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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.

After working in Gaffney and Duncan for the past several years, he recently opened a new office in Spartanburg, SC.


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

If you need foot and ankle care in the Upstate of South Carolina, please contact Upstate Footcare. Dr. Blaakman is an experienced podiatrist who can diagnoses and treats patients of all ages.

InStride Upstate Footcare

269 North Grove
Medical Park Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29303