Meet Dr. Wasiak

Community Foot Centers provides one of the area’s most comprehensive foot and ankle care diagnosis and treatment for adults and children. Services and specialty areas include: General Foot Care, Diabetic Care, Pediatric Care, Sports Medicine and Surgery.

 

General Foot Care

 

Community Foot Centers offers advanced, non-invasive diagnostic tools and imaging to quickly and accurately identify problems and provide the best non-surgical treatment for you. We provide medical treatment for the most common foot and ankle disorders, including:
 

  • Arthritis

  • Bunions

  • Corns and Calluses

  • Deformities

  • Dermatological and Skin Disorders

  • Fractures – Foot and Ankle

  • Gout

  • Hammertoes

  • Heel Pain

  • Heel Spurs

  • Heel and Arch Disorders

  • Infections and Ulcerations

  • Injuries and Trauma

  • Nail Injuries and Issues – Ingrown, Fungal, etc.

  • Neuromas / Pain in the Ball of the Foot

  • Soft Tissue Masses and Tumors

  • Tendon and Joint Pain

  • Warts

 

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Diabetic Care

People with diabetes are at high risk for major foot complications. On average, Community Foot Centers treats at least 10 diabetic patients every day – that’s thousands each year. This skilled expertise means we take extreme caution with your foot and ankle care, as well as work closely with your broader healthcare team to create a plan that helps you better manage your diabetes. Services range from conservative care management through medications, supplements and routine care, to a full array of reconstructive surgery and surgical intervention for ulcers, bone infections and other serious complications, such as Charcot foot.

 

For more information on diabetic foot issues, please click on the links below.

Diabetic Complications

Diabetic Foot Care

American Diabetes Association

 

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Pediatric Care

Good foot and ankle care begins early in life. Community Foot Centers offers extensive experience to treat conditions that can affect a youngster’s feet – from newborns to teens. As a father of three and a grandfather of 10, Dr. Wasiak also understands how important a friendly bedside manner is to help put your child at ease and ensure the best possible experience.

 

Common conditions we treat include:

  • Arch Disorders – Flat Feet or High Arches

  • Club Foot

  • Gait Abnormalities

  • Growth Pains

  • Heel Pain

  • In or Out Toeing

  • Nail Problems

  • Skin Conditions - Athletes Foot, Warts, etc.
     

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Sports Medicine

Dr. Wasiak is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and has treated sports-related conditions—from the most common to the most complex—for some of the area’s top collegiate and high school athletes, competitive dancers and weekend warriors. Using the most up-to-date diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, we provide expert care so athletes of all ages and abilities recover as quickly as possible. The most common issues treated include: overuse injuries, gait problems, Achilles issues, dermatological issues and non-surgical and surgical treatment of athletic trauma and injuries (sprains, fractures, shin splints and more).

 

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Surgery

Dr. Wasiak is board-certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and has performed thousands of foot and ankle surgical procedures over the years. For your convenience, we are equipped with an onsite surgical center for minor procedures on an outpatient basis. For more complicated procedures, patients can be treated at one of our affiliated hospitals—Huron Valley-Sanai Hospital, where Dr. Wasiak is Chief of Podiatric Services, or Providence Park Hospital. 

 

Common surgical procedures include:

  • Arch Disorders

  • Bunions

  • Chronic and Traumatic Athletic Injuries

  • Deformities

  • Hammertoes

  • Heel Spurs

  • Ingrown Toenails

  • Reconstructive Diabetic Surgery

  • Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery

  • Surgical Treatment for Neuromas

  • Surgical Treatment for Tendon and Joint Pain

  • Warts
     

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Cryosurgery

Community Foot Centers is one of only a few clinics in Michigan offering state-of-the-art Cryosurgery—a minimally invasive procedure that uses extremely cold temperatures to treat chronic foot pain that has not responded to conventional methods. The procedure is fast and effective. In more than 80% of patients the procedure greatly relieves—or even eliminates—discomfort.

 

The procedure is performed in the office and takes approximately 30 minutes. Typically, patients can walk on the treated foot/feet the same day and can resume regular activities within three to five days. Common foot conditions that can be treated with cryosurgery include: plantar fasciitis, bursitis, neuromas and plantar fibromas.

 

Resources for Our Surgical Patients

We know there is a lot to remember as you head into surgery. To make the process easier for our surgical patients, we’ve provided instant access to critical information about your care after surgery.

 

After Surgery Instructions - link to 2 documents

 

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Chronic Tendon Disease (NEW TREATMENT)

Minimally invasive technology for treatment of chronic tendon pain.
 

Tenex Health's minimally invasive technology eliminates chronic tendon pain by precisely targeting and removing damaged tissue, without the need for conventional surgery.

Developed in collaboration with the world-renown MAYO Clinic, clinical studies have shown that when Tenex Health technology is used to treat tendonitis in the elbow, hip, knee, ankle, and plantar fasciitis pain in the foot, overall functionality and a significant decrease in pain is exhibited.

The patented technology removes the source of pain, which is the damaged tissue, and helps stimulate a renewed healing response. Patient recovery periods can be expected in the range of 4-6 weeks.

 

What to Expect

1. Doctor Wasiak will use ultrasound imaging (the same non-invasive technology used to see babies in the womb) to visualize and identify the specific location of the damaged tendon.

 

2. Then he will numb the area with a local anesthetic, gently applying Tenex Health’s ultrasonic tool to safely breakdown and remove the damaged tissue.

 

3. As the required incision is minimally-invasive and the ultrasonic energy precisely treats only the damaged tendon tissue, the surrounding healthy tissue is left unharmed, allowing patient recovery to be in the 4-6 week range, as mentioned above.

 

4. Stitches are not required, so only a small, adhesive bandage is applied after the procedure.

 

5. You will be able to go home immediately after the procedure is completed.

 

After Surgery Instructions - link to 2 documents

 

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