Our practice has been a Michigan partnership since 1975. As one of the oldest and most successful Michigan partnerships in podiatry, we have never deviated from our original philosophy of practice. Our practice is based upon providing good, honest, state-of-the-art professional care for each and every patient seen. We are committed to offering the latest and most effective technologies and/or procedures presently available to the podiatric profession. We are currently active in medical and surgical teaching at several area hospitals and residency programs.
Perhaps, most important of all, is our sincere desire to satisfy the individual foot care needs of our patients. We have always and will continue to encourage questions, concerns, and other comments from any of our patients.
The Foot Care Institute of Michigan specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of foot and ankle conditions.
A bunion (also referred to as hallux valgus or hallux abducto valgus) is often described as a bump on the side of the big toe. But a bunion is more than that. The visible bump actually reflects changes in the bony framework of the front part of the foot.
Ingrown nails, the most common nail impairment, are nails whose corners or sides dig painfully into the soft tissue of nail grooves, often leading to irritation, redness, and swelling. The big toe is the most common location for this condition, but other toes can also become affected.
Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst.
A prescription foot orthosis is an in-shoe brace which is designed to correct for abnormal foot and lower extremity function (the lower extremity includes the foot, ankle, leg, knee, thigh and hip).
Toenail fungus, or onychomycosis, is an infection underneath the surface of the nail caused by fungi. When the tiny organisms take hold, the nail often becomes darker in color and smells foul.
Hammertoes are a contracture of the toes as a result of a muscle imbalance between the tendons on the top and the tendons on the bottom of the toe.