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We offer all your podiatry needs in a clean, friendly environment.
  • Customized products to correct your foot problems.
    If your foot pain is caused by abnormal walking (gait) patterns, you will likely be prescribed orthotics. These orthotic shoe inserts help you stand, walk and run more comfortably. They are also helpful to people recovering from surgery. Orthotic devices come in various shapes, sizes and materials. They are customized to your condition using state-of-the-art computer-generated design to improve your foot function and increase protection. There are three types of orthotics: rigid, soft and semi-rigid.
  • Rigid orthotics.
    These control foot function and are made of firm materials like plastic or carbon fiber. They are usually made for dress or walking shoes and are based on an exact mold of your foot. Rigid orthotics direct the motion of the two major foot joints and bones located directly under your ankle joint, reducing or eliminating the strains and pains in your legs.
  • Soft orthotics.
    These are made of soft, cushioned materials. They absorb shock, take pressure off sore spots and improve balance. Soft orthotics are usually prescribed for people who suffer from diabetes, arthritis and deformed feet.
  • Semi-rigid orthotics.
    These provide foot balance, especially in sports. Semi-rigid orthotics offers support for walking, running and a variety of sports. They are made from soft materials layered with rigid materials. They are often prescribed to children who are flatfooted or have in-toeing or out-toeing disorders. Athletes also use them to alleviate pain.

Over-the-counter orthotics may help some people, but no two human feet are shaped and sized exactly alike. Orthotics can only provide true relief when they are made with the right materials for your condition and molded exactly to your foot.

For custom computer-designed orthotics from a highly skilled, caring podiatrist, call Thomas A. LeBeau today. Please feel free to use our online Request an Appointment form.

Reduce bunion and hammertoe pain safely.

A bunion (hallux valgus) is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe that forms when the bone and support tissue move out of place. This forces the big toe to bend toward the others, causing an often painful lump on the inside foot.

Bunion — from the Latin “bunion,” meaning enlargement — can also occur on the outside of the foot along the little toe, where it is called a “bunionette” or “tailor’s bunion.” Although bunions tend to run in families, it is the foot type that is passed down — not the bunion. Other causes of bunions are foot injuries, neuromuscular disorders and congenital deformities.

Hammertoe — a contracture (bending) of joints in the second, third, fourth or little toes. Abnormal bending can cause pressure on the toe when wearing shoes, causing problems to develop. If left untreated, hammertoes can become rigid and unresponsive to nonsurgical treatment.

Before you suffer with similar problems any longer, talk to podiatry doctor Thomas A. LeBeau, DPM, or a member of his staff. Call 904-824-0869 today to make your bunion and hammertoe problems go away. Please feel free to use our online Request an Appointment form.

Safe, reliable relief from disabling foot pain

With heel pain or plantar fasciitis, the bottom of your foot may hurt when you stand, especially after you get out of bed first thing in the morning. Without heel pain diagnosis and heel pain treatment, plantar fasciitis can lead to painful heel spurs and chronic disabling pain. Over-pronation (flatfeet) is the leading cause of plantar fasciitis. Your arch can collapse from weight-bearing, causing the plantar fascia to stretch away from the heel bone. When you stand, your plantar fascia is pulled tight like a bowstring. During a long rest, the plantar fascia contracts back to its original shape and your pain is reduced.

Plantar fasciitis is also called heel spur syndrome. It can be treated using a variety of conservative approaches such as anti-inflammatory medicines, orthotic shoe inserts and foot physical therapy modalities (heat, ice, massage and therapeutic exercise).

With the experience and skill of podiatrist Thomas A. LeBeau, DPM, at St. Augustine Foot and Ankle, you can walk away from plantar fasciitis without surgery. So for lasting relief, call 904-824-0869. Please feel free to use our online Request an Appointment form.

Compassionate care for foot and ankle wounds

Foot ulcers and other open wounds are a major cause of disability, morbidity and mortality. Varicose veins, poor circulation and diabetes can lead to open wounds.

Approximately 15 percent of diabetic patients develop foot ulcers. Some even suffer foot amputations, many of which are preventable with proper foot wound care treatment.

Foot and ankle wounds can be caused by traumatic injury, arterial and venous wounds, pressure ulcers, diabetic wounds and wounds related to diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma.
Older patients are also vulnerable to poor circulation, decreased sensation and impaired healing. Fortunately, wound care is a specialty of podiatry doctor Thomas A. LeBeau, DPM.

See Dr. LeBeau for foot and ankle wound care that includes:

  • Foot ulcer treatment and other foot wound care treatment
  • Leg ulcer treatment and other leg wound care treatment

Take a step toward saving your feet. Call Dr. LeBeau’s office today at 904-824-0869. Please feel free to use our online Request an Appointment form.

Compassionate care to help keep diabetics in motion

Foot ulcers and other foot problems are a major cause of disability, morbidity and mortality in diabetics. Since diabetics have difficulty with wound healing, lower extremity amputations are too common. Once a limb has been amputated, the prognosis for the other limb is poor. Don’t let your diabetes get this serious.

See a podiatrist for diabetic foot care that includes:

  • Diabetic neuropathy diagnosis
  • Diabetic neuropathy treatment
  • Foot circulation diagnosis
  • Foot circulation treatment
  • Foot nerve conduction test
  • Prescription for diabetic shoes
  • Foot ulcer treatment and other foot wound care treatment
  • Leg ulcer treatment and other leg wound care treatment

Warning signs include:

  • Skin color changes and temperature rises
  • Pain in the legs
  • Swelling of the foot and ankle
  • Open sores that are slow to heal
  • Ingrown and fungal toenails
  • Numbness or tingling in the legs or feet
  • Burning of the feet

Diabetic patients are vulnerable to poor circulation, decreased sensation and impaired healing. Even a minor foot problem can turn limb- and/or life-threatening. Diabetes is the number-one cause of foot amputations in the US. Fortunately, amputations are preventable with regular exams by podiatry doctor Thomas A. LeBeau, DPM.

Call us for an appointment today at 904-824-0869. Please feel free to use our online Request an Appointment form.