Patient Education

Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. We have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. For a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

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What We Treat
... Achilles Tendon Ankle & Foot Sports Care Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Diabetic Care Flat Feet Foot Surgery Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Injuries Neuromas Orthotics Plantar Fasciitis Warts   Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn...

Our Services
...However, when it persists for longer periods of time--after the uncomfortable shoes have been taken off and the feet have been rested after a busy day of strenuous activity or standing--and does not resolve on its own, it could be a sign of plantar fasciitis...

Educational Videos
BONE/JOINT/TENDON Achilles Tendonitis Anatomy of the Foot Ankle Sprains Bunions Flat Foot Hammertoes Metatarsalgia Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis Tendonitis   NAILS & SKIN Corns and Calluses Ingrown Toenails Plantar Warts Wounds and Ulcers   DIABETIC HEALTH Caring for the Diabetic Foot Diabetes and the Foot Diabetic Shoes and Your Foot Health Peripheral Arterial Disease   ORTHOTICS AND FOOTWEAR Athletic Shoes Orthotics  

Plantar Fasciitis
Home >Services >Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain) Heel pain affects everyone from time to time...

Bone Spurs
...The following activities and conditions are common causes: High-impact activities, such as running Excessive weight Poor-fitting footwear Tightening of the plantar fasciitis due to excessive stress Aging Because there are no obvious symptoms associated with bone spurs in the feet, diagnosing the disorder can be difficult...

Arch Pain
...This condition is known as plantar fasciitis and is sometimes associated with a heel spur...

Golf Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Golfers should be aware of the following risks: Heel pain (or plantar fasciitis) can be exacerbated by excessive walking on the golf course...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
...For example, people who have problems with their arches, either overly flat feet or high-arched feet, are more prone to developing plantar fasciitis...

Plantar Fasciitis
...For example, people who have problems with their arches, either overly flat feet or high-arched feet, are more prone to developing plantar fasciitis...

Running and Track Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries including heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, neuromas, capsulitis of the second toe, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Contact Us

We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about podiatry or podiatric surgery

Esther Barnes, DPM, FACFAS, FAPWCA
Brent Haverstock, DPM, FACFAS

175 Commons Loop, Suite 400
Kalispell, MT 59901
Tel: (406) 755-2818
Fax: (406) 755-2991

Office Hours
Monday:8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday:Closed
Sunday:Closed
406-755-2818

175 Commons Loop Ste 400
Kalispell, MT 59901-1903

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