What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

107212945 Woman's Leg Hurts, Pain In The Heel, Massage Of Female Feet At HomePlantar fasciitis is the number one cause of heel pain among our patients here at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia, the long, flat ligament that stretches across the bottom of your foot, becomes inflamed. There are several ways you can irritate your plantar fascia: Wearing unsupportive shoes. When you wear shoes that don’t have much in the…

Questions and Answers about Gout

54524965 S Gout Toe Pain Big Man Pillow FootSudden pain and swelling in your big toe may be a gout attack. Especially for our patients in Geauga, Cuyahoga, Summit, and Portage counties who may not know much about gout, expert podiatrists Dr. Megan L. Oltmann and Dr. Craig B. Frey want to walk you through some questions and answers about this condition that quite literally attacks your big toe. What is gout? Gout,…

Foot Care for Senior Citizens

12609946 Man Tends To His Aching ArchIt’s been said that “Age is an issue of mind over matter; if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” Dr. Craig B. Frey and Dr. Megan L. Oltmann of Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland appreciate the humor in this popular quote. But we also like to point out to our senior patients that you can’t deny the passage of time. You may not mind,…

What if Kim Kardashian Really Does Have 6 Toes?

6643030 S Pedicure Flower Nail Polish FeetSocial media was ablaze a few months ago with speculation about Kim Kardashian’s toes, and it’s happening again this month. Photos of the socialite and media personality, including close-ups of her sandaled feet, reveal the possibility of a sixth toe on each foot. Or do they? Well, unless Ms. Kardashian were to visit us here at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland for a foot…

What to Do if You’ve Sprained Your Ankle

9650036 S Sprained Ankle Male Ice Pack Foot BruiseA twisted ankle is an incredibly common injury – and not just for athletes. According to one study, 23,000 people a day seek medical care for a sprained ankle. You can imagine how many more people get injured but don’t go to the emergency room or visit their doctor. What about those people who brave an ankle injury all on their own? Are they acting…