Nourish Yourself, Nourish Your Feet

48070183 Healthy Food In Heart And Cholesterol Diet Concept On Vintage BoardsMarch is National Nutrition Month, and Dr. Craig B. Frey and Dr. Megan L. Oltmann of Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland ask important health questions about nutrition. What does adequately nourished mean? Is it all just about the food you eat? What does proper nutrition have to do with your feet and ankles? Let’s take those questions one at a time. First, what does…

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…

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…

Do You Need More Vitamin D?

41019359 Pills Or Vitamin In Medicine Bottles On Wood BackgroundMom was right when she told you that spinach would “put hair on your chest.” All she meant was that she wanted you to eat your vitamins so that your body would be properly nourished. But it’s not always possible to get all the vitamins you need just by eating. Vitamin D is one of those things that’s really hard to get enough of just…

Beware These 5 Enemies of Your Feet

We all know that eating healthy foods and getting regular exercise is good for us. We read it every day and heard it from our families growing up. “Eat your vegetables!” “Go play!”- classic Mom-speak, right? Well, Mom was right, of course, but what she didn’t tell you is how much your two feet benefit from a healthy lifestyle. Feet have real enemies that we…

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month

Here’s a startling fact: bones can suddenly fracture with no apparent cause. It can happen anywhere in your body, such as your hip, back, or foot. In fact, an unexplained broken bone in your ankle or foot is sometimes the first sign of osteoporosis, say our board-certified podiatrists here at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland located in Solon, Ohio.  Who gets osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is…