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.…

Are You at Risk for Diabetes?

514650669 S Blood Pressure Cuff Doctor PatientLet’s approach the end of American Diabetes Awareness Month with some vital questions: will you get diabetes? Is there any reason to be worried? Are there steps you should be taking to reduce your risk? These are some great questions to bring to your doctor at your next physical. But even before that, you can begin to assess your risk of getting Type 2 diabetes.…

3 Compelling Reasons to Check Your Feet Right Now

88971925 Podiatry Doctor Curing An Elderly Patient FootSince the beginning of the COVID-19 quarantine, people have been putting off getting medical care for many issues. Foot problems are no exception. As a result, issues not fixed early have likely gotten worse.  It’s neither safe nor wise to put off certain types of care. So, check your feet right now if any of the following statements apply to you. You have diabetes. Even…

We Could Talk All Day about Toe Problems

Happy FeetIf we at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland ran a radio station, we might call it WTOE. It would feature talk shows since we can’t think of a lot of songs about toe problems. We wouldn’t have to worry about attracting an audience because 75% of people, including those in our listening area of Portage, Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Summit Counties, will eventually have some…

Do You Need a Podiatrist if You’ve Got Diabetes?

106546227 S Diabetes Glucometer Patient Doctor Sugar LevelWe’re just going to jump in and answer this blog’s title question right away: YES! Anyone with diabetes should have their feet checked at least once a year by a qualified foot specialist. And once-yearly checkups are not always enough. That’s because diabetics are prone to two types of problems that podiatrists are uniquely qualified to diagnose: Neuropathy (nerve damage): When you feel pain, it’s…

Plantar Fasciitis Can Be a Big Deal

33033803 A Man Has Soreness In His Arch.Here’s what Dallas football player Amari Cooper had to say about his pre-season troubles with heel pain: “Yeah, so, plantar fasciitis, you just got to do a lot of stretching, a lot of treatment, but it’s not a big deal.” Not so fast, cowboy. Plantar fasciitis can be a big deal. Let’s take a closer look at this common type of heel pain. What is…

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…

Keep an Eye Out for These 3 Kinds of Pediatric Foot Problems

30980543 Child Rubbed Leg After Wearing Unsuitable Shoes.If your child had foot pain, would they tell you about it? In our experience as podiatrists here at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland, the answer to that question is an emphatic “maybe.” A child may be too young to express what’s wrong. She may notice something’s not quite right but keep forgetting to say anything about it. He may be too embarrassed to…

Strengthen Your Bones with These 2 Nutrients

41263246 S Woman Feet High ArchesWe all make choices about what to eat every day. Some days we make better choices than others! These days, we’re approaching the end of March – National Nutrition Month. Therefore, it’s a great time to focus on choosing foods that nourish our feet and ankles. Dr. Megan L. Oltmann and Dr. Craig B. Frey of Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland want to help…