8 Ways a Podiatrist Can Send Your Foot Pain Packing

29470486 Female LegOf all the parts of the human body, we tend to ignore our feet the most. That is until something happens to make them hurt. But it’s really hard to ignore a heel that screams out in pain when you walk. And just what are you supposed to do with a big toe that suddenly swells up and turns angry-red? Who are you gonna call…

Travel Tips for People with Diabetes

52400058 Elderly Woman DrivingIf you’ve got diabetes, you do your best every day to monitor what you eat and drink. You know when it’s time to pull out the test strips and check your blood sugar levels. Managing diabetes takes time, effort, and organization – all of which can get very tricky when you go on vacation. But with some careful forethought and preparation, people with diabetes can…

Lawn Mowing Tips to Keep Your Family Safe from Injury

14238529 Man Mowing The Lawn In The Yard Of A Country HouseBefore you fire up the lawnmower and get cutting, consider this: every year, thousands of people go to the emergency room with grave injuries from lawnmowers. Many of the injured are children who were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Toe, foot, or entire lower leg amputations are not uncommon. Expert podiatrists Megan L. Oltmann, DPM and Craig B. Frey, DPM of Foot…

The Athlete’s Guide to Preventing Blisters

60531471 Closeup Of Woman's Foot With Adhesive Plaster, Women's ProblemsBlisters are the skin’s response to irritation. When something repeatedly rubs against your foot, the skin will first get hot and red. Then, in an attempt to protect itself from further assault, it forms a bubble. This isn’t an injury that happens slowly over time. Irritated or burned skin puts up a fight in a hurry, and protective blisters can form within minutes. If you…

What’s Causing Your Ankle Pain?

32055108 S Achilles Pain Man Fit Runner Sneakers Grass HeelPatients from all over Cuyahoga, Geauga, Summit and Portage Counties regularly limp into Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland with ankle pain of some sort. It’s no surprise to our podiatrists Dr. Megan L. Oltmann and Dr. Craig B. Frey that ankles are injured so much. There’s a lot going on in your ankle, structurally speaking. Here’s what makes the ankle a complex part of…