A message from Dr. Stych:
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!
Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis
Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when ...
Protect Your Feet From Skin Cancer
Skin cancer on your feet? Yes, it definitely does occur. In fact, melanoma of the foot is particularly fatal ...
Dr. Stych's Blog
Which Winter Boots Are Right For You?
December 8, 2016
1. Be sure boots are insulated and waterproof. Even if the boot maker says the boots are waterproof, still treat the pair with a waterproofing product. The body has to work harder to compensate for moisture, so try to minimize as much foot moisture as possible. 2. Select natural material, like leather, that allows proper […]
November is Diabetes Awareness Month
November 2, 2016
What is a Diabetic Foot Ulcer? A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that occurs in approximately 15 percent of patients with diabetes and is commonly located on the bottom of the foot. Of those who develop a foot ulcer, 6 percent will be hospitalized due to infection or other ulcer-related complication. […]
May 15, 2016
Today, we discuss one of the more prevalent, yet unsightly conditions of podiatry, the fungal toenail. What is it? Who gets it? Fungal toenails, also known as onychomycosis, effects anywhere from 2-13% of the western population. It is more common in individuals over the age of 60, however anyone can get a fungal infection. This […]