Walk away from foot and ankle pain.

WALK AWAY FROM FOOT AND ANKLE PAIN

Foot and ankle care

If you are experiencing foot and ankle pain, living with a common condition, such as arthritis, bunions, hammertoes or plantar fasciitis, or have suffered a sprain, fracture or tendon injury, Crystal Clinic’s orthopedic foot and ankle specialists are here to provide the latest advances in non-surgical and surgical care, including total ankle joint replacement.

As orthopedic foot and ankle specialists, we have extensive training and experience so we are able to get to the root of your foot and ankle pain, recognizing how the spinehipsknees and feet work together when we move. We’ve also advanced foot and ankle care by developing new techniques and patented surgical implants that have improved the lives of our own patients, as well as those from around the world.

David B. Kay, M.D., FAAOS

David B. Kay, M.D., FAAOS

330-668-4040

Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Board-Certified

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Brian C.W. Law, M.D., FAAOS

Brian C.W. Law, M.D., FAAOS

330-668-4040

Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Board-Certified

Nathan Rech, D.O.

Nathan Rech, D.O.

330-668-4040

Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Emily L. Exten, M.D., FAAOS

Emily L. Exten, M.D., FAAOS

330-721-8232

Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Board-Certified

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Erin M. Dean, M.D.

Erin M. Dean, M.D.

330-475-1631

Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Board-Certified

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Common Conditions Treated

Made of 26 bones, which are connected by many joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, the foot is one of the most complex parts of the body. When pain, inflammation or injury occurs, this can result in limited motion and mobility.

Crystal Clinic’s orthopedic surgeons are specialists in the complete range of both common and complex foot and ankle problems, including these frequently seen conditions:

Achilles tendinitis,

which causes pain and stiffness from the calf through the back of your heel due to overuse or repeated stress to the Achilles tendon.

Arthritis,

one of the most common conditions affecting the foot and ankle, which occurs when cartilage wears away from the joint due to injury, aging or overuse.

Fractures or breaks in the bone,

which are caused by injuries or diseases such as osteoporosis or cancer. Another type is a stress fracture caused by overuse or repetitive motion.

Bunions (Hallux valgus),

which is a bump at the joint of the big toe on the inside front of the forefoot. If the bump is large enough, the big toe will turn in toward the smaller toes. In more severe cases, a bunion can lead to deformities on the second and third toes.

Flat feet,

which occurs when both of the arches in the foot are lower than normal. While generally painless, flat feet may cause pain when walking or playing sports.

Hammertoe,

which is a condition where one or more toes become crooked or bent at the middle joint, causing them to rub at the tops of shoes.

Plantar fasciitis,

which is irritation and inflammation of the plantar fascia, a ligament on the bottom of the foot that connects the heel to the front of your foot and supports the arch.

Stiff big toe (Hallux rigidus),

which often occurs as a result of wear and tear, or damage to the articular cartilage that covers the ends of the bones. As this cartilage is worn away, the ends of the bones can rub together, causing a bone spur or overgrowth that limits the bending of the toe, resulting in pain, swelling and a bump on the top of the foot.

Sprains and strains,

which are common in people of all ages. Sprains occur when ligaments stretch beyond their limits and tear. A strain may be an overstretched muscle or tendon, or it could be a partial or complete tear in both the muscle and tendon.

Innovative Treatment Options

Crystal Clinic is proud to be on the cutting-edge of the latest surgical and nonsurgical approaches to foot and ankle conditions. Whether our surgeons have developed a new procedure or embraced the newest advancements in technology and treatments, you can always expect to receive state-of-the-art care. Our innovative treatment options include:

Minimally Invasive Chevron Akin (MICA),

which uses a specialized surgical instrument to correct bunions with a smaller incision than previously possible. This results in less post-surgical pain and faster healing.

Total Ankle Replacement,

which eliminates pain and increases the mobility of an ankle joint affected by severe arthritis. With total ankle replacement, also known as ankle arthroplasty, our orthopedic surgeons replace the damaged joint with a new artificial one. Recovery time for total ankle replacement is quicker than with an ankle fusion, which is the other technique for treating severe arthritis.