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Lanny S. Foster, DPM

Healing your feet since 1984.


Dr. Lanny S. Foster grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and attended high school at Berkley High, in Berkley, MI.  He obtained his Undergraduate Degree with Distinction from the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor. Dr. Foster received his medical education in Chicago at the William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine where he graduated with Honors followed by completion of his Surgical Residency at Straith Hospital in Southfield, MI. He began private practice in 1984 and currently has locations in Farmington Hills and Grosse Pointe Farms. He is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery. He's also a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, as well as a member of the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association and the American Podiatric Medical Association.

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My practice is a general Podiatry practice treating all ages. I believe in comprehensive evaluation and treatment, conservative care when appropriate and surgical correction when necessary. The scope of practice includes medical and surgical treatment of all foot related problems. The range of conditions includes correction of painful deformities, treatment of skin conditions, treatment of nerve related problems, treatment of structural and functional problems.


If your foot has a funny-looking bump on the side near the big toe, and it sometimes hurts the bump to wear shoes, chances are that you have a bunion – or even two

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The principal symptom associated with a neuroma is pain between the toes while walking. Those suffering from the condition often find relief by stopping their walk, taking off their shoe, and rubbing the affected area. At times, the patient will describe the pain as similar to having a stone in his or her shoe.

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Foot Surgery

Often when pain or deformity persists, surgery may be appropriate to alleviate discomfort or to restore the function of your foot.

Sports Medicine/Orthotics

Sometimes there’s an undeniable “ouch” moment, when you’re pushing your body to its limits and you suddenly know that something has gone terribly wrong with your foot or ankle.

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Heel and Arch Pain

Arch pain may be felt in the ball and heel of the foot. You may also feel pain in the top of your foot, or even in your ankles, knees, hips, legs, and back. Depending on the underlying cause, the pain may be worse when walking or standing, or during or after activities involving your feet.

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Fractures and Sprains

Because the foot bears the entire body's weight with each step and contains numerous bones and joints, you may expect the foot to be at high risk of sprains. However, sprains of the foot are fairly rare, except in people who participate in certain sports or occupations that subject the feet to abnormal twisting motions or bends.

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Diabetic/Arthritic Foot Care

Rheumatoid arthritis, which afflicts approximately 1.5 million Americans, can affect more than your joints, and it is important that you seek treatment right away if you believe you suffer from this condition.

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Ingrown and Fungal Toenails

One of the most common foot problems for all ages is the ingrown toenail. This condition can occur when the edges of your toenail grow into the skin on the toe due to excessive trimming, overly tight shoes, heredity, toe injury or other toe conditions such as fungal infections.

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Corns, Calluses, and Warts

Hyperkeratosis simply means thickening of the skin. This thickening occurs as a natural defense mechanism that strengthens the skin in areas of friction or excessive pressure. Abnormal anatomy of the feet, including foot deformities such as hammertoe or other toe deformities, can lead to corn or callus formation, as can bony prominences in the feet.

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Women's Foot Problems

Many women struggle to balance comfort and fashion in their shoe choices. Foot pain conditions caused by high heels consistently rates as one of the most common foot problems for women.

Ulcer and Wound Care

Approximately 70% of leg ulcers are venous. They are caused by increased blood pressure in the veins of the lower leg. As a result, fluid ‘oozes out’ of the veins beneath the skin making it swell and thicken. You are at risk of developing a venous ulcer if you have varicose veins, have had a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the past, or have a family history of venous disease.

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