Questions & Answers about Orthotics

99780730 Orthopedic Insoles And Little Boy Legs On White BackgroundPodiatrists Craig B. Frey, DPM and Megan L. Oltmann, DPM of Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland rely on orthotics to help treat many problems of the feet and ankles. Here are some common questions and answers about these valuable podiatric aids. Q: What exactly is an orthotic? A: Orthotics are shoe inserts that adjust the position of your feet in order to relieve pressure,…

Psoriasis and Other Skin Problems of the Feet

Relaxing BarefootAugust is Psoriasis Awareness Month. Psoriasis is an immune disorder characterized by itchy, raised, red patches found anywhere on the skin. A flare-up of psoriasis on your feet is likely to show up on the soles, but can also affect the tops, including your toes. The skin on your feet may swell, redden, thicken, crack, or form blisters. Psoriasis can mimic the symptoms of athlete’s…

Memorize These 3 Facts about Back-to-School Foot Care

465366 L Feet Bottom Of Feet Toes777If we were to remove our Doctor of Podiatric Medicine coats and exchange them for schoolteacher hats, we’d be tempted to create a lesson plan to teach kids about back-to-school foot care. It might look something like this: Foot Care Lesson Plan Date: various first days of school in Cuyahoga, Summit, Portage, and Geauga Counties, August 2019 Lesson objective: Students will be able to name…

Oh, Your Swollen Feet!

45734629 S Swollen FeetThe Washington Post recently featured a series of articles revealing this interesting fact: not everybody loves summer. Apparently, some people dislike longer days. They find that the neighborhood won’t quiet down in time to get the kids to sleep. Or, sunlight blazes into their bedroom and wakes them up with the birds. Furthermore, anxiety and depression can set in when others expect you to enjoy…