Win the War Against Foot and Ankle Pain

Who hasn’t uttered the words “my feet are killing me!” at one time or another? It’s just one example of how we talk about our health. We seem to use a lot of words associated with confrontation. “She’s battling pain.” “He’s going to beat this.” We can have a gall bladder or gout attack. Early on in the current pandemic, President Trump told us we were fighting an invisible enemy.

If you feel like you’re at war with your feet, fight back with proven offensive and defensive techniques:

Offense

It’s often said that the best defense is a good offense. That’s quite true in podiatry. You can prevent pain and infections by taking good care of your feet and ankles:

  • keep them clean
  • protect them with shoes that fit well
  • trim your toenails correctly
  • steer clear of foot-threatening disease like diabetes
  • seek prompt treatment for problems.

Defense

If despite your best offense, you’re plagued with pain, swelling, or numbness, Dr. Megan L. Oltmann and Dr. Craig B. Frey have some proven defensive moves:

  • custom orthotics treat a wide range of structural problems such as flat feet and bunions
  • prescription medications that can wipe out inflammation faster than over-the-counter varieties
  • physical therapy to strengthen muscles and improve flexibility after an injury
  • surgery to fix a bone fracture, correct a bunion, remove a cyst, clean up a bone spur, eliminate pressure on a nerve that’s causing numbness, and much more.

Our two experienced podiatrists have helped countless patients throughout Geauga, Cuyahoga, Summit, and Portage Counties. To make peace with your foot and ankle problems, call Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland in Solon, Ohio at (440) 903-1041 or contact us online for an appointment.