Your feet, ankles, and lower legs are intricate structures composed of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and more — all working in tandem like a well-oiled machine to keep you moving smoothly. At Zimmermann Podiatry, our team of specialists, led by knowledgeable podiatrists Erik Zimmermann, DPM, and Jason Hancock, DPM, delivers comprehensive podiatry care to ensure your feet stay healthy, recover from injuries, and manage chronic foot issues effectively.

Located in Leesburg, Florida, our office boasts a fun and friendly atmosphere that patients adore. Whether you’re seeking treatment for an injury or managing ongoing foot problems, our team is here to help. Book an appointment today by phone or through our convenient online scheduling platform for expert podiatry care that puts your health and well-being first.

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What is podiatry?

Podiatry is a medical specialty focusing on the lower extremities. In the state of Florida, podiatrists evaluate, diagnose, and treat the lower leg (below the knee), ankles, and feet.

The Zimmermann Podiatry team is highly skilled in all of these areas, and their goal is to help you feel better quickly so you can live the lifestyle you want.

What conditions does podiatry cover?

Podiatry is a wide-ranging specialty. Podiatrists provide preventive care and also treat sports injuries, chronic conditions, foot deformities, and every other problem that affects the lower leg, ankle, or foot. Some of the Zimmermann Podiatry team’s specialties are:


Bunions — bony bumps at the base of the big toe — cause stiffness, pain, and even difficulty walking if untreated. Bunions and hammertoes — permanent contractures in a smaller toe — frequently happen together.

Peripheral neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is nerve damage that often affects people with diabetes. Together with circulatory issues, neuropathy is often a factor in nonhealing wounds.

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis causes sharp heel and arch pain. Repetitive stress on the plantar fascia, the ligament spanning the bottom of the foot, is the main cause of this condition.


Plantar warts are tiny, hard warts, often occurring in clusters, that appear on the bottom of the feet. They’re caused by a virus that enters the skin through tiny cracks.

Ingrown nails

Ingrown nails usually occur in the big toes. They develop when one corner of the nail grows into the skin, and they can be very painful and possibly lead to an infection if they’re not treated.

Toenail fungus

Toenail fungus is a fungal infection that causes unhealthy changes in the affected nail. A fungal nail usually looks discolored, has an abnormal texture, and may start to crumble or break off.

What does podiatry care include?

Podiatry care focuses on healing. The Zimmermann Podiatry team understands that you want to get back to ideal health fast, and without invasive treatments. They use the most advanced conservative treatments to get you where you need to be, with wide-ranging options such as:

  • Custom orthotics
  • Wound healing
  • Oral medication
  • Topical treatments
  • Padding, strapping, or taping
  • Prescribed exercises
  • Physical therapy
  • Nail laser

Surgery is available as a last resort — but most patients don’t need surgery to get back to good health.

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