Custom Orthotics


Orthotics are like eyeglasses for the feet. They're made to correct the specific bio mechanics of the way you walk. They need to be firm and are here for support, not for cushioning.

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Welcome to Our Practice

"Striving for Excellence in Healthcare One Foot at a Time!"

 As Podiatric Surgeons we treat a wide variety of common podiatric maladies, such as structural conditions including bunionshammertoesflat feetheel painneuromas , nail fungus, bone spurs, nerve reconstruction, Foot Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, diabetic foot issues and arthritis. We also specialize in treating trauma-induced injuries such as ligament tears, achilles tendonitis, ankle sprains, fractures of the foot and ankle and injuries associated with professional and recreational sports. Another area of expertise is treatment of congenital conditions in children. As foot & ankle surgeons, these are only a few of the many lower extremity maladies that we treat. As foot specialists we have helped over 70,000 patients and performed over 10,000 surgeries. Visit our reviews to see why our patients say we are the best podiatrist (foot doctor) in Central Florida! 

Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center, LLC is proud to announce that we have introduced regenerative medicine into our practice. Please take your time to acquaint yourself with the scope of our practice.



Dr. Wellens won 1st place in the Best of Central Florida contest by the Ledger. We are very honored and thankful for this award. Thank you for voting us the Best Podiatrist in Central Florida. 

Dr. Wellens wanted to especially thank the Lakeland Ledger for adding the podiatry category last minute and a special thanks to Bruce for doing that for us.

Most of all a special thanks to all our patients throughout Florida and beyond. We wouldn't be here without you trusting us with your care. We also want to give a special thanks to our fellow doctors that also trust us when caring for your patients. 

This has been an exciting year for us at Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center and we are thrilled to be the only ones in Central Florida to perform several new noninvasive procedures.

We have so many great doctors and businesses in Polk County and we are honored for the opportunity from the Lakeland Ledger to showcase all of us together in one room. 

Thank you very much.

We offer the latest technology in diagnostic studies and our office is the only one in Polk County to offer PSSD testing for peripheral nerve problems. Once you have familiarized yourself with our practice please visit our offices page. We offer 3 convenient locations in Winter Haven, Lakeland, Davenport, FL and serve patients from all over the world including but not limited to Tampa, FL, Orlando, FL and all of Central FL. 

3 My Podiatrist! Thank you for being our patients. Please Rate us on your favorite sites.

More specific information, questions, comments, or other interaction can be obtained by e-mailing us at [email protected] , or by visiting one of our offices. We will be happy to be of any assistance.


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  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)

    What Is PTTD?The posterior tibial tendon serves as one of the major supporting structures of the foot, helping it to function while walking. Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is a condition caused by changes in the tendon, impairing its ability to support the arch. This results in flattening ...

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  • Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

    Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst. Because there are several potential ...

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  • Flexible Flatfoot

    What Is Flatfoot? Flatfoot is often a complex disorder, with diverse symptoms and varying degrees of deformity and disability. There are several types of flatfoot, all of which have one characteristic in common: partial or total collapse (loss) of the arch.   Other characteristics shared by most ...

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  • Ganglion Cyst

    What Is a Ganglion Cyst? A ganglion cyst is a sac filled with a jellylike fluid that originates from a tendon sheath or joint capsule. The word “ganglion” means “knot” and is used to describe the knot-like mass or lump that forms below the surface of the skin.   Ganglion cysts are among ...

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  • Webbed Toes

    Webbed toes (also known as syndactyly) is a rare condition seen in approximately one in 2,000 births. Those with this condition have two or more toes that are partially or fully joined by a flexible skin bridge.  Syndactyly most commonly affects the second and third toes, but it can occur between ...

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  • Weak Ankles

    Weak ankles may be a result of previous ankle injuries, but in some cases they are a congenital (at birth) condition. The ankles are sore, and “give way” easily while standing, walking, or doing other activities. When an ankle is injured, it may take a few weeks to many months to fully heal. Often, ...

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  • Varicose Veins

    Varicose veins are usually due to improperly functioning valves within the veins. The veins typically appear prominent or look "raised."  The condition can cause swelling of the legs, ankles, and feet. The skin may become discolored due to leakage of blood into the surrounding tissues, and ulcers may ...

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  • Turf Toe

    What is Turf Toe? Turf toe is a sprain of the big toe joint resulting from injury during sports activities. The injury usually results from excessive upward bending of the big toe joint. The condition can be caused from either jamming the toe, or repetitive injury when pushing off repeatedly when running ...

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  • Toe Walking

    Toe walking, a condition in which a person walks on the toes or ball of the foot, is most often seen in young children learning to walk. A child who does not outgrow toe walking in early childhood should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon. Toe walking may be idiopathic (habitual) or it can be caused ...

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  • Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)

    The structure of the foot is complex, consisting of bones, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Of the 26 bones in the foot, 19 are toe bones (phalanges) and metatarsal bones (the long bones in the midfoot). Fractures of the toe and metatarsal bones are common and require evaluation by a specialist. ...

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Davenport Office


8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday:

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10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Lakeland Podiatry Office

Monday, Thursday:

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Tuesday, Wednesday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm


8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Winter Haven Office

Monday - Thursday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm


8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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We are now open starting Friday, September 30th following the Hurricane.