How to Treat Cysts on Your Feet

foot cyst - podiatristCysts are fluid-filled lumps that form under the skin or arise out of a joint. They can appear anywhere on the body, with some common places being the fingers, wrists, knees, and feet. Toe joints commonly get cysts, but you may also spot a jelly-like bump on the top of your foot. When you touch the cyst, it can feel either firm or somewhat squishy.…

6 Ways to Prevent Foot Problems

20183914 L Running Sneakers Workout 1536x1022Every April, Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland joins expert podiatrists everywhere in observing Foot Health Awareness Month. Here’s one important thing we’d like you to be aware of: there’s a lot you can do to prevent foot problems from cropping up. Avoid bunions, nerve pain, heel pain, flat feet, and many other common foot disorders by using these six simple preventative measures: Wear shoes…

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.…

Nourish Yourself, Nourish Your Feet

48070183 Healthy Food In Heart And Cholesterol Diet Concept On Vintage BoardsMarch is National Nutrition Month, and Dr. Craig B. Frey and Dr. Megan L. Oltmann of Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland ask important health questions about nutrition. What does adequately nourished mean? Is it all just about the food you eat? What does proper nutrition have to do with your feet and ankles? Let’s take those questions one at a time. First, what does…

Dos and Don’ts for Healthy Winter Feet

Socks Hiking Boots 80931 S 150x150Maintaining healthy feet during the winter is a matter of keeping them warm and dry. Also, it’s about keeping them safe from injury, frostbite, the pain of Raynaud’s disease, and the effects of diabetes. Here are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind as we count the days until spring. Do update your sock drawer. If you’re outside hiking, running, or shoveling the snow…

Lower Your Blood Pressure to Improve Cardiovascular Health

514650669 S Blood Pressure Cuff Doctor Patient 150x150February is American Heart Month. All of us at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland want to take this opportunity to talk about blood pressure, cardiovascular health, and how they relate to your feet.  What is cardiovascular health? “Cardio” means “heart.” “Vascular” refers to the blood vessels that carry blood to every part of your body, from the loops of your brain matter to the…

10 Ways to Show Your Feet Some Love

8709293 S Valentine Footprint Heart 150x150This Valentine’s Day blow a couple of kisses to the body parts that serve you well every day: your feet! It is important to show your feet some love this month and every month. Here are ten ways to show them how much you appreciate their constant support: Move your body. Regular exercise helps maintain good circulation to your feet. Quit smoking. Vaping and smoking…

Add “Measure Your Feet” to Your To-Do List

78779574 Checking Shoe SizeOne of the best ways you can take care of your feet is to buy shoes that fit well. To do that, start by measuring your feet. Try it on January 23 – National Measure Your Feet Day! Who should have their feet measured? Children need to have their feet measured often. A child’s foot can grow into a new size in as little as…

Changes in Your Feet May Be Telling You Something

8736511 S Feet Walking“There is nothing permanent except change,” a wise Greek philosopher once said. Life throws change at us all the time – including physical changes in our body. However, you shouldn’t accept all changes in your feet as normal. Changes in how your feet look, feel, or move can be signs of trouble not only in your feet but in other bodily systems as well. Here…

5 Simple Ways to Change Your Exercise Routine for the Better

Full Male Runs On A Treadmill In A Gym. Concept Of Weight Loss And Sport. Back View.If you’re someone who gets regular exercise, all of us at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland applaud you. Regular exercise helps keep your weight from creeping upward, allows blood to flow freely, and strengthens muscles and bones, all of which help keep your feet and ankles in tip-top shape. However, even if you already get regular exercise, there are simple ways to change your…