5 Winter Foot Care Tips for Diabetic Feet

winter foot care tipsWhat have you been doing to prepare for the cold weather? Filling up the oil tank? Calling the snowplow guy? What about preparations for your own precious human body? If you’ve got diabetes, this is a crucial question. Diabetes, as our patients know well, can affect the feet in several ways: Peripheral arterial disease stops blood from flowing to the areas farthest from the heart…

Protect Your Feet from Frostbite

2589262 1920 Snow Snow Boot Male Man Female Women Feet Shoes Frostbite Cold Weather 1536x1152Frostbite can strike your ears, nose, fingers, and toes when you’re outside in the cold for a long time, or if your skin isn’t well protected against freezing temperatures. And while the winter of 2020 may not go down in history as the coldest ever in northeastern Ohio, temperatures are still hovering around the freezing point or just below. “Frostbite” literally means frozen skin. The…

3 Ways the Cold Can Affect Your Toes

44487387 S Boots Snow Woman Supportive WarmWintertime in Cuyahoga County can gift us with some truly beautiful scenes. The snow drifts down, kids rejoice in snow days off from school, and if we’re lucky, hot beverages in warm homes keep us safe and snug. But when you have to venture outside into the freezing temps, our advice from Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland is to watch out for problems with…

5 Cold-Weather Truths for Diabetic Feet

44487387 S Boots Snow Woman Supportive WarmBaby, it’s cold outside! Cold temps can pose a challenge to anyone’s feet. But the cold, hard truth is that diabetics must pay special attention. At Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland, we’d like to remind our diabetic patients that protecting your feet is more urgent than it is for most people. And that includes protection from the ravages of winter. Here are some cold-weather…

Holiday Gifts that Promote Great Foot Health

2557515 1920 Cold Workout Stretching Feet Weather Excerising Jacket‘Tis the season for giving! At Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland, we think some of the best gifts are the ones that help keep our patients’ feet healthy. Life is just better when you’re not dealing with aching feet. So improve a loved one’s life by gifting them with products that’ll keep the bounce in their step from now until next holiday season. Here…