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Traverse City's Family Podiatrist

I value the individuality and diversity of my patients, and enjoy the opportunity of getting to know each and every one. I have a wealth of experience working with a variety of patient populations, including children, adults, seniors, people with acute foot issues, and those managing chronic diseases. The therapeutic goal for my patient is always foot comfort. My more personal goal is to help my patient maintain the best possible quality of life.

I am highly qualified to treat all foot and ankle disorders and particularly enjoy treating bunion deformities, complex diabetic foot conditions, Achilles tendon disorders, lower extremity skin & nail problems, flatfoot, and pediatric foot conditions.

Thank you for coming to us and allowing us to help you!

The most common fractures are fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone), and toe and metatarsal fractures. What is the Calcaneus? The calcaneus, also called the heel bone, is a large bone that ...


Common Foot Conditions
I wanted to discuss four common foot conditions that I see frequently. I hope these tips will help your ...

Dr. Stych's Blog

  • Don’t Cross Your Eyes, They’ll Stay That Way!
    February 22, 2015

    Old wives’ tales and myths like that example are fun to laugh at. We believed them as children. “Step on a crack and you’ll break your mother’s back.” But there are other myths that are no laughing matter, especially when they involve your health. From bunions to broken toes, I’ve heard it all. Here are […]

  • Painful Ankles and Achilles Tendonitis
    January 21, 2015

    You don’t have to be an accomplished athlete to suffer Achilles tendon injuries. They can happen from household tasks like climbing a ladder.  Achilles tendon weakness is common in adults. But seeking treatment when symptoms occur can prevent more serious injury. Achilles tendonitis is common for anyone whose work routine puts constant stress on the feet […]

  • Icy Conditions Cause Falls and Injured Ankles
    November 29, 2014

    With the hectic pace of the holidays, serious injuries from ice-related falls inevitably occur. Falls on icy surfaces are a major cause of ankle sprains and fractures, and it’s critical to seek prompt treatment to prevent further damage that can prolong recovery. The ankle joint is vulnerable to serious injury from hard falls on ice. […]