Questions and Answers about Bunions

55114416 Hallux Valgus, Bunion In Foot, Pain In Legs, On A Wooden BackgroundA bunion is just one of many toe deformities that we treat here at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland. Here are some of the most common questions our patients have and some helpful answers from our expert podiatrists Dr. Craig B. Frey and Dr. Megan L. Oltmann. Q: What causes bunions? A: Many people believe that high heels or tight shoes cause bunions. It’s…

The Risk of Limb Loss is Real for Diabetics

43763052 Doctor Holding An Old Woman's HandThe state of Ohio has officially declared April to be Limb Loss Awareness Month. This is important to us at Foot and Ankle Associates of Cleveland. We want to help our patients learn about the risks of losing a toe or a foot. Who’s most at risk for limb loss? Our patients who are most at risk for amputation have diabetes. For them, the danger…

8 Ways to Treat Your Feet

47923217 Man's Hand Being Massaged A FootApril is Foot Health Awareness Month! So it’s a great time to “step” back and think about all the ways you can be nice to your feet. Here are 8 suggestions from all of us at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland. Get a pedicure. If you’ve never had one, we encourage both men and women to try it. A professional pedicure leaves your feet…

Pregnancy, Foot Health, and High Heels

26421119 L High Heel Ankle Pain Black Shoes FeetYou may have heard that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, better known as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, are expecting their first baby sometime in the next few weeks. Meghan has largely stepped down from her public duties, but when she does make an appearance, she’s still wearing the shoes she prefers: super high heels. Podiatrists Craig B. Frey, DPM and Megan L. Oltmann,…

World Health Day 2019: Health Care for All

33033803 A Man Has Soreness In His Arch.The World Health Organization has designated World Health Day 2019 (April 7) as a time to advocate for equal access to health care. Here in the United States, the debate over universal health care is fraught with strong opinions. Depending on which side of the political aisle you’re standing, a single-payer health plan might cost us $33 trillion over the next several years, or it…