Are You Looking for a Female Podiatrist?

Dr. Megan L. Oltmann ProfileWomen throughout history have made astounding achievements in medicine, law, education, and social justice – to name a few areas! As a nation, we celebrate women’s accomplishments during Women’s History Month every year in March. We’re fortunate here at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland that one of our doctors is a female podiatrist who makes history every day as an expert doctor and surgeon.…

Can You Visit a Podiatrist During the Pandemic?

8903748 Senior Man Massaging His Aching Feet With His HandsThroughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland has been open for our patients who need urgent care. Emergency podiatric conditions pose an immediate threat to your health and include Broken bones Sudden changes, such as swelling or numbness Wounds that aren’t healing – especially important for our patients with diabetes Constant pain in your lower limbs that impedes your ability to walk…

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…

4 Strategies to Conquer Smelly Feet

22247478 Female Nurse Holding Her Nose From The Smell Of Male Feet.Smelly feet can be normal, or they can signal an underlying medical problem. Most people will find relief from embarrassing foot odor by using some or all of these 4 strategies: Make some changes First, change your socks every day – more than once a day if you’ve been exercising. Re-wearing your socks means you’re also re-sweating in them, which makes for a very ripe…

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…

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…

Many Ways to Treat Heel Pain

32745571 S Heel Pain Feet HandPatients walk into Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland (it’s true, sometimes they’re hobbling) with all sorts of foot problems. However, one of their most common complaints is heel pain. It can seem to come on suddenly and fiercely or it can feel like a dull ache that just won’t go away. By the time the person’s made it to our Cuyahoga County podiatry office,…