Foot & Ankle

Issues with the foot or ankle can make it extremely difficult to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Our trusted orthopaedic specialists will assess your specific issues to determine the best surgical or non-surgical option to get you back on your feet, quite literally.

The ankle is a technically complex joint. Acting as a hinge, it is made up of several important structures — muscles, tendons, and ligaments support the ankle joint, which works in conjunction with the feet. This means over 100 bones, tendons, muscles, and ligaments form 33 joints in this very intricate anatomy.

With so many parts, it is easy to see why concerns are so common, and why it is extremely important to seek highly-specialized care. Nearly everyone will experience a foot or ankle problem in his or her lifetime. That is why we have Northern Michigan’s leading foot & ankle specialists on our team, from board-certified orthopaedic surgeons to physical therapists and orthotic professionals, working together to restore your mobility as efficiently and effectively as possible.

SPECIALTY TREATMENT AND PROCEDURES

Great Lakes Orthopaedic Center provides leading edge surgical procedures and minimally invasive treatments for a wide range of foot and ankle issues, including:

  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Arch Pain
  • Bunions
  • Chronic Ankle Laxity
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Ankle Arthrodesis (Fusion)
  • Total Ankle Arthroplasty
  • Congenital Neuromuscular Disorders

PODIATRY

From routine checkups to treatments including surgical procedures, GLOC Podiatry is equipped to handle all of your podiatric medical needs.

  • Muscoloskeletal Problems
  • Fractures/ Emergencies
  • Botox for Hyperhidrosis
  • Minor Procedures
  • Nail Fungus
  • Ultrasound Injections
  • Custom Molded Orthotics
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)
  • Limb Salvage and Wound Care

Testimonials

  • Arthroscopy Experience

    “I want to thank Dr Kerr for actually listening to me when I described my lifestyle, and suggesting arthroscopic reattachment of my supraspinatus and long head of the bicep tendons. He did the surgery two years ago, and I am back to like the fall I took that tore the tendons never happened! Top quality […]
  • Total Joint & Total Joint Revision

    “For Scott Groseclose: Hi Scott. You replaced my right hip in (I believe) 2011 It has done and continues to do wonderfully well! I was wondering if you share with me the materials of the stem and cup. Specifically was the stem cobalt? Thanks for your help. Best personal regards, Chuck
  • Total Joint & Total Joint Revision

    “I would like to thank Dr. Wiersema and Kacie Freeborn PAC, for my two new hips! These surgeries have changed my life. I am walking 4 miles a day, and daily yoga, all with no pain! The list of activities that I can now do is quite long. Thanks for new life. Gary”

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