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 podiatrists Dr. David G. Edwards and Dr. Spencer B. Heninger have specialized in foot and ankle care from day one of their medical educations.

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. Edwards and Dr. Heninger treat most cases of plantar fasciitis and heel spurs very effectively with aggressive stretching programs and foot supports.

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. 


Dr. Edwards and Dr. Heninger capably treat a myriad of foot disorders, including the following:

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