Podiatry Overview

The Podiatric Specialists on staff at ASC Spartanburg offer a complete range of services. From properly diagnosing the cause of foot pain to providing ongoing foot care to diabetics, our physicians have the experience and the technical resources to help patients return to pain-free mobility and better podiatric health.

Problems Can Begin at Any Age

When we’re young, a sports injury like an ankle sprain or congenitally flat feet may lead to our only encounter with a podiatrist. But as we age, wear and tear can cause problems like heel pain, bunions and arthritis. Diabetes and peripheral vascular disease (PVD) can also result in age-related foot problems. Most commonly, podiatrists treat patients with:

  • achilles tendinitis
  • age-related arthritis
  • sports injuries
  • fractures of foot and ankle
  • congenital foot deformities
  • diabetes
  • peripheral vascular disease
  • warts
  • bunions
  • fungus toenail and athletes’ foot
  • plantar faciitis (heel pain)
  • sprains and strains
  • heel spur syndrome
  • arch pain
  • hammer toes

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