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Welcome to Upstate Footcare

Hans Blaakman, DPM graduated from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT with a degree in biology. He then immediately went on to the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (now the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine.) and graduated in 1992. Upon graduating, he was bestowed with the Stanley David award for outstanding proficiency in the clinical sciences. He continued his medical and surgical training at the Carney Hospital, an affiliate of Boston University, in Boston, Massachusetts. After practicing for over 10 years in Bedford, NH-Dr. Blaakman decided to pack his bags and move to South Carolina in search of sunny, warmer weather and a more temperate climate. Dr. Blaakman is board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, is a fellow in the American College of Foot Surgeons. He enjoys treating many conditions in patients of all ages from infants to seniors.


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Dr. Hans E. Blaakman

Podiatry offers long term solutions to existing injuries or as a way of keeping you in your game or the activities you have a passion for longer without sustaining further injury.

  • Biomechanical assessment – walking and running analysis
  • Customized CAD-CAM orthotic (insole) prescription
  • Custom insoles
  • Footwear advice and recommendations
  • Sports chiropody

Whilst many injuries are related to overuse from the repetitive strains of high velocity sports, just as many injuries are caused by activities of daily living and are equally treated with the same level of specificity as in high performance athletes.

Common complaints include:

  • Hallux Abducto Valgus (bunions)
  • Plantar fasciitis (arch/heel pain)
  • Nail concerns, fungal and ingrown toe nails
  • Rheumatoid arthritis deformity
  • Metatarsalgia (forefoot pain)
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Shin splints
  • Iliotibial band friction syndrome (knee pain)
  • Lower back pain