October 20 is World Osteoporosis Day

47923217 Man's Hand Being Massaged A FootPodiatrists Megan L. Oltmann, DPM and Craig B. Frey, DPM want to call attention to a bone disease that affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 8 men. Osteoporosis means “porous bone.” People with this disease have weak bones that are easily broken. It’s often called the “silent disease,” because it can be difficult to know that your bones have become weak. The first…

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…

Be Smart About Bone Density

53334715 S Osteoporosis Bone FeetSeveral years ago, award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow admitted to having a disease called osteopenia, which means she’s lost some of her bone density. We were interested to hear her admit recently on late-night TV that she’s broken her toes 8 or 10 times – and she broke her foot a few weeks ago. (She also came on Jimmy Kimmel Live wearing what looked like 4-inch…