Foot, Ankle, and Lower Leg Conditions and Issues We Treat

What is a Podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a specialist who focuses on your feet and ankles. We are quite simply “The Experts” on your feet, heels, and ankles and should be the very first doctor you call when you experience pain or other problems with them.  

The DPM after our name stands for Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. Most people know that podiatrists deal with foot, heel, and ankle problems and work with seniors, or diabetics or people with poor circulation; what most people don’t know is that podiatrists treat patients of all ages. A podiatrist is well qualified to help children and young adults with the problems they can experience with their feet, heels, and ankles. 

Podiatrists are required, just like any other doctor, to be licensed by the state in which they practice. When medically necessary, podiatrists can perform surgery to correct or remedy problems. Before we recommend surgery, we will explore the many conservative therapies and remedies that are available for our patients and then recommend the very best course of treatment.

As medical science advances and new therapies become available to the public, podiatrists are increasingly able to offer their patients some of the most state-of-the-art care available. We are constantly amazed at the new therapies we can offer our patients.

Dr. Santiago has some great information about podiatrists and what we do.

What Services Do Podiatrists Offer?

The doctors at Gaston Foot & Ankle Specialists have extensive experience, and can treat almost any foot-care patient who walks through their clinic door. Practice areas include skin and nail problems, ankle sprains, foot fractures, children's feet problems, nerve problems, bunions, hammertoes, sports injuries, flat feet, fallen arches, wound care and plantar fasciitis.

Gaston Foot & Ankle Specialists

251 Wilmot Drive
Gastonia, NC 28054