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Foot & Ankle

Problems with the foot and ankle are the musculoskeletal problems that require the most medical evaluation and treatment. There are a number of problems that can result from the foot/ankle area:

  • Sports injuries
  • Occupational injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Acquired deformities
  • Arthritis
  • Injuries caused by trauma, i.e. fractures and tendon ruptures
  • Metatarsalgia

Here at the Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates, we treat all of these conditions and many more.

One of our partners, Dr. James Solmen, is among the few orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists in the area, and one of only two members of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society in the Mahoning Valley. Dr. Solmen has trained in the latest surgical techniques, including:

  • Foot and ankle fusions
  • Ligament and tendon reconstructions and transfers
  • Ankle replacements
  • Arthroscopic ankle surgery

Our physicians communicate closely with our physical therapists to provide progressive treatment for both surgical and non-surgical foot and ankle problems.



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