When you’ve got a health issue, it’s good to call your primary care provider for help. From there, your PCP might refer you to a specialist. A cardiologist (heart doctor) for a heart arrhythmia. A dermatologist (skin doctor) for a suspicious-looking mole on your back. A gastroenterologist (stomach and intestinal specialist) if you’re overdue for that colonoscopy you meant to schedule last year.
Your PCP might also refer you to a podiatrist: a foot and ankle specialist. A podiatrist is a medical doctor who treats all aspects of foot and ankle health. Our focus is keeping the lower limbs healthy. Podiatrists attend medical school, intern at qualified medical facilities, and obtain state and national licenses to practice as all other medical doctors do. (Click here to see where our podiatrists studied and trained.)
Podiatrists treat various issues, including biomechanical imbalances, sports injuries, and nerve problems. We’re specialists in diabetic foot problems and wound care. We can also help prevent falls for seniors. Here are some examples of the myriad conditions podiatrists like ours are well-qualified to treat:
- general foot or ankle pain
- heel spurs
- plantar fasciitis
- bunions and other toe deformities
- skin lesions
- sprains and fractures
- toenail fungus
- ingrown toenails
- foot odor and excessively sweaty feet
- reconstructive surgery, including total ankle replacement and bunion surgery
Our experienced podiatric surgeons, Dr. Craig B. Frey, Dr. Megan L. Oltmann, and Dr. Jim Swienconek, welcome babies, children, adults, and senior citizens. We look forward to helping injured runners, dancers, and rugby players to get back in the game. Our goal is to fix any foot or ankle pain that prevents you from living your best life, and we do it through best practices in podiatric medicine.
Call Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland in Solon, Ohio, at (440) 903-1041 or contact us online to schedule a consultation if you have foot or ankle pain. We offer a modern office with the latest technology for podiatric patients in Portage, Geauga, Cuyahoga, and Summit Counties, proudly serving our patients from Solon, Aurora, Bedford, Chagrin Falls, Hudson, Macedonia, and Twinsburg.