Need Foot or Ankle Surgery? Choose a Well-Qualified Surgeon

47971637 S Nurse Doctor Patient Hospital Injury Foot Man Woman Bandage Wound Hurt Hopital Office UlcerSometimes, 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.…

The Risk of Limb Loss is Real for Diabetics

43763052 Doctor Holding An Old Woman's HandThe state of Ohio has officially declared April to be Limb Loss Awareness Month. This is important to us at Foot and Ankle Associates of Cleveland. We want to help our patients learn about the risks of losing a toe or a foot. Who’s most at risk for limb loss? Our patients who are most at risk for amputation have diabetes. For them, the danger…

Treatment for a Neuroma Doesn’t Have to Mean Surgery

13973747 A Man Tends To His Aching FootYou’re out for a walk when suddenly you get a sharp pain in the bottom of your foot. “Hold on,” you tell your friend, “I’ve got to take this pebble out of my shoe.” You remove your sneaker only to find the pebble is non-existent. You haven’t got a rock in your shoe. You’ve got a neuroma. Morton’s neuroma is the common name for an…

Questions to Ask When You Need Foot or Ankle Surgery

33084893 Diabetic Foot Skining NeuropathyAt Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland, we want you to be confident and comfortable both before and after foot or ankle surgery. Going into your procedure, you’ll probably have a lot of questions. That’s good. We encourage you to ask them and we’re happy to provide the answers you seek. Here are some frequently-asked questions among our surgical patients. You may have others, or…

Surgery for Plantar Fasciitis – A Last Resort

8903748 Senior Man Massaging His Aching Feet With His HandsWhen’s the last time you thought about your plantar fascia? If you have heel pain, you’re thinking about it every moment of every day. The plantar fascia is the thick band of tissue that connects the front part of your foot – the ball – to the heel and supports your arch. When something happens to inflame the plantar fascia, you have plantar fasciitis –…