Teach Your Children Well

50044012 S Child Bath Cleaning FeetParents have a tremendous role to play in the lifelong health of their children’s feet. Teach your children from an early age to respect and care for their feet in the following ways: Wash them daily with soap and water. Children’s feet need to be cleaned of the sweat and dirt of daily living, running around, and participating in sports. As they get older and…

The Meaning of Rice

14805063 Injured Ankle With Bandage On A White BackgroundYou’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 through your mind. But no – rice is actually RICE,…

Why Podiatrists Prescribe Orthotics

10080899 Studio Photo Of Orthopedic Insoles Isolated On White BackgroundWe 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? It’s an orthotic device, also called an orthotic insert, orthotics,…

5 Signs You Might Need a Podiatrist

14202058 Doctor Examining An Injured FootIf 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 pain in your foot or ankle, determine its cause, and…