Podiatrist located in Savannah, TN and Corinth, MS

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When you have a foot or ankle issue, you need help from a podiatry specialist who has unique training in foot health and anatomy. At Dr. Robert Darrin Hurst, the private practice of board-certified and fellowship-trained podiatrist and foot surgeon Robert Hurst, DPM, you find expert podiatry care with a warm and supportive approach. The Savannah, Tennessee, and Corinth, Mississippi, offices provide comprehensive care for bunions, hammertoes, fungal nails, foot ulcers, and other simple and complex issues affecting the feet and ankles. Call the office or book an appointment online now.

Podiatry Q&A

What is podiatry?

Podiatry is the field of medicine that covers diseases, disorders, and injuries affecting the feet and ankles. As a highly trained podiatrist and foot surgeon, Dr. Hurst has more than two decades of experience in diagnosing, treating, and managing foot and ankle problems. 

What problems does podiatry treat?

Podiatry specialists treat a broad range of problems in the feet and ankles. Dr. Hurst treats:

Ankle sprains

Ankle sprains can occur when you overstretch or tear any of the ligaments supporting your ankle joint, causing severe pain and ankle instability.


Bunions are misaligned big toe joints, leading to a big bump and, often, discomfort and difficulty moving your toe.

Diabetic foot wounds

People with diabetes often have slow-to-heal wounds due to blood flow problems and lack of sensation in the lower extremity nerves, but wound care can lessen complications.

Fungal nails

Fungal nails cause brittle, warped, and discolored nail plates, and may lead to discomfort or pain as well.  


Hammertoes occur when the middle joint in a toe bends but won’t straighten out, causing problems like discomfort and instability.

Heel pain

Heel pain is often due to a condition called plantar fasciitis, in which the plantar fascia, a ligament on the bottom of your foot, develops stress-related tears. 

Ingrown toenails

Ingrown toenails grow into the skin beside your toe and often lead to pain, swelling, and potentially an infection.

These are only a few of the most common foot and ankle issues that Dr. Hurst treats in the office. As an experienced podiatrist, he expertly addresses virtually any issue in your lower extremities.

What does podiatry involve?

Podiatry encompasses a large range of problems, so diagnostic and treatment options are equally varied. 

Dr. Hurst uses the most advanced diagnostic approaches, including digital radiography, ultrasound, neurological testing, and noninvasive vascular studies, to accurately identify the issues behind your foot or ankle problem.

He provides comprehensive treatments as well, such as:

  • Orthotics
  • Bracing
  • Medication
  • Cortisone injections
  • Prescription shoes
  • Physical therapy
  • Laser treatment
  • Wound care
  • Foot surgery (in-office surgical suite)

Dr. Hurst works with you to find the best way to protect and heal your feet. He performs all treatments on site, so you can return home and avoid a long period of downtime as you recover. 

Do you have a foot or ankle issue? Podiatry care from an expert can help. Call the practice of Dr. Robert Darrin Hurst or book your appointment using online scheduling now.