Foot and Ankle Services

People suffering from foot and ankle problems want to improve their quality of life and functionality. In some cases, orthopedic surgery for foot and ankle issues resolves serious injuries and disorders.

At the Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center, patients see one of two foot and ankle specialists. All our board-certified orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons receive sub-specialty training in foot and ankle problems. Our foot and ankle specialists offer a combined 70 years of experience treating foot and ankle injuries.

Choosing an Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Specialist

Not sure if your foot or ankle trouble is severe enough to see an orthopedic foot and ankle specialist? Orthopedic specialists treat everything podiatrists do (except general nail and fundal nail infections) but provide more comprehensive treatment for foot and ankle pain. An orthopedic specialist focuses on the relationship between the spine, hip, knees and feet to distinguish and treat the root cause of foot and ankle pain.

Orthopedic surgeons provide more comprehensive treatment because they receive approximately five more years of training compared to podiatrists. Orthopedic surgeons attend four years of medical school, studying to the entire body, then complete a five-year orthopedic residency with another year of fellowship training. General orthopedic surgeons rotate subspecialties during residency, but our board-certified orthopedic foot and ankle specialists receive additional training and education in their subspecialty to be fellowship-trained. 

Podiatrists, however, complete seven years of education and training, with four years in medical school and three years at a hospital-based residency program. Extensive training and education sets our orthopedic specialists apart in providing the right care and treatment for foot and ankle injuries. As a result, Cleveland Magazine recognizes our foot and ankle specialists as some of the “Best Doctors” in Northeast Ohio.

Nonsurgical Foot and Ankle Treatments

At the Crystal Clinic, our foot and ankle specialists consult patients and offer t surgical and nonsurgical options to treat injuries. We perform nonsurgical treatments for about 80% of all patients we see. If surgery is required, patients receive state-of-the-art care and treatment from Crystal Clinic’s foot and ankle orthopedic surgeons

Foot and Ankle Conditions We Treat

Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center specialists treat patients of all ages for a variety of foot and ankle conditions including:

  • Bunion deformities
  • Hammertoes
  • Flat feet
  • Arthritis

Other foot and ankle injuries and conditions Our foot and ankle specialists’ expertise and experience helps patients through every step of their care, whether it is nonsurgical treatment or corrective surgery. 

Meet our foot and ankle specialists.

Make an Appointment with a Foot and Ankle Specialist

To schedule an appointment, request an appointment online or call (888) 900-5021.