Ankle & Foot Care
Our foot and ankle surgeons and physicians provide comprehensive medical and surgical care for a wide spectrum of disorders and injuries that affect people of all ages. These experts – using the latest techniques and treatment methods – provide a comprehensive solution for accelerated recovery.
Trusted Foot & Ankle Expertise
Regardless of what you call them – your wheels, your dogs or your tootsies – your feet can take quite a pounding. The average person takes approximately 10,000 steps per day and walks about 115,000 miles over the course of a lifetime. But with 26 bones and 33 joints in the human foot, they’re pretty intricate shock absorbers. A variety of foot and ankle problems can, well, knock you off our feet. We treat a variety of conditions such as: sprains, fractures, arthritis, tendonitis, bunions, and sports injuries.
Schedule an appointment at one of our Minneapolis St. Paul foot and ankle locations to explore what treatment path is right for you.
Our foot and ankle surgeons and specialists:
Dr. Rupke did a very good job explaining the options I had for treatment of my ankle/heel. The entire appointment was a very positive experience.
The care from the Anderson team have been most excellent. They are all so helpful and caring, helped my treatment process so much!
Dr Castro was great! easy to talk to and listened to my concern. He was able to diagnose my problem and gave me helpful techniques to decrease my pain without surgery or medication. I am very happy that I had the opportunity to meet him. A true expert in his field.
Dr. Rupke is very professional, talented, and very thorough. She is experienced and knowledgeable about the process and procedure of ankle fusion.
1st class! The best medical experience I've ever had thank you!
Dr. Castro and the entire surgery staff was great - a 5 is not high enough to explain how I was treated. Thank you to everyone!
Simply great. Complete confidence in the assessment and care that I received. Sincere thanks.
Dr. Rupke took the time to listen to my concerns and really helped me make an educated decision about my foot and what the process and recovery time looked like.
Dr. Castro was wonderful! Very kind, professional, and caring. He showed me the x-rays and explained my situation very well. He is a remarkable person.
Excellent team! I always look forward to working with Dr. Anderson and his assistant Tami! Exceptional service.
I am very appreciative of Dr. Rupke and her team to get me in for surgery in a fast manner and come in on a non-surgery scheduled day. I would definitely recommend her and her team to anyone I know. Thank you again!
Dr. Anderson and his PA are kind, patient and informed. Felt like I made the right choice in researching and subsequently calling for an appointment.
I have total confidence in Dr. Michael Castro and I have referred him to many friends and coworkers.
I saw a different doctor for an injury, then was referred to Dr. Rupke for a ruptured achilles tendon. She did an excellent job of explaining treatment options, surgical/non-surgical, risks and benefits. I felt I was fully informed. Subsequent visits have continued to be a good experience.
This team was able to see me through and out of some pretty severe foot pain that saved both my job and hiking pastime. From PT to surgery, I believe I got this excellent result because of the team’s efforts. Dr. Rupke is an excellent surgeon and specialist. I highly recommend her team.
Dr. Castro is a very good doctor - kind, cares and respects your needs and listens and answers any questions you have.
Dr. Anderson was so great to work with. When I broke my ankle I was going through a rough time. He was so helpful and considerate of that.
I used this fantastic doctor while he was in Pa. I needed a second doctor to fix the 1st doctors errors and Dr. Castro reset my ankle, put new hardware in and most importantly got the bone infection taken care of. He had me under the knife many times but ultimately got me walking just prior to the birth of my twins! Awesome bedside manner and awesome doctor!!! Thanks Doc! I know you remember me we...
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Why Do My Shoes Wear Out in the Same Place Every Time?
We spoke with Summit Orthopedics foot and ankle surgeon Samuel Russ, M.D., to find out why shoes seem to wear out in the same place every time.
Do Our Feet Lose Padding as We Get Older?
Summit Orthopedics foot and ankle surgeon Samuel Russ, M.D., gives his insight into how feet can lose foot padding over time and what we can do about it.
What Are the Most Common Softball Injuries?
Summit sports medicine specialist Sarah Lehnert, M.D., C.A.Q., gives us insight into the most common softball injuries — and what to do about them.
What Is Flatfoot?
Summit foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon Samuel Russ, M.D., discusses the definition, causes, and treatment for flatfoot.
How Can I Avoid Developing Foot Problems?
Summit Orthopedics foot and ankle surgeon Samuel Russ, M.D., shares some key ways to avoid developing painful foot problems.
Pregnancy and Foot Pain: What You Need to Know
Summit foot and ankle expert Tracy Rupke, M.D., explains the connection between pregnancy and foot pain — and why it’s important not to wait to get treatment.