Athletics are diverse. We see diversity in the people who enjoy them and the activities out there to enjoy! People of all ages, genders, backgrounds, and abilities can enjoy sports on their own, as a part of a local group, or with their families. We all know how important it is to get up and get active, but what about staying active? What about avoiding injuries that take you away from the things you enjoy? 

And hey, maybe you're not Usain Bolt. Maybe your sixteen-year-old loves tennis, but she probably won't grow up to be the next Serena Williams. And that's okay! We think the best part about athletes is that they work hard and push themselves because of the pride they know they'll find when they hit the next PR at the weight bench, when they place higher at the next race, or when they win the next game. Setting goals and then crushing those goals is a rush like no other!

In fact, we love sports medicine so much that we've created a tab here on our website dedicated solely to education, resources, local events and news, and more specifically for athletes!

Runner with gray and black spandex, a white fitness watch, and orange-soled running shoes lines up for sprintsMid-Michigan's Most Trusted Sports Medicine Podiatrist

Dr. Timothy Dailey has been treating patients at Freeland Foot and Ankle Clinic since 2017, and if there's one thing our patients agree on it's our friendly, compassionate approach to podiatric medicine. Having a provider who listens intently when you describe what brought you in and thoroughly explains your condition and treatment options is crucial to creating an anxiety-free environment and producing tangible improvements to the health of your feet.

But you're an athlete! If you go to a podiatrist for foot or ankle pain, they're just going to tell you to rest, right? Wrong.

At Freeland Foot and Ankle Clinic, Dr. Dailey understands why you enjoy running, swimming, lifting, or whatever your sport of choice involves. That is your me-time. That is when you can clear your head of all the day's stress and focus on pushing your body, perfecting your form, and getting the most out of your workout.

We specialize in advanced treatments perfect for athletes that can help keep you on your feet and get you back to doing the things you love as soon as possible. Here on our website, we have blogs, FAQs, and more, all free for patients and non-patients alike! 

A Podiatrist Near You Who Understands What It's LikeDr. Dailey with his medal from the Freeland Walleye Festival 5K

Not only is Dr. Dailey a compassionate and thorough sports medicine physician, but he is also a runner himself! His passion for running spills over into his approach to treating sports injuries of the feet and ankles. Whether you have an ankle sprain, or even chronic heel pain, Achilles tendinitis, or plantar fasciitis, we can get you back to doing what you love without pain.

Dr. Dailey and his team want to get you back on your feet and back to life! 

Our philosophy is that those who stay active are less likely to experience injury, so preventing those injuries is another topic we will discuss and provide resources for. Maintaining strength and stamina is crucial to staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Same-Day Appointments Available for Instant Relief of Heel Pain!

Because of our dedication to investing in the most state-of-the-art advanced treatments, relief can be found with non-invasive, non-surgical methods, and sometimes even no initial consultation to be treated! 

Browse through articles, blogs, and postings about events in the community like 5ks or 10ks, running clubs, and more! Do you have a problem that you've been procrastinating the dreaded call to the doctor's office because you're afraid you'll be told to stop running or working out for weeks or even months? You're on the right website if that's the case, and you've found the right podiatrist! Give us a call today or fill out our handy online contact form to see how quickly Freeland Foot and Ankle Clinic can get you back on your feet.