Dr. Schwartz specializes in foot surgery, diseases and injuries of the foot and ankle.

Whether it's a simple check up or a major procedure, our goal is to provide each patient with superior service in a caring and compassionate manner.

Below are common foot and ankle problems that can be treated, lessened or prevented with proper detection, intervention and care.


  • Arthritis
  • Achilles Tendon Injury or Rupture
  • Bone Spurs
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Flat Feet
  • Fractures
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Hammertoe/Mallet Toe/Claw Toe
  • Heel Pain & Heel Spurs
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neuropathy (Diabetic Foot)
  • Osteochondral Lesions
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendonitis


The foot and ankle are complex mechanical structures that balance the weight of the body while providing support and mobility.

Common symptoms of foot and ankle pain include swelling, tenderness, and discomfort in and around the joints, toes, or heel.

Sudden (acute) injuries – such as ligament sprains, muscle strains, and bone fractures – can occur during sports activities like walking on uneven surfaces. Occupations that require long periods of standing or walking can also cause stress to the structures in the foot, leading to painful conditions such as stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, and tendonitis to name a few.

The ankle is a hard-working joint that connects the lower leg to the foot and supports the body's weight. Ankle pain may be felt in any part of the complex system of ligaments, muscles, tendons, or bones that make up the ankle area. People experiencing ankle pain or who have an ankle injury may have swelling, stiffness, bruising, or tenderness in and around their ankle, or have difficulty walking.

While sports injuries are a common cause of ankle pain, it is possible to incur injury or pain with simple activities, such as stepping on an uneven surface. Pain in the ankle may be sudden such as an ankle sprain or can develop over time from repetitive motions associated with sports, work, or everyday life, causing conditions like tendonitis or tarsal tunnel syndrome.

Dr. Paul S. Schwartz

Tel: 925-943-6203
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112 La Casa Via, Suite 130
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Paul S. Schwartz, DPM

Dr. Schwartz has been practicing Podiatry in Walnut Creek for over 30 years. Dr. Schwartz is past Chief of Podiatry at John Muir Hospital and is Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is published in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
  • Diplomate, American Board of Foot Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Podiatric Surgery

APMA, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, American Board of Podiatric Surgery