Psoriasis is an immune disorder characterized by itchy, raised, red patches found anywhere on the skin. A flare-up of psoriasis on your feet is likely to show up on the soles, but can also affect the tops, including your toes. The skin on your feet may swell, redden, thicken, crack, or form blisters. Psoriasis can mimic the symptoms of athlete’s…

Causes of Discolored Toenails

You’re probably pretty familiar with what your healthy toenails look like. What does it mean, though if your toenails seem off-color to you? Dr. Craig B. Frey and Dr. Megan L. Oltmann, the podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland offer these insights – a rainbow of reasons for discolored toenails and what to do about them:   Color: Black, Purplish-Black, or Maroon Likely…