Be Mindful of These 5 Signs of Foot Trouble

When there’s a sudden change in our lives, we can see it clearly. A new baby! The loss of a loved one! Routines are changed, and life takes on a new meaning. But sometimes change comes about gradually, hinting at a new normal that we’re not quite ready to see. Until, one day it’s staring […]

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 […]

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 […]

Protecting Yourself from Foot & Ankle Problems

When October 31 rolls around, we can spot ghosts and goblins everywhere. Kids! They love to jump out and surprise us with their ghoulish costumes and scary faces. When it comes to your foot health, there’s not too much that can jump out and surprise us at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland. Although there […]

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 […]

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? […]