Quit Smoking to Improve Your Foot Health

Late last month, a group of state lawmakers paved the way to invest $20 million in finding innovative ways to combat Ohio’s opioid addiction epidemic. Ohio has the most opioid-related deaths in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That’s a lot of addiction and a lot of people in need. What’s interesting […]

“Golden Rules” for Diabetic Foot Care This Season

“Golden Rules” for Diabetic Foot Care This Season This is the season of warmth. You may be tempted to shed your socks and shoes and savor the warmth of the sand on the shores of Lake Erie; to walk barefoot through the cool grass; to slip into a light sandal and feel the breeze on […]

The Importance of Foot Health Awareness

There’s so much to keep up with these days. Our brains are teeming with bits of international news, family concerns, summer vacation planning, the to-do list at work, and the to-do list at home. Oh, and were you aware that we recently celebrated Earth Day, the first 100 days of the new administration, and national […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]