Wound Care

At InStride Gaston Foot & Ankle Associates, we bring wound care for your feet and ankles to a whole new level. We are pleased to offer comprehensive wound care for chronic, complex, and complicated wounds at the Center for Wound Healing in our Gastonia office.

Our wound care specialists use a multidisciplinary approach, which includes a thorough diagnostic examination and a personalized treatment plan. We don't just identify the type of wound you have; we identify and then determine the underlying complications prolonging the healing process. Everything we do is tailored for fit your individual needs.

At the Center for Wound Healing, we offer treatment for a variety of lower extremity wounds:

  • Severe foot or ankle infections
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Serious cuts
  • Burns
  • Snake bites
  • Spider bites

After creating a treatment plan for your wound or wounds, we may recommend:

  • In-office debridement of wounds
  • Skin grafts
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) testing
  • Off-loading devices
  • Custom-molded and fitted shoes
  • Custom-molded shoe inserts
  • Reconstruction
We really wanted to be able to offer an affordable option for patients by providing these services all in one place with no extra fees. Our objective is to save limbs and prevent unnecessary amputations.

Goals of the Center for Wound Healing

When we opened the Center for Wound Healing at InStride Gaston Foot & Ankle Associates, we had some important, primary goals in mind:

Prevention. Encouraging at-risk patients with wounds to have regular visits with a wound specialist.
Healing. Provision of coordinated, comprehensive care to heal wounds.
Maintenance. Education of patients on day-to-day care of wounds and the importance of regular follow-up visits.

Your North Carolina Wound Specialists

Seeing an experienced wound specialist can mean the difference between a full recovery and an amputation. Not everyone thinks to visit their podiatrists’ office after a burn, bite or cut, but with the beating our feet take every day, leaving a wound untreated can cause it to get much worse very quickly. Foot and ankle wound specialists know how to create a treatment plan for your wound that will help it heal in the most efficient way possible.

The Center for Wound Healing is staffed by Dr. David Kirlin, Dr. Ryan Meredith, and Dr. Wagner Santiago, all highly experienced wound professionals. If you have a wound on your foot or ankle and you believe that it requires medical attention from a skilled North Carolina podiatry team, call InStride Gaston Foot & Ankle Associates at 704-861-0425 to make an appointment.


Get in touch.

InStride - Gaston Foot & Ankle Associates

251 Wilmot Drive
Gastonia, NC 28054
704-861-0425