Alta Ridge Foot Specialists

Alta Ridge Foot Specialists is here to provide the best possible medical and surgical podiatrist foot care for adults and children of all ages.
Along with specialized training and state-of-the-art technology, we offer kindness and respect for each individual patient.

We look forward to getting to know you, giving you the care you need, and getting you back to activity.

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Alta Ridge Foot Specialists,

Mars Hill 828-680-1161

 

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Alta Ridge Foot Specialists,

Spruce Pine 828-766-7667

 

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Alta Ridge Foot Specialists,

Boone 828-386-1849

 

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Common Foot and Ankle Problems

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Foot Surgery

Drs. Broyles and Dr. van Brederode are board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Utilizing both in-office and hospital facilities

 

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Sports Medicine

Our podiatrists are ready to help you with your sports-related foot and ankle injury. Our doctors stay very active currently with running, and hiking, and both participated in sports when they were younger.

 

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Bunions

Bunions are a frequently encountered foot problem. The bunion is caused by heredity, flat feet, arthritis, trauma, and neuromuscular conditions. Usually the bunion is aggravated by tighter shoes and activity.

 

 

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Heel Pain

Heel pain is one of the most common types of foot pain. Children can develop pain due to inflammation of the heel growth plate (see Children’s Foot Problems).

 

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Hammertoes

Hammertoes are often noticed as one develops corns and calluses on their toes. The corn/callus is actually caused by an underlying joint contracture of the toe.

 

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Nail Problems

The podiatrists at Alta Ridge Foot Specialists we are ready for any of your toenail issues whether it is a painful ingrown toenail, a thick, abnormally colored nail, a nail injury, or even toenails that just need trimming.

 

 

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Warts

Warts can affect all individuals, but seem to be most prevalent in children and teens. A wart is caused by a virus that infects the skin.

 

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Nerve Pain

There are many causes of nerve pain in the foot. Some cases are simple, such as a shoe that is too tight impinging on a nerve leading to pain. Other instances are more complex,

 

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Laser Nail Fungus Treatment

Fungus invades our toenails as microtrauma from shoes damages the toenails. Fungus is common throughout our environment, but especially in damp places like our shoes and showers.

 

 

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About Our Doctors

W. Aaron Broyles, DPM, FACFAS

EDUCATION:
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
BS Zoology 1995

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine 2000

University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency in Podiatric Surgery 2000-2004

Robert L. van Brederode, DPM, FACFAS

EDUCATION:
South Mecklenburg H.S., Charlotte, NC
Graduated 1991

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
BS Zoology 1996

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine 2000
Rappaport Memorial Award 2000

Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, DE
Residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 2000-2002

Thomas Verla, DPM

EDUCATION:

Mitchell High School, Ledger, NC 2004
High Point University, High Point, NC
B.S. Biology 2008

Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine 2012
Hunter Holmes (McGuire) VA Medical Center, Richmond, VA

Residency in Podiatric Surgery 2012-2015
Chief Resident 2014-2015

Alta Ridge Foot Specialists

 

105 Chestnut Street, Mars Hill, NC 28754 | Tel: (828) 680-1161 | Fax: (828) 680-1191

440 Altapass Hwy, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 | Tel: (828) 766-7667 | Fax: (828) 766-7668

2211 NC Hwy 105, Boone, NC 28607 | Tel: (828) 386-1849 | Fax: (828) 386-1851