President Croswell Podiatry PLLC

Dr. Charles Solon

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Physician Owner


Croswell Podiatry is dedicated to providing you with the best possible care you can find for disorders of the foot and ankle. Dr. Solon has been providing some of the best care available in Grand Rapids for disorders of the feet and ankles for the past 30 years. He is a graduate of the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his residency at the Greater Boston Residency program in affiliation with Harvard University. Dr. Solon is board certified by the American Board of Lower Extremity Surgeons. Dr. Solon and his wife are parents of four young adults and are very proud of their oldest son's service in the United States Air Force.

Dr. Solon's Focus

Dr. Solon firmly believes in educating patients not only as to what their foot and/or ankle condition is, but how their condition has developed over time. You should expect that when you leave this office you will have a very complete understanding of your condition along with both conservative treatment options and surgical options, if appropriate. Dr. Solon firmly believes that you will have a better chance of uncomplicated healing and will be more willing to fully engage in your care, if you have a good understanding of your diagnosis, treatment options and reasonable expectations with regard to the goals of your care. Your care is a team approach and in this practice you are a key member of that team.

Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside or inside of the ankle. The severity of the sprain will impact the amount of soft tissue and in some instances bone damage. If not properly treated, ankle sprains may develop chronic long-term problems.
Why is Diabetic Foot Care Important?
Diabetics are more prone to various foot problems than those without diabetes due to the development of painful nerve damage called peripheral neuropathy. Neuropathy can affect your entire body, but most often the legs and feet are the most prone areas to serious health complications.
Examine Your Feet Daily
Careful inspection of your feet on a regular basis is one of the easiest, least expensive and most effective measures for preventing foot complications. By examining your feet daily, and after every injury, you are taking a crucial step to preventing serious foot problems. Noticeable changes, such as temperature, skin color, pain, or swelling may be warning signs for poor circulation or loss of sensation that could potentially lead to something more serious.
Clean Your Feet
With diabetes, it is important to keep your feet clean. Wash your feet daily with warm water and mild soap. After washing, make sure you dry your feet thoroughly, especially in-between the toes. You may also apply non-irritating moisturizer to prevent cracks and to keep your feet smooth.

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