What’s Causing Your Lower Leg, Ankle, or Foot Pain?

107509143 S Woman Runner Heel PainNow that we’ve seen some serious hints of spring weather here in Cuyahoga, Portage, Summit, and Geauga Counties, people are bursting out of their homes to walk, run, and play outside. And some of them are feeling some foot, ankle, or lower leg pain that they shouldn’t ignore. If this sounds like you, consider what might be causing your pain: Too much too soon. If…

4 Ways to Boost Your Energy

Woman Exercising In ParkIf you’re feeling zapped of energy, you’re not alone. We’ve been enduring the global pandemic for over a year now, and it’s tiring, both physically and mentally. And the recent switch to Daylight Savings Time might have thrown your biological clock out of whack. So, it seems a good time to talk about various ways to put a spring back in your step. First things…

Fast Facts about Foot and Ankle Arthritis

12609946 Man Tends To His Aching ArchIn recognition of World Arthritis Day, the staff of Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland offers this easy-to-digest list of facts about foot and ankle arthritis and how to ease the pain. Facts About Foot and Ankle Arthritis The most common form of arthritis to affect the feet is called osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the physical breakdown of the soft tissues within a joint. That soft…

Win the War Against Foot and Ankle Pain

Shutterstock M 1132197617 Foot Pain Girl Holds Her Hand 1Who hasn’t uttered the words “my feet are killing me!” at one time or another? It’s just one example of how we talk about our health. We seem to use a lot of words associated with confrontation. “She’s battling pain.” “He’s going to beat this.” We can have a gall bladder or gout attack. Early on in the current pandemic, President Trump told us we…

Need Foot or Ankle Surgery? Choose a Well-Qualified Surgeon

47971637 S Nurse Doctor Patient Hospital Injury Foot Man Woman Bandage Wound Hurt Hopital Office UlcerSometimes, you can’t avoid foot or ankle surgery. It may be your only option to piece together broken bones. Surgery can finally eliminate the pain of bunions, hammertoes, or arthritis that you’ve been living with for months or even years. Residents of northern Ohio – Cuyahoga, Summit, Portage, and Geauga Counties – can turn with confidence to Dr. Craig B. Frey and Dr. Megan L.…

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,…

What’s Causing Your Ankle Pain?

32055108 S Achilles Pain Man Fit Runner Sneakers Grass HeelPatients from all over Cuyahoga, Geauga, Summit and Portage Counties regularly limp into Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland with ankle pain of some sort. It’s no surprise to our podiatrists Dr. Megan L. Oltmann and Dr. Craig B. Frey that ankles are injured so much. There’s a lot going on in your ankle, structurally speaking. Here’s what makes the ankle a complex part of…

Injuries of the Achilles Tendon

67060020 Ankle Pain In Men. Pain ConceptWe’re not sure this headline could be any more brutally honest: “Say Goodbye to Kevin Durant as you Knew Him” proclaims bleacherreport.com, a website that serves the sports world and its fans. Kevin Durant is a forward for the Golden State Warriors basketball team. The multiple MVP is highly regarded as one of basketball’s greatest players. Well, perhaps he’s not anymore, suggests the online article.…

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…