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Podiatry

Why choose Ochsner Health for your podiatry care?

You depend on your feet to get you where you need to go. The board-certified podiatrists at Ochsner offer a wide range of services and treatments for medical conditions that affect your ankles, feet and toes. While we specialize in holistic nonsurgical treatment for foot problems, we also provide innovative surgical options when needed. The Ochsner podiatry team also excels in diabetic foot care, including wound care and management of diabetic neuropathy.

Ochsner podiatrists employ a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating conditions. Often foot problems are a symptom or complication of another condition, such as diabetes or peripheral arterial disease. In these situations, treating the foot alone will not solve the problem. That’s why our podiatry team partners with multiple departments to ensure patients receive comprehensive health care, often offering joint appointments with specialists such as:

Our podiatry team also conducts clinical trials and research, investigating advanced options for managing diabetic ulcerations and other serious foot and ankle problems.

Ochsner offers expert podiatry care at multiple locations in Louisiana and Mississippi. Find a location near you.

Virtual visits are available with many providers. Same-day and next-day appointments may also be available.

At Ochsner, we know that even the smallest foot or ankle problem can lead to pain. Our podiatrists diagnose and treat the gamut of acute and chronic conditions including:

  • Arthritis
  • Athlete’s foot and other fungal infections
  • Bunions — painful bumps that form on the bone below your big toe
  • Bursitis — an inflammation of fluid-filled sacs in your joints
  • Calluses and corns — buildups of thick tissue on your feet or toes
  • Charcot foot — a rare disease that attacks the tissues in your feet and is often connected to complications from diabetes
  • Chronic foot pain
  • Congenital foot deformities
  • Diabetic foot problems, including ulceration
  • Fractures
  • Gout — a type of arthritis that often affects the lower limbs
  • Hammertoes — a condition that causes deformities in the middle joints of your toes
  • Infections
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Morton’s neuroma — a condition caused by thickened tissue in the ball of your foot that puts pressure on your nerves
  • Neuropathy — damage to the nerves in your feet
  • Osteomyelitis — a type of infection in the bone
  • Peripheral arterial disease — a cardiovascular condition that can cause feet problems
  • Plantar fasciitis — an inflammation of tissue in your heel that causes pain
  • Sprains
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendonitis — inflammation of the tendons in your ankles
  • Turf toe — a sprain in the joint of your big toe
  • Warts

Ochsner offers a wide range of leading-edge treatments for podiatric concerns, including:

  • Arthroscopy — minimally invasive joint surgery
  • Bracing
  • Custom orthotics and shoe inserts that can relieve foot pain
  • Fasciotomy — a type of tendon surgery
  • Foot reconstruction surgery
  • Lapiplasty 3D bunion removal
  • Limb-salvage surgery
  • Nerve decompression surgery — relieves pain and numbness
  • Medication
  • Osteotomy bunion surgery — surgery to repair the toe joint
  • Steroid injections
  • Total contact casting

Whenever possible, Ochsner podiatrists use minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery. These procedures usually have a quicker recovery time and less scarring.

At Ochsner Health, we’re leaders in technology, using top of the line equipment to give our patients better outcomes. Our board-certified podiatrists are focused on the care, diagnosis and treatment of the foot and ankle for patients of all ages. We are committed to enhancing the health and well-being for those with foot disorders. Our podiatrists work with a team of physicians trained in many areas to determine the most suitable treatment for your individual needs. With the most advanced technology in foot and ankle care, our team works alongside fellowship-trained specialists so you can receive comprehensive care in one place.

The podiatric services offered at Ochsner Health provide a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary approach to surgical and medical care in all aspects of podiatry. This includes minimally invasive technologies in foot and ankle management, stem cell injections and 3D imaging.

To schedule an appointment, please call 1-866-624-7637.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment in Baton Rouge, call our office at 225-761-5200.

We offer same-day and next-day appointments. We also offer virtual visits. If you are a new patient, your first virtual appointment is at the discretion of the provider. Learn more about virtual visits, here.

You may also schedule online through the MyOchsner patient portal. This allows you to conveniently schedule your next appointment yourself.

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Ochsner provides compassionate expertise for every foot and ankle condition. We offer a range of treatment options to help alleviate the pain. From common conditions such as ingrown toenails, bunions or warts to complex conditions that require surgery.

Conditions include:

  • Benign bone tumors
  • Benign soft tissue tumors, benign tumors and masses of the foot
  • Blisters
  • Brachymetatarsia
  • Broken bones
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Calluses
  • Chronic ankle pain
  • Clawtoes
  • Corns
  • Cysts
  • Diabetic foot problems
  • Diabetic foot ulceration
  • Flatfoot
  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Foot and ankle disease
  • Foot trauma
  • Fractures
  • Frostbite
  • Fungal infections
  • Gout
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel injuries
  • Heel spurs
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Mallet toes
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Mycotic nails
  • Neurapraxia
  • Neuromas
  • Onychomycosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Pediatric foot and ankle problems
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Plantar fibromatosis
  • Posterior tibial tendonitis/dysfunction
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Running injuries
  • Shin splints
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Turf toe
  • Warts

Our treatment options range from conservative to surgical, including minimally invasive surgical options, to help alleviate the pain. Our treatments and procedures include:

  • Achilles’ tendonitis
  • Ankle joint arthroscopy
  • Ankle pathology
  • Arthrodesis
  • Ankle fracture or sprains
  • Bunion and hammertoe pain
  • Conservative treatments of the foot
  • Diabetic foot care
  • Diabetic foot screening
  • Diabetic foot ulcer evaluation
  • Fracture care
  • Foot pain
  • Fungus nails and skin
  • Heel pain
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Joint capsulitis
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Musculoskeletal foot pathology
  • Neuroma
  • Plantar wart treatment
  • Sports medicine
  • Tenosynovitis

Ochsner Offers a Range of Treatment Options for Patients with Persistent Ankle Pain

Chronic ankle pain is a common complaint that is oftentimes overlooked. However, thousands suffer from ankle pain related to prior injuries or even arthritis. This pain can limit mobility. The most common cause of ankle pain is arthritis, which can present with the following symptoms in the joint:

  • Pain or tenderness
  • Stiffness/limited range of motion
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty walking

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Map of Ochsner-affiliated facilities that provide services related to Podiatry

Podiatry Locations

Ochsner Health Center - Founders Building
1150 Robert Blvd. , Suite 330
Slidell, LA 70458
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Lafayette General Surgical Hospital
1000 West Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA 70503
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Acadia General Hospital
1305 Crowley Rayne Highway
Crowley, LA 70526
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Lafayette General Orthopedic Hospital
2810 Ambassador Caffery Parkway
Lafayette, LA 70506
  • : 4:09 p.m.-4:09 p.m.
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Health Center - Gulfport
15190 Community Road
Gulfport, MS 39503
  • Monday –Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Community Health - Brees Family Center (Bullard Avenue)
5950 Bullard Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70128
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center
1214 Coolidge St.
Lafayette, LA 70503
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Health Center - Long Beach
111 North Cleveland Ave.
Long Beach, MS 39560
  • Monday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center – Tchoupitoulas
5300 Tchoupitoulas St. , Suite C2
New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Mon–Fri: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Diamondhead
5435 Gex Drive
Diamondhead, MS 39525
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ochsner Medical Center - Hancock
149 Drinkwater Blvd.
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Health Center - St. Bernard
8050 West Judge Perez Drive
Chalmette, LA 70043
St. Bernard Parish Hospital
8000 W. Judge Perez Drive
Chalmette, LA 70043
  • Open 24/7
St. Charles Parish Hospital
1057 Paul Maillard Road
Luling, LA 70070
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Health Center - Denham Springs South
139 Veterans Blvd.
Denham Springs, LA 70726
  • Primary Care: Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
  • Open 24/7
Slidell Memorial Hospital East
100 Medical Center Drive
Slidell, LA 70461
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Health Center - Luling
1057 Paul Maillard Road
Luling, LA 70070
Ochsner Health Center - Slidell
2750 East Gause Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70461
  • Monday – Friday: 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7 a.m.-11 a.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Prairieville
16220 Airline Highway
Prairieville, LA 70769
  • Primary Care: Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Covington
1000 Ochsner Blvd.
Covington, LA 70433
  • Mon–Fri: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Lapalco
4225 Lapalco Blvd.
Marrero, LA 70072
  • Mon–Fri: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Tangipahoa
41676 Veterans Ave.
Hammond, LA 70403
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - O'Neal
16777 Medical Center Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Metairie
2005 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70002
  • Mon: 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Tues–Fri: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sat: 8 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner
180 West Esplanade Ave.
Kenner, LA 70065
  • Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.