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Michael Bowen, DPM,FACFAS

Foot and ankle problems are extremely common due to the complex network of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments found within these vital body parts. If any of these structures become weakened from injury, chronic overuse, deformity, or disease, it’s important to see a qualified foot and ankle specialist to evaluate and treat the condition.

Dr. Michael Bowen is a fellowship-trained podiatric surgeon who specializes in injuries and conditions of the foot and ankle. He offers a comprehensive approach to the prevention, treatment, and management of foot and ankle problems. This includes minimally invasive options such as custom-made orthotics, bracing, and physical therapy, as well as highly complex surgical procedures, including minimally invasive techniques.

Dr. Bowen completed his surgical residency at St. Vincent’s Charity Medical Center in Cleveland and a fellowship in podiatric surgery at Weil Foot, Ankle, and Orthopedic Institute in Chicago. Dr. Bowen earned his degree in podiatric medicine from Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine in Ohio.

Kristen's Story: Achilles Tendon Surgery and Recovery

  • Medical School
  • Podiatric medicine Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Internship
  • Surgery St. Vincent's Charity Medical Center
  • Residency
  • Surgery St. Vincent's Charity Medical Center
  • Fellowship
  • Podiatric surgery Weil Foot, Ankle and Orthopedic Institute
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Some of the injuries and conditions he treats include:

  • Achilles tendinitis and rupture
  • Ankle sprain and fracture
  • Flatfoot and high arch pain
  • Foot and ankle arthritis
  • Ligament injuries
  • Orthotics/foot and ankle bracing
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress fractures

Treatment for foot and ankle conditions is decided on a case-by-case basis and depends on how much pain a patient is in, the source of that pain, and how their foot or ankle is functioning.

Options offered by Dr. Bowen include:

  • Achilles tendinitis and rupture
  • Ankle replacement
  • Arthroscopy of the foot and ankle
  • Bunion and hammertoe correction
  • Cartilage replacement
  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Fusion of the foot and ankle
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Reconstruction (adult and pediatric)
  • Revisional Surgery
  • Tendon ruptures in the foot and ankle

Nonsurgical treatments may include lifestyle modifications, injections, medication, orthotics, physical therapy, and splinting.