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Golf Injuries to the Foot and Ankle

Although golf doesn’t involve running or jumping, injuries do occur to the foot and ankle. Golfers should be aware of the following risks: Heel pain (or plantar fasciitis) can be exacerbated by excessive walking on the golf course. The golf swing can also place stress upon the feet and ankles. Common complaints are especially noted […]

Rugby Injuries to the Foot and Ankle

Rugby is hard on the feet and ankles! Injuries can occur from running and cutting, direct trauma during tackling, and during the scrum. Rugby players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures. Ankle fractures, metatarsal fractures, […]

Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines

Diabetes can be dangerous to your feet – even a small cut can produce serious consequences. Diabetes may cause nerve damage that takes away the feeling in your feet. Diabetes may also reduce blood flow to the feet, making it harder to heal an injury or resist infection. Because of these problems, you may not […]

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention

People with diabetes are prone to having foot problems, often because of two complications of diabetes: nerve damage (neuropathy) and poor circulation. Neuropathy causes loss of feeling in your feet, taking away your ability to feel pain and discomfort, so you may not detect an injury or irritation. Poor circulation in your feet reduces your […]

Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle

The running and side to side cutting in lacrosse are common causes of injuries to the foot and ankle. Lacrosse players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures. Ankle fractures, metatarsal fractures, and Lisfranc fractures can […]

Staph Infections of the Foot

Staphylococcus aureus is a type of bacteria that can be spread through the skin or open wound contact and is known to cause serious illness and infection if contracted. In recent years, certain types of staph bacteria, such as drug-resistant MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), have become more common in high-traffic community areas such as pool […]

Brachymetatarsia

Brachymetatarsia is a condition in which one of the bones in the front of the foot is significantly shorter than the others. Although it may affect any of the five metatarsals, it most commonly affects the fourth metatarsal. Looking at the foot, it might appear that the fourth toe itself is shorter than the adjacent […]

Arch Pain

Pain across the bottom of the foot at any point between the heel and the ball of the foot is often referred to as “arch pain.” Although this description is non-specific, most arch pain is due to strain or inflammation of the plantar fascia (a long ligament on the bottom of the foot). This condition […]

Athlete’s foot

Athlete’s foot is a skin infection caused by fungus. A fungal infection may occur on any part of the body; on the foot it is called athlete’s foot, or tinea pedis.  Fungus commonly attacks the feet because it thrives in a dark, moist, warm environment such as a shoe. Fungal infections are more common in warm […]

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)

What Is PTTD? The posterior tibial tendon serves as one of the major supporting structures of the foot, helping it to function while walking. Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is a condition caused by changes in the tendon, impairing its ability to support the arch. This results in flattening of the foot. PTTD is often […]

Preventing Plantar Warts

Wondering how you can protect your feet from warts? Plantar warts are painful little growths that develop on the soles of the feet. They can make wearing shoes or walking around simply unbearable. If you think you might be dealing with plantar warts, this may be the perfect time to turn to our Beachwood, and […]

We’ll Heal Your Heels

How your podiatrist in Beachwood and Middleburg Heights, OH, can help with heel pain. Heel pain can come on suddenly, or it can develop over time. If you suffer from heel pain, you already know how debilitating it can be. The good news is your podiatrist is an expert at treating heel pain and other […]

How A Podiatrist Can Help You With Your Foot Pain

Know when it’s time to see a professional about your foot pain. Is foot pain impacting your daily routine? Want to be able to go on a walk, run errands or hit the gym without being in pain? Foot pain is a real nuisance, and sometimes it can signify something more serious. Here’s what you […]

FAQs About Warts

How your podiatrist in Beachwood and Middleburg Heights, OH, can help you get rid of plantar warts Warts are ugly, and they can be uncomfortable. Warts can make you self-conscious about wearing sandals and open shoes. Fortunately, your podiatrist has several ways to get rid of warts. Dr. Ronald Freireich at Cleveland Foot And Ankle […]

When To See a Podiatrist

When your feet are troubled, your whole life may be troubled. Bothersome issues with your feet can cause severe consequences if not promptly treated. Podiatrists are commonly called foot doctors, but they also treat the ankle and lower leg. They are uniquely qualified at treating foot and ankle problems. Optimal health of your feet is inextricably linked to […]

FAQs About Warts

Warts are ugly, and they can be uncomfortable. Warts can make you self-conscious about wearing sandals and open shoes. Fortunately, your podiatrist has several ways to get rid of warts.

How A Podiatrist Can Help You With Your Foot Pain

Know when it’s time to see a professional about your foot pain. Is foot pain impacting your daily routine? Want to be able to go on a walk, run errands or

We’ll Heal Your Heels

How your podiatrist in Beachwood and Middleburg Heights, OH, can help with heel pain. Heel pain can come on suddenly, or it can develop over time. If you suffer from heel

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