The Devastating Foot Complication Diabetics Often Miss

33084893 Diabetic Foot Skining NeuropathyIf you’ve never heard of Charcot foot, you’re not alone. It’s a complication of the diabetic foot that’s becoming more prevalent as diabetes itself spreads throughout the world population. What’s Charcot foot? The first thing podiatrists Craig B. Frey, DPM and Megan L. Oltmann, DPM want you to know is that the name “Charcot foot” is a bit of a misnomer, since the condition can…

Learn to Recognize the Warning Signs of Diabetes

14210190 Mature Woman Practicing YogaWould it surprise you to know that some people walk around with symptom of diabetes for several years before they even realize something’s happening to them? It can happen. The warning signs can be subtle. They may not bring diabetes to mind as a possible cause. Dr. Craig B. Frey and Dr. Megan L. Oltmann of Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland want you to…

Lifestyle Changes Can Prevent Diabetes

33084893 Diabetic Foot Skining NeuropathyIt’s National Diabetes Awareness Month, and all of us at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland think it’s a good time to talk about diabetes prevention. Expert podiatrists Dr. Megan L. Oltmann and Dr. Craig B. Frey spend a lot of time treating feet with diabetes-related conditions like poor circulation (PAD) and nerve damage. These are the types of chronic conditions that can lead to…

10 Ways You’re Hurting Your Feet

12609946 Man Tends To His Aching ArchFeet are some of the most neglected parts of our bodies. At Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland, we’ve put together a list of some common foot abuses. They’re easy to fix, and we encourage you to do so! You’re wearing the wrong size shoes. If you haven’t had your feet measured since the 11thgrade, you missed an important life lesson. Adult feet can change…

Improve Flexibility and Relieve Pain Through Stretching

52935337 S Foot Pain Arch Woman ExercisingRemember Gumby? He’s that green, clay cartoon character whose outrageous flexibility helps him out of tricky situations. You may not ever need to stretch your legs to three times their length like this animated TV and movie star, but being able to stretch certainly has its advantages, especially as we get older. Having good flexibility means that you can Bend over more easily. This improves…