Foot and ankle pain and injuries can occur at any age, we pride ourselves in providing our patients with a personalized experience and specialized care so they can get back to their normal activities as quickly as possible. For individuals whose feet hurt the moment they step out of bed in the morning to those who go to bed with throbbing, burning pain, West Bay Foot and Ankle are here to help. We offer a full range of services for all of your foot and ankle needs in Traverse City.
Plantar Fasciitis / Heel Pain Treatment
One in Ten Americans will suffer from plantar fasciitis during their lifetime. Plantar fasciitis can be quite debilitating! It can occur in just about anyone, young active athletes to the elderly. We treat this condition with aggressive conservative care and rarely have to perform surgery.
: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the leading cause of lower extremity disability in our aging population. OA can develop within any joint space, particularly our foot and ankle. We offer the most advanced up to date techniques of joint replacement of the foot and ankle.
Pediatric Foot & Ankle Care
Trauma care of the Foot & Ankle
Nearly 40% of ER visits are from strains and sprains of the ankle. Our younger population is more prevalent for the ankle sprain where ankle fractures most commonly occur with adults. We provide expert conservative and surgical care for our trauma patients.
Lateral ankle sprains, tendonitis, Achilles tendon injury, pediatric growth plate fracture
Ingrown toenail removal
Painful ingrown nails can occur in anyone with toenails. Primarily caused by trimming your nail too short, but may also occur in athletes, particularly runners, with tight shoe gear and excessive friction to the nail unit. Ingrown nails can be removed quickly and with minimal discomfort in the office.
Charcot reconstructive foot and ankle surgery
Charcot is a debilitating lower extremity condition consisting of brittle bones, red hot and swollen foot or ankle, and severe angular deformity. The condition is a result of longstanding diabetes and poor blood glucose control. Surgery for this condition is extensive and
Bunions, hammertoes, overlapping 2nd toe
Painful bunions and hammertoes can make walking and normal day activities difficult. If your bunion or hammertoe deformity is limiting you with daily activity and causing pain, an evaluation for surgical treatment may be your best option. These conditions are typically treated with surgery to correct the deformity and improve mobility.
This is a painful irritation and enlargement of a sensory nerve between the bones in your foot. Sharp shooting pain with tingling can best describe the symptoms with typically a cortisone injection resolving the problem. On