We’re more than a practice;
We’re family.
Our focus is on treating you
like one of our own,
offering specialized care for
all your foot and ankle needs.


We are your Tampa foot and ankle specialists. Providing treatment for various conditions, including Plantar Fasciitis, Bursitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Pediatric Foot and Ankle conditions, stress fractures, foot and ankle pain, and much more. Our Podiatrists specialize in sports medicine and offer advanced technology, including Shock Wave Therapy, Custom Orthotics and Braces, Diagnostic Ultrasounds, MLS Laser Therapy, and Swift Wart Treatment to get you back on your feet quickly, only recommending surgery as a last resort. From heel pain to Diabetic Foot Treatment, our caring team has the solution.

Experience exceptional care with our personalized service: direct phone access, flexible scheduling, little to no wait times, and tailored treatment plans. Choose us for a truly patient-centered approach.

Call Today  (813) 877-6636  or click here to request an appointment


 Heel Pain Treatment

Sports Medicine

MLS Laser Therapy

Foot and Ankle Pain

Custom Orthotics

Swift Wart Treatment

Foot and Ankle Fractures

Diabetic Foot Treatment

Pediatric Foot & Ankle Treatment

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

Keryflex™ Nail Restoration System

Bunion Treatment


Heel Pain

Sports Medicine

Diabetic Foot Care

Custom Orthotics

Achilles Tendon

Shockwave Therapy



Dr. James E. Repko


Our podiatrists, Dr. James E. Repko, and Dr. Saleena R. Niehaus specialize in sports medicine, heel pain, ingrown toenails, and more. We are a full-service office that can handle anything from fungal nails to foot surgery.

Dr. Saleena R. Niehaus

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🌟 Understanding Sever’s Disease: Helping Your Child Stay Active!🌟
Sever’s disease, or calcaneal apophysitis, is a common cause of heel pain in growing kids, especially those active in sports. While it sounds serious, it’s manageable with the right care! Here’s a quick guide:
🔍 What is Sever’s Disease?
It’s inflammation of the heel’s growth plate.
🩹 Symptoms:
- Heel Pain & Tenderness
- Swelling & Redness
- Limping or Toe-Walking
- Pain with Activity
⚡ Causes:
- Growth Spurts
- Physical Activity
- Improper Footwear
- Biomechanical Issues
👟 Prevention Tips:
- Invest in Proper Footwear
- Encourage Regular Stretching
- Gradually Increase Activity Levels
- Allow Rest Between Sports
If your child has persistent heel pain, give us a call to schedule their consultation. Proper care means they’ll be back to their favorite activities in no time! 😊
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🌊🌞 JUNE NEWSLETTER 🌞🌊This time of year, it’s essential to keep your feet healthy and happy.
In this edition, we’ll cover some tips for foot care during the warmer months, highlight some common summer foot problems, and share exciting updates from our podiatry office.
🌟 As parents, our top priority is our children's health and happiness. When they complain of leg or foot pain, it can be worrying. One common cause of discomfort in kids is growing pains, especially in the evening or at night. 🌙
🔍 What are Growing Pains?Growing pains are musculoskeletal discomfort, typically between ages 3-12, manifesting as a dull ache in the legs, calves, thighs, or behind the knees. Contrary to common belief, growing pains indicate instability or weakness in the lower extremity and should be evaluated by a professional.
💡 How to Identify Growing Pains:
- Occur in muscles, not joints
- Pain in leg muscles after physical activity
- Pain in arches or sides of the ankle, making walking difficult
- Often occur in the evening or night, sometimes waking children from sleep
📞 When to Seek Medical Attention:
- Persistent or severe pain
- Swelling, redness, or warmth in the affected area
- Difficulty walking
- Pain persisting into adolescence or adulthood
If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, don’t hesitate to call us and schedule a consultation! Let’s ensure our little ones grow up strong and pain-free. 💖👣#Podiatry #GrowingPains #ChildHealth #HappyFeet #HealthyKids #FootDoctor #PediatricCare #Foot #FootPain #HeelPain #SeversDisease #Tampa #Podiatrist
🚴‍♂️🌍 Happy World Bicycle Day! 🌍🚴‍♀️
Did you know that choosing the right cycling shoes can make a world of difference for your ride? 🚲👟
Here’s why investing in proper cycling shoes is essential for every cyclist:
1. Enhanced Performance: Proper cycling shoes improve power transfer from your legs to the pedals, giving you a more efficient and powerful ride. 🦵💥
2. Increased Comfort: Designed to support your feet during long rides, cycling shoes reduce discomfort and fatigue, helping you go the extra mile. 😊🚴‍♂️
3. Better Foot Health: They provide stability and support, preventing common foot problems like plantar fasciitis and metatarsalgia. 👣💪
4. Improved Safety: Stiff soles and secure fastening systems keep your feet in place, reducing the risk of slips and injuries. 🦶🔒
5. Optimal Biomechanics: Customizable options like cleat positioning and arch support ensure proper alignment and reduce strain on your joints. ⚙️🔧
Remember, the right fit is crucial! Visit us at Bayshore Podiatry for professional and personalized recommendations. Your feet will thank you! 🙏👟
Celebrate World Bicycle Day by pedaling towards better foot health! 🌟🚲 #WorldBicycleDay #CyclingShoes #Podiatry #FootHealth #HappyFeet #CyclingLife #FootPain #HeelPain #Tampa #Bayshore
Got questions about your cycling shoes or foot health? Drop us a message or schedule an appointment today! 📅👣✨
🏃‍♂️ Struggling with Achilles tendinitis? There’s hope beyond traditional treatments! Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) – a non-invasive solution that targets pain at its source.
🔹 What is Achilles Tendinitis?
Achilles tendinitis happens when the tendon connecting your calf muscles to your heel bone becomes inflamed due to overuse. Symptoms include sharp heel pain, stiffness, and discomfort that worsens with activity.
🔹 Traditional Treatments vs. ESWT
While rest, ice, and physical therapy help some, others need more. Enter ESWT – a cutting-edge therapy using high-energy soundwaves to stimulate healing, improve blood flow, and reduce inflammation.
🔹 How ESWT Works:
During ESWT, soundwaves penetrate deep into the Achilles tendon, boosting blood flow and collagen production, leading to pain relief and tissue repair.
🔹 Benefits of ESWT:
- Non-invasive: No incisions or anesthesia.
- Effective: Proven significant pain relief.
- Quick Recovery: Resume activities shortly after.
- Long-lasting Relief: Targets underlying causes.
🔹 Is ESWT Right for You?
Consult with our expert podiatrists to see if ESWT suits your needs. Note: Consistent stretching and strengthening exercises are key to maximize benefits.
💬 Ready to step pain-free? Contact us today to learn more about ESWT and schedule your consultation!
#Podiatry #AchillesTendinitis #FootPain #ESWT #ShockwaveTherapy #NonInvasive #PainRelief #HealthyFeet #ActiveLifestyle #Podiatrist #SportsInjury #Recovery #Wellness
For more info and to book your appointment, visit our website, bayshorepodiatry.com.
👣 As parents, we know you're constantly vigilant about your child's health and well-being, especially when it comes to their physical development. Understanding pediatric flatfeet is crucial for ensuring your child's foot health. 🦶
Pediatric flatfeet, or fallen arches, occur when the arches of the feet appear flattened. This condition is common and often normal in children under 6 years old. Some kids however may experience symptoms as they begin walking or running, and early interaction is key.
Here’s what you need to know:
🔹 Causes: Genetics, loose ligaments, and muscle weakness.
🔹 Impacts: Pain during activity, difficulty in sports, tripping or stumbling when walking, walking on the toes, and other changes in gait.
🔹 Treatments: Supportive footwear, orthotics, physical therapy, and regular check-ups.
If your child is experiencing discomfort or difficulty walking, consult with our podiatry team for personalized care. We're here to help your little ones stay active and healthy! 🌟
#PediatricCare #Flatfeet #HealthyFeet #Podiatry #ChildHealth #FootCare #Podiatrist #FootDoctor #Tampa #FootPain #HeelPain
Happy Memorial Day!Today and everyday, we remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Never forget, forever honor. 🙏🏻 🇺🇸#MemorialDay #MemorialDayWeekend #Tampa
We’re more than a practice; we’re family. 👣💙 Our focus is on treating you like one of our own, offering specialized care for all your foot and ankle needs. Whether it's a routine check-up or specialized treatment, we’re here to support you every step of the way.
🌟 #PodiatryFamily #FootCare #AnkleHealth #Podiatrist #HealthyFeet #CommunityCare #Tampa #FootDoctor #HeelPain #Disney
🌼 MAY NEWSLETTER 🌼🌱 Say Goodbye to Plantar Warts with Swift Microwave Therapy! 🌱Swift Microwave Therapy is a cutting-edge treatment used primarily for common foot conditions such as plantar warts.It delivers precisely controlled microwave energy to targeted areas, effectively eliminating the affected tissue without causing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.This therapy is advantageous because it’s quick, minimally invasive, and often requires fewer treatment sessions compared to traditional methods like freezing or surgery.Additionally, Swift Microwave Therapy typically results in minimal discomfort and downtime for patients, making it a preferred option for those seeking efficient and effective relief from foot ailments!🌸 Call us at (813) 877-6636 to book a consultation! 🌸#tampa #southtampa #podiatry #podiatrist #foot #feet #foothealth #health #medicine #warts #plantarwarts #medical #swift
🦶🔍 May is Arthritis Awareness Month! Let's focus on a lesser-known hero of our mobility: the BIG TOE! Did you know that big toe arthritis (also known as hallux rigidus) is one of the most common forms of arthritis in the foot? 🤔 It can cause pain, stiffness, and limited motion, affecting your ability to walk and run.Swipe to see one of Dr. Niehaus’ favorite treatments for this condition. ➡️
👣 At Bayshore Podiatry, we're here to shed light on this condition, and provide you with the support and treatment you need for happy, healthy feet! From conservative therapies to advanced surgical options, we've got you covered. Don't let big toe arthritis slow you down - take charge of your foot health today! 💪#ArthritisAwareness #BigToeArthritis #FootDoctor #FootPain #Podiatry #Tampa #FootPain #PodiatryCare #HealthyFeetHappyLife 🦶💙
April is Foot Health Awareness Month 🗣️🦶🏻Are you experiencing pain in your #heel or along the back of your leg? It might be Achilles tendinitis, a common condition that affects both athletes and non-athletes alike!Achilles tendinitis is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon, the band of tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to your heel bone.Symptoms to Watch For:
- Tenderness or pain at the back of the heel
- Swelling in the Achilles tendon
- Stiffness that generally improves with activityPrevention Tips:
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Choose the right footwear
- Avoid sudden increases in training intensityTreatment Options:
- Rest and ice to reduce inflammation
- Custom orthotics for better foot support
- Physical therapy exercises to strengthen the tendon
- Extracorporeal shockwave therapy
- PRP injections
- SurgeryIf you're struggling with heel pain, our experts at Bayshore Podiatry Center are here to help. Contact us to schedule an appointment and get back on your feet pain-free!Remember, healthy feet lead to happy strides! 👟✨#podiatrist #podiatristsofinstagram #footdoctor #heelpain #achilles #achillestendon #shockwave #running #runninginjury #foothealthawareness

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Anthony Thalman
Anthony Thalman
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I had to see Dr Repko for plantar fasciitis and he was patient and explained everything to me. Short and long term care. Knowledgeable and thoughtful.
Tonya Clark
Tonya Clark
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Dr. Niehaus did a great job making us feel comfortable at our first visit and walking us thru the process we would take to heal. Dr. Repko did our follow ups and he was also amazing. The office staff is courteous and caring. I'm so glad that we were referred to this office!
Allen Leavell
Allen Leavell
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Since Dr. Repko has taken over the business here, I have been certainly pleased with the service and care I have received here. It is definitely an upgrade welcomed. The staff is friendly, kind and go out of their way to see you are comfortable and well serviced. Good job team Repko..
Judy Wichterman
Judy Wichterman
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Doctors Niehaus and Repko provide excellent care and a very thorough exam and discussion of treatment options. At the point surgery became my choice for treatment for a bunion on the right foot and hammer toe, with the second toe sitting on my big toe, Dr. Repko patiently and candidly explained the surgical procedure, giving a very realistic view of what I could expect. There were different procedures, and based on my condition and lifestyle, I feel he 'customized' the treatment to fit my needs. After surgery 5/27/2021, I am running 12 miles a week with no issues and was able to resume a regular exercise program within a few months of the surgery. After seeking other opinions, and being a senior citizen, I feel extremely fortunate to have landed in the very capable, caring and professional care of Dr. Repko and staff. Everyone seems genuinely concerned for your care in this office. I highly recommend this group.
Military Psychologist
Military Psychologist
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The staff and physicians at Bayshore Podiatry are caring, knowledgeable and patient. As a health care provider myself my expectations when I receive medical care is extremely high; the staff at Bayshore Podiatry has always far surpassed those expectations. As a military service member I also appreciate Bayshore Podiatry‘s use of state of the art equipment and evidence-based medicine to quickly assess and address complex medical conditions. I’ve referred family, friends and patients to this incredible practice.
John Walgreen
John Walgreen
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Bayshore was efficient and professional during my visits.
Donna Oleson
Donna Oleson
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The staff at Bayshore Podiatry are friendly and very helpful. Dr. Repko is kind, caring, and knowledgeable; he takes time to understand your concerns and develop a treatment plan.
Jay Shipherd
Jay Shipherd
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Always a very positive visit to Bayshore Podiatry. The staff is always so pleasant and polite. Dr, Saleena is one of the best doctors I've ever been under the care of. Jay Shipherd
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