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Glacier Foot and Ankle provides comprehensive medical and surgical services for a wide variety of foot and ankle problems.  Some of the most common problems treated by our physicians are listed below.

Surgical Services

The Podiatric surgeons of GFAA specialize in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.  They have extensive experience based on specialized training; they focus exclusively on the foot and ankle.

  • Bunions                                                        
  • Hammertoes
  • Neuromas                                                       office surgery Info.
  • Foot and Ankle injury and trauma            outpatient surgery Info.
    • foot and ankle fractures                      before surgery Info.
    • foot and ankle sprains                        post-op instructions
    • foot and ankle tendon injury
      • Achilles tendon rupture
      • dropfoot
    • ankle ligament injury
      • chronic ankle pain and instability
  • Bone spurs
    • heel spur
    • midfoot spur
    • joint spur
  • Arthritis - chronic joint pain
    • joint implant procedures
    • joint arthrodesis (fusion)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis foot repair
  • Diabetic foot repair / reconstruction
  • Deformity reconstruction
  • Flatfoot repair
    • adult acquired flatfoot (fallen arches)
    • pediatric flatfoot
  • Ganglion and cyst removal
  • Corns and calluses
    • permanent removal of corns
  • Wart destruction
  • Nail problems
    • partial or total permanent nail removal – prevents recurrent infection


Orthotics are custom-made foot supports which are very effective in relieving pain.  They are often an effective alternative or adjunct to surgery.  Each pair is unique.  They are individually made from a cast impression taken of the patient’s foot.  Proper casting technique is essential to produce a top-quality device. 

Custom orthotics provide structural support, relieving pain by reducing stress and strain on the foot and ankle.  There are evidence-based scientific studies that prove custom orthotics are an effective treatment option for many causes of foot and ankle pain. 

  • Functional orthotics
    • correct and improve foot function
  • Accommodative orthotics
    • reduce and relieve pressure areas to prevent calluses and foot ulcers
  • Dress shoe orthotics
    • strong graphite shell, thin enough to fit into most shoes
  • Sports orthotics
    • withstand the constant impact from running, jumping,….
  • Geriatric orthotics
    • well cushioned and very supportive
  • Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO)
    • custom bracing for the dysfunctional or weakened foot and ankle
    • non-surgical stabilization
    • indicated vs. problems such as dropfoot, stroke and tendon rupture
  • Diabetic Shoes
    • extra-depth shoes with a custom accommodative insole to help prevent diabetic foot ulcers and infection
  • Orthotic repair and refurbishing

Podiatric Medical Services

  • Treatment of all foot and ankle injuries and deformity
    • including ankle fracture and tendon rupture
  • Treatment of local manifestations of systemic diseases
  • Heel pain / arch strain
  • Forefoot pain
  • Flatfoot problems
  • Tendonitis
  • Shin splints
  • Stress fractures
  • Diabetic wound care
  • At-Risk foot care
    • for Diabetics and other patients with vascular disease and neuropathy
  • Complete lower extremity ulcer care
    • wound car
  • Treatment of infection
    • cellulitis / abscess – soft tissue infections
    • osteomyelitis – bone infection
  • Permanent ingrown nail removal
    • partial or total nail removal
    • prevents recurrent infection and pain
  • Treatment of fungal nails and athlete’s foot
  • Wart destruction
  • Arthritis care

Routine Foot Care Services

            Foot Care Policy

  • Trimming of nails
  • Trimming of corns, calluses and thickened skin
  • Debridement of fungal nails
  • Padding to relieve pressure areas


Glacier Foot and Ankle Associates
95 Indian Trail Road Kalispell, MT 59901

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