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Podiatric medicine is the profession that strives to improve the overall health and well-being of patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the foot and ankle.

There are many causes to foot and ankle pain.  Whether you are suffering from acute heel pain to an ingrown toenail, painful foot conditions can impact your mobility and quality of life. Our experienced doctors will thoroughly examine the affected area and determine the proper course of treatment.

Some of the common foot problems we treat at Queen City Foot and Ankle Specialists include:

Achilles Tendonitis
Achilles tendonitis is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon.

Ankle Sprain
An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more ligaments in the ankle, usually on the outside of the ankle. Ankle sprains are caused from a fall, a sudden twist, or a blow that forces the ankle joint out of its normal position.

Athletes Feet
Athlete's foot, sometimes referred to as Tinea Pedis, is a skin disease caused by a fungus, usually occurring between the toes, but it can also affect other areas of the feet.Athlete's foot, sometimes referred to as Tinea Pedis, is a skin disease caused by a fungus, usually occurring between the toes, but it can also affect other areas of the feet.

A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe—the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint—that forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place.

Children's Feet
Common pediatric podiatry conditions include: In-toeing, out-toeing, flat feet, heel pain and plantar warts.

Custom Orthotics
Orthotics are used to treat foot problems such as plantar fasciitis, bursitis, tendinitis, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot, ankle, and heel pain.

Diabetic Feet
Diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations in the United States. Many persons with diabetes suffer from neuropathy or nerve pain, foot ulcers, and complications to other common foot conditions.


Ganglion Cyst
A ganglion cyst is a mass of tissue that is filled with a jelly-like fluid. Ganglion cyst can vary in size..

Gout attacks are caused by deposits of crystallized uric acid in the joint. Uric acid is the result of the breakdown of purines, chemicals that are found naturally in our bodies and in food.

A hammertoe is a contracture—or bending—of the toe at the first joint of the digit, called the proximal interphalangeal joint.

Heel Pain
Heel pain has many causes. Many patients come to Queen City Foot and Ankle with chronic pain or discomfort. Dr. Burgess determines the proper course of treatment for each patient after a thorough exam. Our podiatry practice treats Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spurs, Achilles Tendonitis, and other conditions that cause heel pain.

Ingrown Toenails
Ingrown nails, the most common nail impairment, are nails whose corners or sides dig painfully into the soft tissue of nail grooves, often leading to irritation, redness, and swelling.

Nail Fungus
Toenail fungus, or onychomycosis, is an infection underneath the surface of the nail caused by fungi. When the tiny organisms take hold, the nail often becomes darker in color and smells foul.

A neuroma is a painful condition, also referred to as a “pinched nerve” or a nerve tumor. It is a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes that brings on pain, a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot.

Plantar Warts
Warts are one of several soft tissue conditions of the foot that can be quite painful. They are caused by a virus, which generally invades the skin through small or invisible cuts and abrasions.

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is an inflammation and/or over-stretching of the posterior tibial tendon in the foot. The posterior tibial tendon is to help support the arch.

Sports Injuries

Sports Medicine

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a compression or squeezing on the posterior tibial nerve that produces symptoms anywhere along the path of the nerve. The posterior tibial nerve runs along the inside of the ankle into the foot.

Wound Care with Dr. Garten

If you are suffering from foot and ankle problems, please call us at 704-504-1004 or Click Here to request an appointment.

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InStride - Queen City Foot and Ankle Specialists

11030 South Tryon Street
Suite 308
Charlotte, NC 28273