Sometimes, you can’t avoid foot or ankle surgery. It may be your only option to piece together broken bones. Surgery can finally eliminate the pain of bunions, hammertoes, or arthritis that you’ve been living with for months or even years.
Residents of northern Ohio – Cuyahoga, Summit, Portage, and Geauga Counties – can turn with confidence to Dr. Craig B. Frey and Dr. Megan L. Oltmann, the experienced foot surgeons of Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland. Our podiatrists don’t rush into surgery. Our goal is to alleviate or eliminate pain through conservative methods such as custom orthotic shoe inserts, physical therapy and exercise, and braces or casts. However, when all other methods fail to relieve your discomfort, it’s time to talk about surgery.
What to prepare for when you go in for surgery
It’s important to have confidence in your surgeon’s abilities. Both of our physicians are members of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the Ohio Podiatric Medical Association.
Dr. Frey specializes in minimally invasive surgery, trauma surgery, bunion and hammertoe repair, sports injuries, and pediatric foot and ankle surgery. He’s a fully licensed foot and ankle surgeon in the state of Ohio, was chief resident in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation/Mercy Regional Medical Center, and has advanced training in total ankle replacement and diabetic limb salvage.
Dr. Oltmann is board qualified in forefoot, rearfoot, and reconstructive ankle surgery. She has a special interest in reconstruction surgery, especially as they relate to diabetics and dancers, and has advanced training in external fixation – an advanced method to reposition and repair fractured bones of the foot or ankle.
So if you’ve got arthritis pain that won’t quit, a fractured ankle that never quite healed well, or think you might be a candidate for foot or ankle surgery for any reason, come into our office in Solon, Ohio for a consult. If you do need surgery, you’ll have come to the right place. Call us at (440) 903-1041 or make an appointment online.