Foot and Ankle Surgery in Ohio

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Services


Arch Supports
There are arch supports that can also control the position of the heel as you walk. They are very useful in patients with heel pain, arch pain, bunions, and flat feet. Patients with limb length discrepancies can also benefit by having the orthotic devices adjusted to accommodate the discrepancy. If over the counter brands have not alleviated your symptoms custom orthotics can be made.

Cosmetic Surgery
We perform surgery on common foot conditions and we pay special attention to the cosmetic appearance following surgery. Our patients not only enjoy relief from painful conditions but are thrilled at the cosmetic result achieved by our experience in cosmetic foot surgery.

Bunions
Bunion surgery consists of removing the painful bump on top, or on the side of the big toe joint. It is often performed to alleviate pain in this joint or to remove an unsightly foot condition. Our doctors are careful to help minimize visual scarring by placing the incision on the side of the foot whenever possible. This is a departure from traditional incision placement leaving a highly visible scar on the top of your foot.

EPF
Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy. This is a surgical procedure to treat heel pain. With the advent of newer procedures such as Shockwave Therapy and Foot Cryosurgery it is being performed less.

Hammertoes
Bunion surgery consists of removing the painful bump on top, or on the side of the big toe joint. It is often performed to alleviate pain in this joint or to remove an unsightly foot condition. Our doctors are careful to help minimize visual scarring by placing the incision on the side of the foot whenever possible. This is a departure from traditional incision placement leaving a highly visible scar on the top of your foot.

Tailor's Bunions
Surgery involving a painful bump near the pinky toe. Visible scarring is minimized by placing the incisions on the side of the foot. This is a departure from traditional incision placement.

Toe Tuck
Surgery of the pinky toe to make the toe slimmer. Often painful, unsightly corns on the pinky toe are also removed. Allows for better fit into stylish shoes especially if your pinky toes tend to get cramped and are painful.

Toe Shortening
Usually of the 2nd toe (next to the big toe) although any toe can be shortened. Like the hammertoe surgery, incisions are carefully placed between the toes so visible scarring is minimized.

Foot Facelift
A combination of the above procedures utilized all at once to both narrow and enhance the appearance of the foot. Often patients will remark that their shoes now feel "roomy" and that they are able to wear stylish shoes or heels with less discomfort. Visit our Foot Care Dictionary to find out more information about our services and procedures.

Heel Pain/Plantar Fasciitis
Both heel pain and heel spurs are frequently associated with plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the band of fibrous connective tissue (fascia) running along the bottom (plantar surface) of the foot, from the heel to the ball of the foot. It is common among athletes who run and jump a lot, and it can be quite painful. The condition occurs when the plantar fascia is strained over time beyond its normal extension, causing the soft tissue fibers of the fascia to tear or stretch at points along its length; this leads to inflammation, pain, and possibly the growth of a bone spur where the plantar fascia attaches to the heel bone. The inflammation may be aggravated by shoes that lack appropriate support, especially in the arch area, and by the chronic irritation that sometimes accompanies an athletic lifestyle.

Resting provides only temporary relief. When you resume walking, particularly after a night's sleep, you may experience a sudden elongation of the fascia band, which stretches and pulls on the heel. As you walk, the heel pain may lessen or even disappear, but that may be just a false sense of relief. The pain often returns after prolonged rest or extensive walking.

Heel Pain Surgery
Endoscopic Heel Surgery - (EPF) to relive plantar fasciitis. Open Heel Spur Surgery - Traditional surgery to remove heel spurs. Shock Wave Therapy - A new alternative to surgery for heel pain. We offer all three types of machines. High energy, medium Energy and low energy.
Cryosurgery - A specialized technique for providing long-term pain relief

Nail Surgery
Nail surgery for ingrown toenails and removal of fungal toenails

Orthotics
These are arch supports that can also control the position of the heel as you walk. They are very useful in patients with heel pain, arch pain, bunions, and flat feet. Patients with limb length discrepancies can also benefit by having the orthotic devices adjusted to accommodate the discrepancy. If over the counter brands have not alleviated your symptoms custom orthotics can be made.

Removal of soft tissue masses
Removal of soft tissue masses (neuromas, lipomas, cysts, tumors, and other lumps and bumps)

Removal of painful soft corns
Removal of painful soft corns (between your toes) by our webbing Technique (syndactylization)

Shockwave Therapy
A form of treatment for heel pain that utilizes high energy sound waves and is non-invasive. This is a great alternative to traditional heel surgery and EPF. There are various types of shockwave treatments available.

Wart Surgery
Removal by laser surgery, electrocautery, or traditional excision if conservative treatments fail.

Trauma
Broken bones, lacerations, foreign bodies that may require surgical management.

Primary Care / Non-surgical Services
Fungal nails
Tendonitis (Achilles or other foot tendon) Ingrown nails
Arthritis Infections
Diabetic foot care (ulcers) Athlete's foot
Ankle sprains Warts
Heel pain Corns and calluses

Neuroma Bursitis
Orthotics Broken bones (fractures)
Flat feet

Diagnostic Surgeries

X-Ray
Our office is equipped with an x-ray machine and processor to allow instant examination of x-ray studies.

Diagnostic Ultrasound
The latest technology for use in musculoskeletal conditions. It provides a "sonogram" of the foot.

MRI / CAT Scan
We work with many outpatient centers and can schedule an appointment for these tests in a timely manner (usually in just a few days).