WELCOME TO THE PENSACOLA FOOT & ANKLE CENTER™

The Pensacola Foot & Ankle Center has been providing quality Podiatry care to our patients since 1959. Dr. Ron Eckerlein started the practice, and passed the torch on to Dr. Mark Lambert, a native of Pensacola.

Dr. Mark Lambert is a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. After receiving his medical degree, he completed a three-year postgraduate residency training program in medicine and reconstructive surgery of the toes, foot, ankle, and leg in Huntington, West Virginia. Dr. Lambert is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and is Triple Boarded. He is Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is actively involved in continuing education programs and enjoys training residents and physicians in advanced surgical techniques.

Dr. Lambert is specially trained in foot and ankle reconstruction, ranging from Charcot reconstruction to revision of failed surgeries. Dr. Lambert has had extensive training in the United States and Europe in microvascular reconstruction and the Ilizarov Technique of leg lengthening and reconstruction. The Ilizarov Technique involves the use of circular external frames for foot, ankle and leg reconstruction. Dr. Lambert is also a member of the ASAMILE, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, American Podiatric Medical Association, and the Florida Podiatric Medical Association to name a few of his affiliations. Please see his section on the sidebar for further information!

A great deal has changed in the world of medicine since the beginning of this practice, and we have been the fore-front of modern care of the leg, ankle and foot. At the Pensacola Foot & Ankle Center, we believe that the Doctor and patient become a team for treating an individual’s lower extremity. Dr. Mark Lambert spends much of your appointment listening to your concerns and responding with an innovative treatment plan tailored just for you. With the help of his professional staff, they also follow up to make sure that your problems are being addressed and modified according to your response to the therapies selected. Many different approaches can be utilized to address all problems, from minor to severe. We will always try conservative therapy to address a given problem. If your condition requires more advanced treatment, our team is uniquely qualified to deliver the latest, most up to date techniques to help you achieve maximal improvement.

We take a genuine interest in each and every patient, taking time to learn about you and your medical history. The care we provide is truly unique in so many ways. We also want our patients to be informed about podiatric problems and treatments, because informed patients make better decisions about their health and well-being. We offer expertise in the management of all problems of the lower extremity, but specialize in the management of more complex foot and ankle ailments that other physicians in our area are not equipped to handle. That is why we've included an extensive section on this web site covering the full array of topics associated with podiatry and podiatric diagnoses and treatments. We encourage you to look through these pages whenever you have an interest or concern about your lower extremity!

The goal of our practice is to work closely with each of our patients and their team of primary care and specialty doctors to ensure the highest quality care. We are committed to providing uncompromising excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of your foot, ankle and lower leg problems. Also, if you refer a friend or loved one to me, I'm going to treat them with the same attention to detail and care that we are using to treat you. "Any friend of yours is a friend of mine." 24 hour emergency care is available. Most major non-HMO insurance plans are accepted.

We also know that convenience in the Pensacola area is important to your selection of a Foot Doctor (Podiatrist). In these web pages you'll find information about Pensacola Foot & Ankle Center's office, including our Pensacola location, maps, directions, hours, insurance policies and appointment scheduling. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have, or to request an appointment. We hope you'll find our practice offers the accessibility and personal commitment you look for from a physician.

SURGICAL SERVICES

Our surgical techniques are constantly being evaluated to incorporate innovations in the field of foot, ankle and leg surgery.

OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE INCLUDE: (See complete list bottom of page)

  • Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Procedures of the Foot and Ankle
  • Bunion Surgery Correction of Hammertoes
  • Treatment of Fractures and Other Injuries of the Toes, Foot, Ankle and Lower Leg
  • Correction of Flat or High Arched Feet
  • Management of Infections of the foot, ankle and lower leg
  • Surgical Treatment of Arthritic Deformities Including Joint Replacement Surgeries
  • Repair of Neurological Foot Disorders such as foot drop or paralytic/spastic deformity
  • Reconstructive Surgery of collapsed diabetic foot
  • Treatment of Tumors of the Foot and Ankle
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Foot
  • Ankle and Lower Leg Problems in Children
  • Treatment of Nerve Disorders Including Nerve Injuries and Nerve Entrapment Syndromes,
  • Removal of Bone Spurs
  • Management of Athletic Injuries
  • Microsurgery of the Foot, Ankle, and Lower Leg

GENERAL SERVICES

We stress that patients of all ages should be aware of podiatric health. Special populations such as athletes and diabetics need to be acutely aware of potential problems.

OUR GENERAL SERVICES INCLUDE :( See complete list at bottom of page)

  • Geriatric Foot Care
  • Pediatric Foot Care
  • Treatment for Fractures and Sprains
  • Vascular Problems of the Foot and Ankle
  • Skin Conditions of the Foot and Ankle
  • Treatment of Heel Pain
  • Diabetic Foot Care

ABOUT THE HUMAN FOOT

Your feet, although not glamorous, are wonders of natural engineering. There are 26 bones, 33 joints, 20 muscles and over 100 ligaments in each foot. They are all designed to interact with one another to provide you with the ability to walk or run over 115,000 miles in your lifetime. Unfortunately, today's lifestyles often place excessive or unusual demands on your feet. Shoe gear, athletic activity and working conditions often aggravate certain conditions, and make what should be normal, painless activity an ordeal to be faced on a daily basis. The results of these excessive demands mean that four out of five adults will at some time complain of foot health problems. In order to stay mobile, professional care of your feet is a true necessity. Podiatric foot care is especially important for people who suffer from diabetes, vascular disease, heart disease, arthritis, new or old injuries, or long-term untreated conditions of the lower leg, ankle or foot.

"Man's foot is all his own. It is unlike any other foot. It is the most distinctly human part of the whole of his anatomical make-up. It is a human specialization and whether he be proud of it or not, it is his hallmark, and so long as Man has been Man, and so long as he remains Man, it is by his feet he will be known from all other members of the animal kingdom"

  • The ancient Greek philosopher Socrates once claimed "When our feet hurt, we hurt all over".

FOOT & ANKLE FACTS

  • Podiatrists are the foremost authorities and medical specialist of the foot, ankle and lower leg.
     
  • Podiatrists provide 39% of all care to the lower extremity.
     
  • Podiatrist can often provide non-surgical care for many common complaints by use of high tech, cutting edge therapies not utilized by other providers.
     
  • Foot and ankle pain is never normal
     
  • About 20% of the US population has an average of 1.4 foot problems each year
     
  • About 60% of all foot and ankle injuries were sprains and strains of the ankle
     
  • Podiatric Surgeons are specially trained to diagnose and treat acute, chronic and traumatic conditions of the foot, ankle and lower leg
     
  • Podiatric Surgeons perform over 83% of all surgeries done to the digits, feet and ankles...
     
  • Seventy-five percent of Americans will experience foot health problems of varying degrees of severity at one time or another in their lives.
     
  • The 52 bones in your feet make up about one quarter of all the bones in your body.
     
  • Women have about four times as many foot problems as men; lifelong patterns of wearing high heels often are the culprit.
     
  • There are times when you're walking that the pressure on your feet exceeds your body weight, and when you're running, it can be three or four times your weight.
     
  • Shopping for shoes is best done in the afternoon, as said by the American Podiatric Medical Association. Your feet tend to swell a little during the day, and it's best to buy shoes to fit them then. Have your feet measured every time you purchase shoes, and do it while you're standing. When you try on shoes, try them on both feet; many people have one foot larger than the other, and it's best to fit the larger one.
     
  • Walking is the best exercise for your feet. It also contributes to your general health by improving circulation, contributing to weight control and promoting all-around well-being.
     
  • Your feet mirror your general health. Such conditions as arthritis, diabetes, nerve and circulatory disorders can show their initial symptoms in the feet -- foot ailments can be your first sign of more serious medical problems.
     
  • Only a small percentage of the population is born with foot problems, the American Podiatric Medical Association believes. Its neglect and a lack of awareness of proper care -- including ill-fitting shoes -- those bring on the problems. A lifetime of wear and tear, plus neglect, accounts for the fact that the practices of most Podiatrist are made up of older Americans.
     
  • Corns and calluses are caused by friction and pressure from skin rubbing against bony areas when wearing shoes. If the first signs of soreness are ignored, corns and calluses rise up as nature's way of protecting sensitive areas.
     
  • There are approximately 250,000 sweat glands in a pair of feet, and they excrete as much as half a pint of moisture each day.
     
  • Podiatric physicians are four times less likely to use costly inpatient services than other physicians.

SOME OF THE CONDITIONS WE TREAT:

Achilles Tendonitis, Aching Feet, Adductus, Advanced Wound Care, Ankle Fractures & Injuries, Apophysitis, Arch Pain, Arterial Disease, Arthritis, Athletes Foot, Big-Toe Joint Pain, Blisters, Bone Spurs, Bunions, Bunionette, Burns, Bursitis, Capsulitis, Cavus Foot, Callouses, Charcot, Children's Injuries, Claw Toes, Coalitions, Congenital Defects, Congenital Deformities, Contractures, Corns, Coumadin Care, Club foot, Cyst, Degenerative Arthritis, Dermatitis, Dermatology, Diabetic Care, Edema, Fibromatosis, Fissures, Flat Feet, Fractures, Freiberg's infarction, Fungus, Ganglion Cyst, Geriatric Care, Gout, Hagland's Deformity, Hallux Limitus, Hallux Rigidus, Hammer Toes, Heel Pain, Heel Spurs, High Archs, Infections, Ingrown Nails, Injuries, In-Toeing, Joint Implants, Lacerations, Ledderhose Disease, Leg Cramps, Lumps & Bumps, Mallet Toes, Metatarsalgia, Nerve Conditions, Neuromas, Neuropathy, Onychomycosis, Out-Toeing, Paronychia, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Tendonitis, Pre-dislocation Syndrome, Pronation, Psoriasis, Pump Bump, Puncture Wounds, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scars, Sesamoiditis, Sever's Disease, Shin Splints, Short Metatarsal, Skew Foot, Skin Grafting, Skin Lesions, Soft Tissue Masses, Sport Injuries, Sports Medicine, Sprains & Strains, Stress Fractures, Stinky Feet, Supination, Sweaty Feet, Tailor's Bunion, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendon Repair, Tinea Pedis, Toenail Conditions, Trauma, Tumors, Turf Toe, Ulcers, Venous Disease, Warts, Wounds

SOME OF THE TREATMENTS WE PROVIDE:

Reconstruction of Foot & Ankle, Achilles Tendon Repair, Ankle Distraction for DJD/Trauma, Ankle Fusion, Arthroscopic Surgery, Athletic Taping, Big Toe Distraction for DJD, Biopsies, Bunionectomy, Casting, Cavus Reconstruction, Charcot Reconstruction, Circular Fixators, Coalition Repair, Compounded Medicines, Compression Hose, Coumadin Care, Cryopen Treatments, Custom-made Orthotics & Braces, Deformity Correction, Diabetic Surgeries, Diabetic Foot Care, Diagnostic Radiology, Diagnostic Ultrasound, Diseases of Toenails, DME Equipment, Doppler Studies, Drop Foot Repair, Electrical Stimulation, Emergency Medical Care, Endoscopic Surgery, ENFD Biopsies for Neuropathy, External Fixation, Flatfoot Reconstruction, Foot Care, Fracture Repair, Fungus Treatment, Gastroc. Recession, Gua Sha Therapy, Hammertoe Correction, Heel Spur Surgery (Endoscopic & Open), Incision & Drainage, Ilizarov Frames for trauma or reconstruction, Injections, Inpatient Surgery, Iontophoresis, Joint Fusion, Joint Replacement, Joint Preservation, Ligament Repair, Metatarsal Lengthening, Mini-External Fixation, Nail Surgery, Neuroma Surgery, Neuropathy Treatment, Non-Surgical Fracture Healing, Office Surgery, Outpatient Surgery, ORIF Fractures of Foot & Ankle, Physical Therapy (HVS, US, Galvanic, etc.), Repair of Collapsed Diabetic Foot, Repair of Midfoot and Rearfoot Conditions, Sclerosing Injections, Serial Casting, Shock Wave Therapy (ESTW), Skin Grafts, Sports Medicine Treatment, Subtalar Joint Implants (Arthroeresis), Strapping, Supartz Injections, Tendon Repair & Transfer, Triple Arthrodesis, Ulcer Care, Ultrasound, Verapamil Therapy, Walking Boots, Wound Care

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