803 E School St, Owatonna, MN 55060
1225 Highway 60 W , Faribault, MN 55021
501 North State Street, Waseca MN 56093

Owatonna, MN (507) 451-5950
Waseca, MN (507) 835-1210
Faribault, MN (507) 334-1951

Welcome to Our Practice

Welcome to the Advanced Foot and Ankle Clinics! Serving Owatonna, Faribault, and Waseca our caring and compassionate doctors have over 50 years of combined experience treating a full range of foot and ankle conditions. We strive to provide not only the best evidence based medicine, but offer a treatment plan tailored to each individual patient. Each of our doctors are certified or qualified through The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons who have maintained the highest standard of clinical care. If you have any concerns regarding your foot or ankle we are confident we can assist you in getting back to normal life.

Barry Butler, DPM
Alexander Tokarski, DPM


Advanced Foot and Ankle Providers help treat Ukrainian soldiers rehabbing injuries at the Protez Foundation! 

Protez Fundation

Above are all the brave men from the Ukrainian armed forces at Protez Foundation. The Protez Foundation is a non-profit foundation with the aim to restore patient’s quality of life after the loss of limb. Currently, patients who were injured oversees are brought to the United States for state-of-the-art rehabilitation and support prior to their transition back to Ukraine.

At Advanced Foot and Ankle Clinics our providers are fully trained in a new type of suspension biomechanics device known as Subiomed. This device is novel in that it allows for dynamic energy management allowing for deceleration and energy absorption with associated translation and return during gait. In practical terms, this allows for about a 30% reduction in force to the entire limb (foot, ankle, knee, hip, and low back). This combined with Subiomed’s unique ability to allow for precision motion control allows our providers to help a variety of lower extremity pathologies in both routine and challenging situations.


When asked about the significance of this novel technology Dr. Tokarski states, “Subiomed’s ability to control the energy management of the lower extremity is incredibly unique. This allows providers to not only control the more routine conditions such as Achilles tendonitis, Hallux limitus, and osteoarthritis, but offers a novel way to aide many patients who previously had few conservative treatment options. Patients with neuromuscular disorders (Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Denervation Injuries, etc), amputations (Foot, Below knee, or Above knee), or patients who are not candidates for larger reconstructive procedures have great ability to see a difference in their daily life. I am honored that we were able to provide care for not only these brave men, but patients of all walks of life. As someone who lives with chronic foot pain due to a relatively rare Subtalar joint coalition I truly understand how this can change someone’s daily life.”


When Should You Call A Doctor?

At Advanced Foot & Ankle Clinics, we specialize in all aspects of foot and ankle care, for all ages. If you experience any of the following, please call our office right away:

  • Persistent pain in your ankles/feet, even without putting weight on ankle/foot
  • Any changes to the nails or skin on your feet
  • Severe scaling, peeling, or cracking on your heel/feet
  • Blistering on the feet
  • Thickening toenails that cause discomfort
  • Heel pain accompanied by a fever, redness (sometimes warmth), or numbness
  • Tingling in the heel
  • Pain that is not alleviated by ice or over-the-counter painkillers (such as aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen)
  • Diabetics with poor circulation who develop Athlete’s Foot
  • Foot pain
  • Bunions
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Foot Arthritis
  • Bone Spurs

Signs of bacterial infection:

  • Pain, swelling, redness, tenderness, or heat of your feet or ankles
  • Red streaking that extends from the area that is affected
  • Discharge or pus from affected area
  • Foot/ankle symptoms that do not improve after two weeks of nonprescription product treatment
  • Infection appears to be spreading, i.e. under the nail bed, skin under the nail, the nail itself, or the surrounding skin.

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