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,…

8 Ways a Podiatrist Can Send Your Foot Pain Packing

29470486 Female LegOf all the parts of the human body, we tend to ignore our feet the most. That is until something happens to make them hurt. But it’s really hard to ignore a heel that screams out in pain when you walk. And just what are you supposed to do with a big toe that suddenly swells up and turns angry-red? Who are you gonna call…

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,…

Tiptoeing in Children

40044901 Childrens Bare Feet. Childs Bare Feet On The Wooden FloorGiven the rancorous nature of the 2016 election season, and just the general complexity of family relationships, we bet there was a fair amount of topic avoidance at the Thanksgiving table this year. “Don’t bring up the election!” “If Grandpa mentions your hair, just change the subject!” All that energy spent worrying about and tiptoeing around sensitive issues can be exhausting! Children who spend time…

Dealing with Chronic Ankle Instability

35462504 S Ankle Pain Icepack Blue Hand FeetIs there any truth to the idea that people can predict changes in the weather based on how their joints feel? Scientists don’t agree whether people can accurately say it’s going to rain this afternoon just because their ankle hurts this morning. But don’t tell that to Uncle Bob, who’s been predicting rain pretty accurately ever since that accident in ’09… Though we appreciate his…

What to Know about Your Baby’s Feet

Child FeetOnce they reach a certain age, keeping your children’s feet healthy is really not that much different from keeping your own in top shape. You want to keep your kids in the proper shoes for the activity they’re engaged in, make sure they wash their feet daily and dry them carefully, and don’t be afraid to report anything strange or painful to us at Foot…