Foot and Ankle Patient Stories

At Henry Ford Health, we don’t just treat illness or disease. We treat people. Our patients’ lives are touched by the compassion, dedication and expertise of our staff in thousands of different ways every day, whether it's a lifesaving treatment or simply a reassuring smile and kind word. Every patient’s story is unique. We are grateful for those who allow us to share their stories here:


Dottie's story

When Dottie Miller’s doctor told her 79 was too old to have ankle replacement surgery, she knew it was time to get a new doctor.

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Steven's story

Steven Makowski turned to foot and ankle specialists at Henry Ford Health to get relief from shooting foot pain. Thanks to their specialized surgery, he now puts his best foot forward.

Paris's story

After being in constant and debilitating foot pain for close to a decade, Paris Berry, former figure skater, underwent two foot surgeries to correct her congenital bunion deformity. Now Paris is back to being active and doing the things she loves.

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Mary Alice's story

Mary Alice Simpson spent half her career on her feet all day as a nurse so when foot pain due to a bunion deformity started cramping her style a few years ago she didn’t waste any time making an appointment. After undergoing foot surgery Mary Alice is enjoying her retirement, which includes chasing after her grandkids.

Russell's story

When Russel's foot deformity and plantar fasciitis left him with sever foot pain, he turned to Henry Ford. After undergoing reconstructive foot surgery Russell was able to chase his son around, just a few weeks later.

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