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What is a Podiatrist?

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31 May What is a Podiatrist?

Since Alta Ridge Foot Specialists opened their Spruce Pine, Mars Hill and Boone locations, the towns in Avery, Madison, Mitchell, North Buncombe, Watauga and Yancey counties including Newland, Banner Elk, Mars Hill, Marshall, Hot Springs, Spruce Pine, Bakersville, Weaverville, Barnardsville, Burnsville and Boone have their own FOOT AND ANKLE SPECIALIST or PODIATRIST.

A podiatrist specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of all foot and ankle problems. This could be a simple problem like a wart, toenail/foot fungus, an ingrown toenail, or a common problem like heel pain, hammertoes, or a bunion. A podiatrist also treats complex problems like diabetic foot infections and foot/ankle reconstructive surgery. We treat it all.

A podiatrist understands common diseases of the body like diabetes, arthritis, heart and lung disease, hypertension, and therefore is able to properly tailor treatment of your foot and ankle problem in a way that recognizes other treatments you are receiving.