2 Rules That Can Help Defeat Childhood Obesity

The rate of obesity in this country is something that we’re quite concerned about at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland. Dr. Megan L. Oltmann and Dr. Craig B. Frey, our expert podiatrists, see a large number of patients whose foot issues are caused by or exacerbated by obesity. These include conditions like heel pain, […]

Preventing Falls is a Balancing Act

Older folks can be gravely injured when they take a fall. In fact, the National Council on Aging tells us that “falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans.” That’s why National Falls Prevention Awareness Day exists. This year, we observe Falls Prevention Awareness on September 22 – aptly chosen, […]

Common Sports Injuries and How to Treat Them

Is there a sport out there that doesn’t involve heavy use of your feet? Soccer, football, basketball, rugby, volleyball, tennis, baseball, and gymnastics – our feet and ankles play an enormous role in these high-impact sports and so many more. What are the most common injuries among athletes of different sports? You may be surprised […]

Your Aching Toes

Toes – what are they good for? Well, for one thing, they help us keep our balance. To prove it, try this brief, toe-less experiment: -Stand on one foot and lift your toes off the ground. -Hang out for a bit. -Now, place your toes back on the ground. -Hang out some more. -Admit: it […]

Hammertoes: The Truth is Out There

Ever say something you immediately regretted? There’s quite a bit of that phenomenon going around in the news this month. Call it public misspeaking, spicing up our lives in so many ways. One example that raised our eyebrows: former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager made a foot-related slip of the tongue on the April 10 […]