341 Racetrack Road NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

850-862-4119

120 E. Redstone Ave., Suite A
Crestview, FL 32539

850-682-6522

From routine checkups to treatments for surgery, Emerald Coast Podiatry is equipped to handle all your podiatric needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
 

  • Wound Care and Ulcer Treatment of the Foot, Ankle, and Lower Leg
  • Laser Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Revisional Surgery
  • Hammertoe and Bunion Correction
  • Heel Pain
  • Diabetic Shoes
  • Orthotics (Custom Shoe Inserts)
  • In-Office X-ray Examination
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Chronic Heel Pain (ESWT)
  • Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fractures of the Foot and Ankle
  • Pediatric and Adult Foot Deformities
  • Toenail Problems
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • General Podiatric Care
  • In-Office Surgical Suite

 

Laser Foot Surgery

In 1985 Dr. Siwicki began using a carbon dioxide surgical laser in his office under a local anesthetic and today it is a common method of treatment for many foot problems.   

A laser is a device that generates an intense beam of light that is man-made, similar to a magnifying glass using sun rays to focus on a object.  A surgical laser in a precise beam of light that can cut or vaporize tissue so that the surrounding tissue is hardly affected.  The laser seals blood vessels as it cuts with less bleeding and post-operative pain resulting in a decreased post-operative recovery period.

Today, the laser is used in the surgical treatment of an ingrown toenail, fungus toenail, thick and deformed toenail, plantar wards, cysts or fibroma, skin ulcer, scars, and plugged sweat gland disorders.  

Although technology is exciting, bone problems such as bunions, hammertoes, or heel spurs cannot be treated with a laser.

Foot Care for Diabetics

DO

  • Wash feet daily - Dry carefully and thoroughly between toes
  • Powder feet after washing
  • Apply a mild lubricant or lotion nightly
  • Keep feet warm and dry
  • Inspect feet daily for lesions - Use a mirror if necessary
  • Warm feet at night by wearing loose-fitting woolen socks to bed
  • Purchase and wear well-fitting shoes (tennis shoes or soft leather) -
  • Break in new shoes gradually
  • Inspect shoe interior for worn liner or foreign objects
  • Change shoes once a day and always wear socks
  • Check bath water or heaters with hand prior to touching with foot
  • Have feet inspected routinely by a podiatrist
  • Immediately report any skin lesions to your podiatrist


DO NOT

  • Smoke
  • Soak your feet unless instructed by your doctor
  • Walk barefoot, even indoors
  • Cut your own toenails
  • Cut corns or calluses or use " acid pads"
  • Wear open-toed shoes or thongs
  • Apply heating pads, hot packs, or hot water bottles to the feet
  • Sit close to stoves or fireplaces with your feet

Questions or Comments?
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about our services.

Fort Walton Beach
850-862-4119

Crestview
850-682-6522

Podiatrist - Fort Walton Beach, Emerald Coast Podiatry, 341 Racetrack Road NE, Fort Walton Beach FL, 32547 850-862-4119
Podiatrist - Crestview, 120 E. Redstone Ave., Suite A, Crestview, FL 32539 850-682-6522