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.…

COVID-19 and People with Underlying Conditions

13904812 M Patient Waiting Room TabletRecently, the Centers for Disease Control expanded its list of underlying health conditions that put people at an increased risk of severe complications from COVID-19. The list now includes those who suffer from the following health conditions: coronary artery disease COPD obesity chronic kidney disease high blood pressure moderate to severe asthma liver disease pregnancy smoking type 2 diabetes. Diabetes and COVID-19 Type 2 diabetes…

What’s Your Risk of Developing Diabetes?

47542744 Prevent Diabetes Against Indicators Of Healthy LifestyleWould you be surprised to learn that diabetes is extremely damaging to your feet? High blood sugar damages nerves and blood vessels, which makes the feet especially vulnerable to two things: numbness and slow healing. When your feet are numb, it’s much harder for you to detect a problem such as a cut or a scrape. That’s a real problem for diabetics when they also…

Travel Tips for People with Diabetes

52400058 Elderly Woman DrivingIf you’ve got diabetes, you do your best every day to monitor what you eat and drink. You know when it’s time to pull out the test strips and check your blood sugar levels. Managing diabetes takes time, effort, and organization – all of which can get very tricky when you go on vacation. But with some careful forethought and preparation, people with diabetes can…

5 Cold-Weather Truths for Diabetic Feet

44487387 S Boots Snow Woman Supportive WarmBaby, it’s cold outside! Cold temps can pose a challenge to anyone’s feet. But the cold, hard truth is that diabetics must pay special attention. At Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland, we’d like to remind our diabetic patients that protecting your feet is more urgent than it is for most people. And that includes protection from the ravages of winter. Here are some cold-weather…

“Golden Rules” for Diabetic Foot Care This Season

22245507 M Diabetes Bunion Doctor Patient Feet“Golden Rules” for Diabetic Foot Care This Season This is the season of warmth. You may be tempted to shed your socks and shoes and savor the warmth of the sand on the shores of Lake Erie; to walk barefoot through the cool grass; to slip into a light sandal and feel the breeze on the skin that’s been imprisoned all winter. But Dr. Craig…

The Importance of Foot Health Awareness

41385694 Happy Smile Toes CartoonThere’s so much to keep up with these days. Our brains are teeming with bits of international news, family concerns, summer vacation planning, the to-do list at work, and the to-do list at home. Oh, and were you aware that we recently celebrated Earth Day, the first 100 days of the new administration, and national foot health awareness month? Okay – we saw you roll…

The Relationship between Diabetes and Your Feet

23709852 S Feet Podiatrist DoctorDiabetes is a large and growing problem all over the world. The disease affects your whole body in many ways and is especially hard on your feet, which is why the podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland work so hard to educate our patients about it. Let’s take a closer look at what diabetes is and how it affects your feet. What is…

Foot & Ankle Associates Offers Excellence in Podiatry Services

In Cuyahoga County, you have an enormous number of places to choose from to receive health care. When it comes to problems with your feet or ankles, consider a visit to the podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland. Here are some compelling reasons to entrust us with your pain, disease, or questions about foot and ankle health: Our two podiatrists are experts in…