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Why Would You See a Podiatrist?

How your podiatrist in Fort Walton Beach, and Crestview, FL, can help you

When you suffer from foot and ankle problems, you may not be able to move around. You need to see a podiatrist who is conveniently located near you. Dr. Cosimo Ricciardi and Dr. Neil Patel at Emerald Coast Podiatry provide comprehensive foot and ankle care. We are conveniently located in Fort Walton Beach, and Crestview, FL, to help you.

Foot, ankle, and toe conditions may cause pain when you stand and walk. Treatment may require you to wear a walking brace, cast, or use crutches while you heal. You need a podiatrist who is near to where you live or work, so you can be close to where you need to go.

A convenient location is important, and there are other benefits to look for when you choose a podiatrist. You want a podiatrist who is:

  • Easy to talk to so you can discuss the concerns and questions you have, with a podiatrist who cares about you
  • Current on all treatment options and services to take care of your feet, ankles, and toes
  • Able to provide you with the services you need so you can enjoy healthy feet, ankles, and toes

These are just some of the services to look for when choosing your podiatrist:

  • Toe conditions including fungal toenails, hammertoe, ingrown toenails, and other toe problems
  • Foot conditions, including bunions, plantar fasciitis, poor foot alignment, flat feet, athlete’s foot, and other foot problems
  • Ankle conditions, including chronic ankle instability, sprains, strains, ligament or tendon issues, broken ankles, and other ankle problems

Chronic medical conditions including diabetes, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis can dramatically affect your feet. You need to look for a podiatrist who offers ongoing care for chronic conditions affecting your feet.

You and your feet deserve the best. When you choose a podiatrist who is near you, you can enjoy excellent foot and ankle care, right when you need it. To find out more about the benefits of seeing a podiatrist near you, call Dr. Cosimo Ricciardi and Dr. Neil Patel at Emerald Coast Podiatry. You can reach him in the Fort Walton Beach, FL, office by calling (850) 862-4119, or in Crestview, FL, by calling (850) 682-6522, so call today.

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