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Posts for: October, 2013

Do you have an ulcer?

If the answer is yes: Has it decreased in size by 50% over the past 4 to 6 weeks? 

Is the physician treating your wound a wound care specialist? 

If you answered no to the questions above we are here to help.  Our office has a physician specializing in wound care. She has just completed 47 hours of continuing medical education in wound care.  She can assess all aspects involved in healing the wound including nutritional evaluation, circulation evaluation and proper diagnosis of the wound type.  With this information, she can formulate a treatment regimen to get you healed and back to your normal day activities. 

Please feel free to contact 1 of our 3 offices to schedule an appointment:

Middleburg Heights Office

18660 Bagley Road
Suite 301, Phase 1
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Phone (440) 243-1473
Fax (440) 243-1476

Beachwood Office

28790 Chagrin Boulevard, Suite 200
Beachwood, OH 44122
Phone (216) 591-1905
Fax (216) 591-1961

Lyndhurst Office

5035 Mayfield Road, Suite 215
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Phone (216) 382-8070
Fax (216) 382-6767

As brightly colored leaves dazzle the fall landscape, hikers and hunters nationwide will migrate to mountains, woods and fields, but many, unfortunately, are ill prepared for the beating their feet will take.


Hikers, hunters and others who love the outdoors often don’t realize how strenuous it can be to withstand constant, vigorous walking on uneven terrain. Lax physical conditioning and inappropriate footwear bring scores of outdoor enthusiasts into physician offices each fall for treatment of foot and ankle problems such as chronic heel pain, ankle sprains, Achilles tendonitis, fungal infections and severe blisters.


Walking up and down steep hillsides and tramping through wet, slippery fields and wooded areas puts stress on the muscles and tendons in the feet and ankles, especially if un-conditioned properly before hitting the trail. Also, many don’t realize that cross-training athletic shoes aren’t the best choice for extended hiking and hunting, that well constructed hiking boots are a better choice.


Hikers and hunters must invest in top-quality hiking boots: Boots that are strong, well insulated, moisture-proof with steel or graphite shanks. The supportive shank decreases strain on the arch by allowing the boot to distribute impact as the foot moves forward. So if a boot bends in the middle, don’t buy it.


In wet and cold weather, wearing the right socks can help prevent blisters, fungal infections and frostbite. Synthetic socks should be utilized as the first layer to keep the feet dry and reduce blister-causing friction. The second layer should consist of wool socks, to maintain warmth, absorb moisture away from the skin and help make the hiking boot more comfortable.


What happens if your feet or ankles hurt during a hike or hunt? Pain usually occurs from overuse, even from just walking. If you’re not accustomed to walking on sloped or uneven ground, your legs and feet will get tired and cause muscles and tendons to ache. To avoid a serious injury, such as a severe ankle sprain or an Achilles tendon rupture, rest for awhile if you start hurting. Pain is a warning sign that something is wrong. Serious injury risk escalates significantly if you continue hiking in pain.


Evaluation is recommended if there is persistent pain following a hiking or hunting outing, therefore please give 1 of our 3 offices (Our Offices) a call for evaluation.