Foot & Ankle Care

Get back to the activities you enjoy. Trust our experienced team at Essentia Health for comprehensive foot and ankle care. Our foot and ankle specialists will work with you to create the right treatment plan for you.

When to See an Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Your primary care provider or specialist will help you decide whether to see podiatry or orthopedics for foot and ankle care. If you’ve already tried conservative treatment, you may see a podiatrist or orthopedist who performs foot and ankle surgery.

You’ll find Essentia’s only specialized foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon in Duluth, Minnesota. If you live near Northeastern, Minnesota, you'll likely see our foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon if you have:

  • Arthritis in foot or ankle
  • Ankle instability – Ankle weakness, often leading to ankle sprains
  • Fracture (severe) – Bone broken into many pieces or that damages joints, muscles, or ligaments
  • Tendon problems in foot or ankle

Conditions Treated

See the full list of conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.


Specialists & Subspecialists

While all orthopedic specialists are trained in the treatment of feet and ankles, subspecialists have additional training specifically related to the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle conditions.

Surgical Treatments

Rely on our foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon for a wide range of treatments, including:

  • Ankle arthroscopy – Requires a tiny camera and only a small incision for doctors to treat a variety of ankle problems
  • Ankle stabilization – Repairs torn ligaments after a sprain
  • Fracture repair – Puts a broken foot or ankle bone back in place so it can heal
  • Tenotomy – Lengthens tendons to treat Achilles tendonitis, club foot, or other tendon problems
  • Tendon repair – Puts a torn tendon back together
  • Foot and ankle fusion surgery – Makes two bones grow together, usually to relieve pain from arthritis
  • Foot reconstruction surgery – Realigns a crooked foot or a foot that is too flat or has too high of an arch
  • Total ankle replacement surgery – Replaces an arthritic ankle joint for an artificial one to decrease pain and increase mobility

Team Approach

At Essentia, we take a team approach to provide complete foot and ankle care. Depending on your needs and location, your foot and ankle care team may include:

  • Medical orthopedists or orthopedic surgeons
  • Podiatrists or podiatric surgeons
  • Nurse practitioners

Make an Appointment

Call 844-663-1068
Monday-Friday: 8 am to 5 pm