Don’t Let Injury Sabotage Your Workout Routine

“Stay off your foot as much as possible.” Active people really hate to hear those words! Anyone who’s used to a particular fitness routine is loath to give it up for a bunch of reasons. For one thing, if you’re used to being active, it can be pretty boring sitting around with your foot elevated. […]

5 Things Your Podiatrist Doesn’t Want You to Do

Perform home surgery. It’s tempting to try to dig out an ingrown toenail by yourself. But think about it – are you using sterile instruments and proper technique? Do you know the best way to go about it, or are you just improvising and risking more damage? Don’t even take a chance – it’s best […]

You Sprained Your Ankle – Now What?

According to the New York Times, the International Ankle Consortium, a group of researchers who study ankle injuries (yes! this isn’t an April Fool’s Day prank, such a group really exists), has determined that among all people who sprain their ankle, only 55% of them ever seek a doctor’s care. Dr. Megan L. Oltmann and […]

What Causes Tingling in Your Feet

Prickly, shivery, ringing and stinging are all ways to describe that tingling sensation anywhere in your body that you just want to shake off. “Pins and needles” is a good one, too. You might experience tingling in your feet if you’ve just gotten up from sitting on your knees for a while or if you’ve […]

The Relationship between Diabetes and Your Feet

Diabetes is a large and growing problem all over the world. The disease affects your whole body in many ways and is especially hard on your feet, which is why the podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland work so hard to educate our patients about it. Let’s take a closer look at what […]

Treat Your Feet Well While Training for a Big Race

The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. If you’ve signed up for it, you know it’s less than a dozen weeks away, and hopefully you’re well into your training. Dr. Megan L. Oltmann and Dr. Craig B. Frey of Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland want you to stop moving for […]

Teach Your Children Well

Parents have a tremendous role to play in the lifelong health of their children’s feet. Teach your children from an early age to respect and care for their feet in the following ways: Wash them daily with soap and water. Children’s feet need to be cleaned of the sweat and dirt of daily living, running […]

The Meaning of Rice

You’ve probably heard of medical professionals or even personal trainers recommending rice treatment for certain injuries. If you’ve never heard of it before, your first thought might be that you’re supposed to do something with actual kernels of rice – crazy visions of applying exotic grains to your ankle to draw out the pain swirl […]

Why Podiatrists Prescribe Orthotics

We podiatrists have a special tool in our cache of treatments. It’s neither a generic pill nor a blanket, one-size-fits-all treatment. It’s safe for children and adults, and it’s completely customized for you, the individual patient, designed to improve your very specific foot pain. What kind of medicine could be so personalized just for you? […]