Welcome to Peninsula Podiatry

Specializing in Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery

COVID-19 Update

We are still treating patients and making every effort to provide the highest quality care possible. We are offering telehealth appointments and in-person appointments (if deemed necessary and appropriate). Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all patients will first be triaged by phone to determine how we may best address the current problem. We are open by appointment 9 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday.

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A non-surgical, non-injection treatment for plantar fascists (heel pain) and tendonitis of the foot and ankle.

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Where Does It Hurt?

Hover the mouse, or use your finger on a touch screen, to tap the area that best corresponds to your foot pain, ankle pain or toe pain using the images below. Examples of common conditions that occur in that area of the foot will be listed… This information is meant to help educate our patients on all the possible reasons for foot pain, however this should not be used solely for diagnosing your foot condition. If your foot pain or ankle pain has lasted longer than a couple weeks, please Make An Appointment

Dorsal Foot, Dorsal Midfoot, Dorsal Digits, Dorsal Hallux - "Big Toe"
Plantar Big Toe, Plantar Digits, Plantar Arch, Plantar Heel
Medial Calf, Medial Ankle, Medial Heel, Medial Midfoot, Medial Forefoot
Lateral Calf, Lateral Ankle, Lateral Heel, Lateral Midfoot, Lateral Forefoot

Our Practice

For a foot and ankle specialist, look no further. Dr. Sarah Neitzel practices podiatry in Silverdale offering both medical and surgical services for all your foot and ankle needs. Being located in Silverdale allows this podiatry practice the convenience of state-of-the-art medical facilities within a close vicinity. Surgical procedures are offered at Ambulatory Surgical Centers, and in-office when appropriate, to decrease patient cost and provide optimal patient experiences. Podiatry treats all foot and ankle related conditions.

Peninsula Podiatry is an independent private practice located in Kitsap County, proudly serving the communities of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the Olympic Peninsula (Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Ludlow, and Port Townsend), Hurricane Ridge, and the communities of Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, Bremerton, Silverdale, Poulsbo, Bangor, Bainbridge, Tacoma, and Belfair.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a foot doctor–a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), who has specialized training to diagnose and treat abnormal conditions of the foot, ankle, and connecting parts of the lower leg. Some podiatrists are specially trained foot and ankle surgeons who perform procedures from bunion correction to tendon repairs.

Why should you see a podiatrist?

You should see a podiatrist for all foot and ankle conditions, injuries, or trauma, as a podiatrist has completed years of rigorous foot and ankle training in podiatric medical school and hospital-based residency training, making him or her uniquely qualified.

What does a podiatrist do?

Podiatrists treat common conditions of the foot and ankle including

  • Arthritis
  • Diabetic Foot Care and Wound Care
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
    • Sprains, Strains, and Fractures
  • Muscle and Tendon Problems
    • Heel Pain
    •  Tendinitis
  • Skin Disorders
    • Athlete’s Foot
    • Corns and Calluses
    • Ganglion Cysts
    • Warts
  • Toe Joint and Nerve Disorders
    • Bunions
    • Hammer Toes
    • Neuromas
  • Toenail Problems
    • Ingrown Toenails
    • Toenail Fungus

When should you see a podiatrist?

You should see a podiatrist when you have pain or an injury in any part of the foot or ankle and are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms for 1 or 2 days:

  • Severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Open sore or wound
  • Infection (redness, warmth, tenderness, or a fever)

If you are unable to walk or put weight on your foot, call your podiatrist immediately.

What is Dr. Neitzel’s background?

Dr. Neitzel is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM) with a podiatry practice, Peninsula Podiatry, in Kitsap County, Washington. She has been practicing podiatry for 7 years. She is board-qualified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, and board-qualified in Podiatric Medicine by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.

During her residency at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, she received extensive training in reconstructive forefoot and rearfoot surgery, sports medicine/athletic injuries, and limb salvage.

What conditions does Dr. Neitzel treat?

In Dr. Neitzel’s practice, she sees a lot of patients for heel pain (plantar fasciitis, heel spurs), nail conditions, foot pain, sports injuries (ankle fractures, shin splints), surgical consults, and second opinions. She also specializes in minimally invasive procedures for bunions, hammertoes, nerve decompression, tendonitis, reconstructive forefoot surgery and some rearfoot surgery. These minimally invasive procedures include incisions smaller than a tack, with very minor discomfort, minimal swelling, and return to walking in a specialized shoe almost immediately.

What is reconstructive forefoot surgery?

The forefoot is the part of the foot just under the toes (ball of the foot).  Forefoot problems are often caused by issues with how the foot interacts with the ground when walking.  Symptoms can be painful, causing deformities such as hallux rigidus (stiff big toe joint), bunions, pain in the ball of the foot and hammertoes. Reconstructive forefoot surgery can be performed as out-patient, same-day surgery.

What is reconstructive rearfoot surgery?

The rearfoot includes the back portion of the foot and ankle, including the heel. When patients don’t respond to conservative treatment for heel pain from plantar fasciitis or heel spurs, for example, reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery may be recommended to restore foot function and alleviate pain.

How is Peninsula Podiatry different from other podiatry practices in the area?

Peninsula Podiatry is an independent practice that offers several benefits to patients including:

  • Same-Day or Next-Day Appointments (please call first as Dr. Neitzel may be in surgery)
  • Short Wait Times
  • Personalized Care Plans for every patient
  • Cutting Edge Care and Technology
  • Minimally Invasive, Nearly Painless Surgery Options 
  • Same-Day Surgeries 

To learn more about us, check out our Why Choose Peninsula Podiatry page.

Is Dr. Neitzel accepting new patients?

Dr. Neitzel is currently accepting new patients and serves patients in Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Towsend, Port Ludlow, Poulsbo, Silverdale, Bremerton, Port Orchard, and Gig Harbor.

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