Beware the Common Flip-Flop

There’s no denying the allure of flip-flops. What started out as surfer garb in the 1950s and 60s has grown so much in popularity that now we find them in closets all over the world. When the warm weather hits, what’s not to love about their convenience, relatively low cost, and styles ranging from monochromatic, […]

Foot Health Jargon: Cracking the Code

One of the most popular sports in the country has its national championship coming up from May 28 to June 3. There aren’t any balls or sticks involved. No nets, no special footwear. No teams, even. And yet it’s broadcast nationally every year on cable channels ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3. What keeps the big sports […]

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. […]

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 […]

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? […]

Surgery for Plantar Fasciitis – A Last Resort

When’s the last time you thought about your plantar fascia? If you have heel pain, you’re thinking about it every moment of every day. The plantar fascia is the thick band of tissue that connects the front part of your foot – the ball – to the heel and supports your arch. When something happens […]