We are pleased to share that our practice, Mission Podiatry, received the Patient Centered Specialty Practice designation by The Physician Alliance.

When you choose Mission Podiatry, you are choosing a respected, experienced and compassionate podiatrist in Clinton Township. Whether you’re suffering from a mild sprain or chronic heel pain, Mission Podiatry is committed to helping you return to a pain-free, active life through expert treatment of  the foot and ankle.

As you browse our website, be sure to sift through our complete list of services. From bunions and ankle sprains to heel pain and toenail problems, you can learn more about the procedures we offer and the conditions we treat on our services page. We pride ourselves on using advanced podiatric practices and equipment, and with the experience and knowledge of our podiatrists in Clinton Township we offer you and your family the highest standards in care.

You will also find information on our site about our expert podiatry team, our Clinton Township office location, appointment hours and contact details. We welcome new patients of any age for once off or ongoing podiatry health care.

Your feet are the foundation of your body, taking you where you need to go. Don’t take foot pain lightly. Allow us to give your feet and ankles the attention they deserve. Contact Mission Podiatry to make an appointment today.

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Meet the Doctor

All of our professionals at Mission Podiatry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of thJoyce Professional Picturee latest trends in podiatry.

Joyce E. Patouhas, D.P.M.
Dr. Joyce Patouhas completed her residency training at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Michigan where she served as the Chief Podiatric Surgical Resident. While there, she received extensive training in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery including peri-operative management of surgical patients, forefoot, midfoot, and hindfoot procedures, surgical arthroscopy, trauma, wound care, and diabetic foot care. Dr. Patouhas is well rounded in all aspects of surgical and conservative podiatric management. Dr. Patouhas graduated from the Ohio School of Podiatric Medicine where she earned a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree. Prior to that, she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Detroit Mercy. Dr. Patouhas is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the American Academy of Podiatric Practice... Continue

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Our Services

Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail—also referred to as onychocryptosis—is a common problem that occurs when the edges or corners of the nail grow into the skin next to the nail. When this happens, the edge of the nail breaks through the skin, which causes inflammation. This inflammation initially presents itself as a minor discomfort, but it could … Continued

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Understanding Plantar Fasciitis Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory response that is caused by degenerative irritation at the insertion of the plantar fascia ligament—which is a thick band of tissue that attaches your heel bone to your toes. These ligaments act as shock absorbers that support the arch of your foot. However, too much pressure can … Continued

Diabetic Foot Care

People with diabetes are much more likely to suffer nerve damage, circulation problems, and infections—all problems that directly affect the feet. The lack of feeling and poor blood flow caused by poor diabetes management can allow a small blister or wound to progress into a serious infection that could lead to amputation. Nerve damage—also called … Continued


What are Bunions? A bunion—also called Hallux Valgus—is a bump that appears inside the foot, around the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint (near the big toe). This bump is actually a bone protruding towards the inside of the big foot. Left untreated, bunions can cause sever pain and even hinder walking abilities. Bunions are a common problem … Continued