Podiatry

One Step at a Time

The foot is a complex structure made for balance and mobility. With today’s active lifestyles, people are spending more time on their feet, and placing more demands on them than ever before. If a high quality of life is to be maintained, proper foot care is of paramount importance. Podiatrists, also known as doctors of podiatric medicine (DPMs), are the medical professionals who specialize in providing that care. Utah podiatrist Dr. Spencer B. Heninger is specialized in foot and ankle care from day one of his medical education.

Minor foot problems can cause major pain, but patients often don’t realize that many ailments can be treated quite simply without surgery. For example, Dr. Heninger treat most cases of plantar fasciitis and heel spurs very effectively with aggressive stretching programs and foot supports.

Treated foot disorders:

Chronic Post-Traumatic Pain Disorders
Diabetic Insult
Nerve Injuries
Neuritis
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
Degenerative Osteoarthritis
Painful Heel Syndrome
Tendonitis
Acquired Flat-Foot Disorder
Bunions and Curved Toes
Deformities of the Foot and Ankle
(both developmental and post-traumatic)

When surgery is necessary, Dr. Edwards and Dr. Heninger often perform endoscopic surgery, a minimally invasive technique that increases surgical precision and decreases recovery time. Ninety-eight percent of foot surgeries at Alpine Orthopaedic Specialists are outpatient, and our doctors’ primary focus is getting patients back on their feet quickly and comfortably.
Additional podiatric specialties at Alpine Orthopaedic Specialists include diabetic foot care and wound care. From routine procedures to reconstructive foot surgery, our podiatrists are leaders in Utah for foot and ankle treatment.