Winter Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

54406533 The Boots In Snow WinterAt Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland, we advise our diabetic patients to visit our podiatry office in Solon, Ohio at least once a year as part of an overall plan to keep their diabetes under control and their feet healthy. The danger that diabetes poses to your feet continues in every season, but winter presents some special challenges. Dr. Megan L. Oltmann and Dr.…

Do You Need More Vitamin D?

41019359 Pills Or Vitamin In Medicine Bottles On Wood BackgroundMom was right when she told you that spinach would “put hair on your chest.” All she meant was that she wanted you to eat your vitamins so that your body would be properly nourished. But it’s not always possible to get all the vitamins you need just by eating. Vitamin D is one of those things that’s really hard to get enough of just…

Frostbite FAQs

44487387 S Boots Snow Woman Supportive WarmOl’ Man Winter is preparing to offer us temperatures 4-5 degrees colder than normal this year in the Cleveland area, according to the weather experts. One way you can prepare for these low temps is to educate yourself about the dangers of frostbite. Megan L. Otlmann, DPM and Craig B. Frey, DPM of Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland offer these FAQs: Q:  What is…

Caring for the Aging Foot

47923217 Man's Hand Being Massaged A FootSo here we are at the beginning of another new year. 2017 already? Wasn’t it just yesterday that Katie Couric was marveling at saying “2000” for the very first time? And what’s happened to our bodies in the last 17 years – or since we were kids? Are we feeling the signs of age? Anyone over the age of 40 or so is probably nodding…