West Bay Foot & Ankle Blog

Find interesting information related to podiatry and foot care written by Kevin C. Bryant DPM, FACFAS. West Bay Foot and Ankle provides excellent and compassionate podiatric care in order to ensure happy, healthy feet for Traverse City, and surrounding area patients.
At West Bay Foot and Ankle we treat a wide range of foot and ankle disorders such as foot pain, ankle pain, bunions, corns, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, plantar warts and tarsal tunnel to name a few. Kevin Bryant is an experienced podiatrist and is committed to providing the best possible family-friendly foot and ankle care to patients of all ages.

Foot and Ankle Injury in Winter

Foot and Ankle Injury in Winter

Winter brings snow and ice to our daily commutes and busy lifestyles. Icy conditions may cause falls, sprains, and fractures of your foot and ankle. Busy holiday schedules with hazardous sidewalks and trails may inevitably lead to a serious injury. Falls on snow and...

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

What is Platelet Rich Plasma? Platelet rich plasma or PRP refers to the growth factors naturally found in your blood. There are many growth factors within this PRP, but the platelet derived and vascular endothelial growth factors are particularly important in the...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is the wear and loss of cartilage in a joint. Cartilage is the protective smooth layer at the end of bones that allows smooth pain free motion at that joint. Once our cartilage begins to “wear out”, movement and activities become...

Crossover Toe

Crossover Toe

What is 2nd toe joint instability? Ligaments that surround the 2nd toe joint form a capsule with fluid inside the capsule. Instability occurs when one of the ligaments surrounding the joint become “inflamed” or torn. Instability may also be referred to as...

Why Custom Orthotic

Why Custom Orthotic

What is a custom orthotic and what kind of conditions does it treat? Custom orthotics are medical devices prescribed by a foot and ankle surgeon. These are different from shoe inserts and arch supports that you may purchase online or over the counter. Custom orthotics...

Going Barefoot? Beware!

Going Barefoot? Beware!

Tips for a safer barefoot summer in Traverse City! Traverse City, MI DATE — Parents and families can prevent cuts, puncture wounds and other injuries from going barefoot by following some simple recommendations from one northern Michigan foot and ankle surgeon.

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