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Megan Oltmann

Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist)

Dr. Megan L. Oltmann is a foot and ankle surgeon in the state of Ohio. She is board qualified in forefoot, rearfoot, and reconstructive ankle surgery.  She is an Associate member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, American Podiatric Medical Association, Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Association, and the Institute for Podiatric Excellence and Development.

Dr. Oltmann was born and raised in Hubbard, Oh, a small suburb of Youngstown, Oh. She grew up dancing competitively and playing volleyball. She graduated with honors from Hubbard High School. She went on to attend the The Ohio State University with a Bachelor's in Biology and a minor in dance. Following completion of her undergraduate studies, she competed her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. She then completed her intern year at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation followed by a Reconstructive foot and ankle Residency at Mercy Health/Northern Ohio Foot and Ankle Foundation.

Dr. Oltmann has surgical interests in foot and ankle surgery including, diabetic reconstructive surgery, sports injury management with an emphasis on dancers, fracture management, lower extremity trauma, reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle, pediatric foot surgery, as well as bunion and hammertoe surgery. Dr. Oltmann has advanced training in external fixation.
6 years Experience
Megan Oltmann
  • Solon, OH
  • Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

What is the best way of recovering from a sprain?

I always recommend for people to follow up with a Dr. after an ankle sprain. It is important to rehab the area properly; if not treated properly, he could continue to roll his READ MORE
I always recommend for people to follow up with a Dr. after an ankle sprain. It is important to rehab the area properly; if not treated properly, he could continue to roll his ankle as the years go on. It is also a good idea to make sure there are no broken bones.

I have had repeated sprains in my ankle. Will it keep happening? What can I do?

I would be seen by someone who does surgery on ankles either a podiatrist or a foot and ankle orthopedic. You may have ligaments that are torn or very stretched out from repeated READ MORE
I would be seen by someone who does surgery on ankles either a podiatrist or a foot and ankle orthopedic. You may have ligaments that are torn or very stretched out from repeated sprains over the years. Or you have had several sprains and you haven't had proper rehab like physical therapy.

Is dipping feet in hot water with Epsom salt supposed to help my heel spurs?

You can certainly soak your feet, it may feel good to soothe your tired sore feet. With plantar fasciitis (what people used to call heel spurs) stretching, icing, good supportive READ MORE
You can certainly soak your feet, it may feel good to soothe your tired sore feet. With plantar fasciitis (what people used to call heel spurs) stretching, icing, good supportive shoe gear, and at times anti-inflammatories are what will help. It does not go away over night though. See a podiatrist if it persists.

A glass piece has gone inside my foot and the area has become red. Will a podiatrist be able to help me?

Yes, you can see a podiatrist for this issue. Do not delay, as it sounds like you are getting an infection.

Why do I keep getting an ingrown toenail?

Yes, there is a way to treat this issue permanently. You can have your ingrown nail removed and they can put a chemical on the cells that your nail grows from so that it doesn't READ MORE
Yes, there is a way to treat this issue permanently. You can have your ingrown nail removed and they can put a chemical on the cells that your nail grows from so that it doesn't continue to regrow. You can do your whole nail or just a portion.

Why do my feet hurt every time I run?

I would have your feet checked out by a professional, there could be so many reason your feet are bothering you after running. It could be your shoes, plantar fasciitis, arch pain, READ MORE
I would have your feet checked out by a professional, there could be so many reason your feet are bothering you after running. It could be your shoes, plantar fasciitis, arch pain, tendon issues, etc.

How can I control the bad smell from my feet?

I would go see a Dr. if it persists. You can start by trying spray deodorant before you put your socks on in the morning. Also spraying your shoes out once a week with a disinfectant READ MORE
I would go see a Dr. if it persists. You can start by trying spray deodorant before you put your socks on in the morning. Also spraying your shoes out once a week with a disinfectant can be helpful, just be sure to let them dry out.

My legs and feet become very heavy during my periods. What is the connection and how can I manage the pain better?

Do your feet swell a lot during your periods? Also are you on Birth Control and any history of blood clots? If it is long standing, it may just be swelling, some woman retain water READ MORE
Do your feet swell a lot during your periods? Also are you on Birth Control and any history of blood clots? If it is long standing, it may just be swelling, some woman retain water during their cycles. Light compression stockings would help.

Why could my feet be so itchy?

Good question, it is likely Tinea Pedis, aka Athletes foot. If it doesn't work with over-the-counter treatments, see a doctor.

Ingrown toenail surgery now have thick ridged nails

Sometimes you can get fungus in your nails, there is a simple test a podiatrist or a dermatologist can do. If they are fungal nails you can treat it. If they are not fungal nails READ MORE
Sometimes you can get fungus in your nails, there is a simple test a podiatrist or a dermatologist can do. If they are fungal nails you can treat it. If they are not fungal nails you can use a product with urea in it to help thin you nails out.