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 […]

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 […]

5 Signs You Might Need a Podiatrist

If there’s one thing that Dr. Megan L. Oltmann and Dr. Craig B. Frey want you to remember about your feet, it’s this: foot pain is never normal. You may be tempted to chalk up recurring foot pain to old age or too much exercise – but you shouldn’t. Podiatrists are specially trained to evaluate […]

Get Answers from a Qualified Podiatrist, Not the Internet

It’s quite amazing to see the kinds of questions that people pose on internet forums about their health. Foot-related questions that we’ve seen include “What causes foot cramps?”, “What to do when your feet smell REALLY bad?” and the really amusing “Should people have their feet cut off at birth?” While we think that last […]

Causes of Discolored Toenails

You’re probably pretty familiar with what your healthy toenails look like. What does it mean, though if your toenails seem off-color to you? Dr. Craig B. Frey and Dr. Megan L. Oltmann, the podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland offer these insights – a rainbow of reasons for discolored toenails and what to […]

When Your Child Chooses Ballet

It goes without saying that sports are hard on the body. Football and concussions are constantly in the news. Athletes are sidelined by knee, ankle, and foot injuries on a daily basis. Is there a parent among us who hasn’t stopped to consider the potential for bodily damage with any sport their child is considering? […]