Keep an Eye Out for These 3 Kinds of Pediatric Foot Problems

30980543 Child Rubbed Leg After Wearing Unsuitable Shoes.If your child had foot pain, would they tell you about it? In our experience as podiatrists here at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland, the answer to that question is an emphatic “maybe.” A child may be too young to express what’s wrong. She may notice something’s not quite right but keep forgetting to say anything about it. He may be too embarrassed to…

Is There a Difference Between Arthritis and Gout?

34515493 Man With Painful And Swollen Right Foot Due To Gout InflammationMay is Arthritis Awareness Month. Dr. Craig B. Frey and Dr. Megan L. Oltmann want to focus on how we can help our Cuyahoga, Portage, Geauga, and Summit county patients ease the pain of a unique form of arthritis called gout. What makes gout unusual is how it differs from other forms of arthritis. Arthritis in general terms The term “arthritis” refers to any kind…

14 Ways to Walk More

52008741 S Sneaker Running Walking Jogging ExerciseIf you’re interested in staying fit and even losing a few pounds, podiatrists Craig B. Frey, DPM and Megan L. Oltmann, DPM give you a round of applause. Here’s one suggestion for an easy way to stay fit: get walking. There are countless ways to fit more steps into your day. Here are some ideas: Get a full foot-checkup. If your feet aren’t in great…

How to Treat Corns and Calluses

69011226 S Callus Foot SketchHave you ever stopped to think about why your feet develop corns and calluses? Both corns and calluses are areas of thickened skin. They form when something repeatedly irritates one area of your foot. Calluses are flat and may cover a large area. We commonly see them on heels and the balls of the feet. Corns are thicker and deeper and cover a smaller area,…