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…

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.…

Custom Orthotics: A Simple, Effective Way to Treat a Wide Range of Foot Problems

Leather Orthopedic Insoles With Boot. Blue Background.There are hundreds of reasons why your feet might hurt. But the one simple solution to your foot pain could be custom orthotics. Orthotics are shoe inserts that correct various foot problems such as bunions, high or low arches, ankles that turn in when you walk or run, arthritis, toe deformities, and nerve pain. These problems arise from underlying issues such as: biomechanical imbalances stress…

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…

Questions and Answers about Bunions

55114416 Hallux Valgus, Bunion In Foot, Pain In Legs, On A Wooden BackgroundA bunion is just one of many toe deformities that we treat here at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland. Here are some of the most common questions our patients have and some helpful answers from our expert podiatrists Dr. Craig B. Frey and Dr. Megan L. Oltmann. Q: What causes bunions? A: Many people believe that high heels or tight shoes cause bunions. It’s…

Dos and Don’ts of Buying Shoes

38906006 L Shoes Lace Color Shoes Hand Pick A ShoeYou weren’t born yesterday. You know how to buy shoes. Or do you? Podiatrists Megan L. Oltmann, DPM and Craig B. Frey, DPM submit that most people could improve their foot health if they simply wore the right shoes. Many people wear shoes that don’t fit well, which can lead to bunions, hammertoes, tendinitis, and more. One thing we know for sure here at Foot…

Be Mindful of These 5 Signs of Foot Trouble

47923181 Pain In The Foot. Massage Of Male Feet. Pedicures.When there’s a sudden change in our lives, we can see it clearly. A new baby! The loss of a loved one! Routines are changed, and life takes on a new meaning. But sometimes change comes about gradually, hinting at a new normal that we’re not quite ready to see. Until, one day it’s staring us in the face. Maybe that’s the reason behind recent…

Common Sports Injuries and How to Treat Them

32055108 S Achilles Pain Man Fit Runner Sneakers Grass HeelIs there a sport out there that doesn’t involve heavy use of your feet? Soccer, football, basketball, rugby, volleyball, tennis, baseball, and gymnastics – our feet and ankles play an enormous role in these high-impact sports and so many more. What are the most common injuries among athletes of different sports? You may be surprised by some of them! Let’s take a look at some…

Your Aching Toes

10542815 Perfect Circle Of Legs Isolated, Concept With Copy SpaceToes – what are they good for? Well, for one thing, they help us keep our balance. To prove it, try this brief, toe-less experiment: -Stand on one foot and lift your toes off the ground. -Hang out for a bit. -Now, place your toes back on the ground. -Hang out some more. -Admit: it was easier to balance on one leg when your toes…

Why Podiatrists Prescribe Orthotics

10080899 Studio Photo Of Orthopedic Insoles Isolated On White BackgroundWe podiatrists have a special tool in our cache of treatments. It’s neither a generic pill nor a blanket, one-size-fits-all treatment. It’s safe for children and adults, and it’s completely customized for you, the individual patient, designed to improve your very specific foot pain. What kind of medicine could be so personalized just for you? It’s an orthotic device, also called an orthotic insert, orthotics,…