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 Podiatry 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 for the past three and a half years, he recently decided to open another office in Duncan, SC. This office is located on highway 290 where he shares space with the Family Medicine at 290.

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 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)
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 Duncan or Gaffney, please contact Upstate Footcare. Dr. Blaakman is an experienced podiatrist who can diagnoses and treats patients of all ages. 

Get in touch.

Instride Upstate Footcare

428 Hyatt Street, Suite A
Gaffney SC 29341

1575 E. Main Steet
Duncan, SC  29334