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Sports Medicine in Aventura

Podiatrist in Aventura

Our sports medicine in Aventura focuses on those injuries and conditions that are most closely associated with participating in athletics, either on a professional basis, as an amateur, or even if you do it occasionally just for the fun of it. Here at the office of Merrick L. Horn, it is a priority for us to have you back at your top level of performance quickly and to help you to avoid recurrences.

Not all sports take a toll on your arms, chest, or back, but you would be hard pressed to come up with many that aren’t stressful on your feet. Team sports, individual sports, and even fitness rituals like regular running or hiking are all included in our assessment. Even golf, which is not typically thought of as a sport that requires a lot of endurance or impact, does usually entail a lot of walking, not to mention that driving the ball requires planting your feet properly. Our sports medicine in Aventura covers all of the problems that are the result of playing, but the ones that are most common are those of the heel and the ankle. For example, ankle sprains are something we see all the time. And your heel takes the brunt of running and jumping more so than other parts of your feet do. The result can be plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, achilles tendonitis, or even a torn achilles tendon, which of the noted injuries is the most serious and will generally require the longest time for healing and recovery. Thanks to our sports medicine in Aventura, you will be in the hands of a skilled and experienced specialist. So whether your treatment requires orthotics, a cast, medication, physical therapy, or surgery, you can rely on attentive and expert care.

Set up an appointment to come in. Call us today.

909 North Miami Beach Blvd., Suite 401
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
(305) 949-4189

Wynwood ankle surgery

Aventura Foot Doctor

Podiatrist in Aventura

Are you or a loved one in need of foot care and searching for the right Aventura foot doctor for your family? Look no further than the practice of Merrick L. Horn; our staff of kind and highly skilled professionals will go the extra mile to help you receive treatment and relief on your road towards recovery!

At the practice of Merrick L. Horn, our priority is to offer the highest quality care to our fellow members of the Aventura community, all in an environment that is comfortable, welcoming, and conveniently located. We believe in matching our patients with only the most experienced doctors who can offer the diagnoses and treatments that patients need to move past their present conditions and on with their lives. We also place a huge emphasis on educating patients about how to better protect their health and wellbeing once they leave the office; after all, preventative treatment is a whole lot more comfortable than its restorative counterpart! We’re happy to offer a wide breadth of treatments that offer relief for many podiatric issues including issues involving the Achilles tendon, ankle instability, ankle sprains, arthritic foot & ankle care, athletes foot, bunions, calluses, corns, crush injuries, diabetic foot issues, ingrown toenails, injuries neuromas, plantar fasciitis, warts, heel spurs, hammertoes, geriatric foot care, fungus toenails, and flat feet. In other words, if you’re having a painful foot or ankle problem and in need of an Aventura foot doctor who is equipped to help you on every step of your recovery, you’ve come to the right place! Call our office today to ensure that you receive the examination you need to begin your treatment; your feet will thank you!

So don’t hesitate, call us at the practice of Merrick L. Horn today to connect with an Aventura foot doctor today!

909 North Miami Beach Blvd., Suite 401
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
(305) 949-4189

Miami Heel Pain Doctor

Aventura Flat Feet

Podiatrist in Aventura

Aventura flat feet

Aventura flat feet

At the offices of Merrick L. Horn, we diagnose and treat Aventura flat feet in children that need foot care. Our podiatrist handles all aspects of heel pain, and flat feet can be found in both infants and toddlers when the foot’s arch does not grow properly. Children may suffer from foot pain, ankle pain or pain in the lower leg.

We may prescribe custom made shoe inserts for Aventura flat feet. Shoe inserts are a non-prescription foot support designed to be worn inside the shoe. They may be custom made and can also be found in store. But the prescription made custom shoe inserts are only designed by a doctor and crafted for each individual foot, called a custom orthotic device. Shoe inserts help ease flat feet and can support the foot arches but cannot correct some problems. Arch supports can help those with high arches, people with flat feet, and those with low arches. They bump up the shoe and support the foot’s natural arch and are very comfortable. We also provide patients with insoles, heel liners and foot cushions.

Insoles go inside the shoe and provide extra support. Made of foam, gel or plastic, insoles can really help support the foot and keep the extremely comfortable. Heel liners provide extra cushion as well, and help patients who have problems when their feet rub up on their shoes. If you or your child suffer from Aventura flat feet, call our offices today to schedule an appointment today. We can diagnose your child’s flat feet before getting them into either an orthotic shoe or a customized treatment plan to help them get their feet feeling good and back to normal. You can even try on your custom made shoes to see how they feel on your feet before going home with them.

909 North Miami Beach Blvd., Suite 401
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
(305) 949-4189

Podiatrists serving Aventura

Podiatrists serving Aventura

Bunion treatments in Aventura, North Miami Beach, Bal Harbour, downtown Miami and the surrounding areas in Miami Dade, and Broward Counties.

It seems unbelievable that so much discomfort can be caused by such a small problem as a bunion, but if you have one then you certainly would never doubt the truth of it. What is a bunion exactly? It’s a bony protrusion at the base of your big toe, at the point where the joint attaches to the foot. Fortunately, with solid, safe, and effective bunion treatments, our Miami podiatrists, Dr. Merrick L. Horn and Dr. Jean-Jacques Kassis can provide you with much needed relief as well as the guidance and advice that will help you to avoid future problems with bunions.

 Podiatrists serving Aventura

Podiatrists serving Aventura

The primary reason that bunions occur is that there is too much pressure placed on the big toe joint. There are several causes for this, but most commonly it is due to the way you walk, the type of shoes you wear, or simply having flat feet. Women are more prone to getting bunions. This is because women frequently wear high-heeled shoes and footwear that is too tight around the toes. The effects of bunions can make it very difficult to go about your normal routine. Walking can be challenging or even painful. And if you can’t walk properly, it has the tendency to negatively impact your whole life. There’s no reason to give up, though. Just call us and schedule an examination by our Aventura, North Miami Beach, Bal Harbour, downtown Miami, Miami Dade, and Broward Counties podiatrists. If a diagnosis of bunions is confirmed, a treatment strategy will be developed to address the situation.

Which direction your treatment goes will depend on how severe the problem is for you. If you are only having minor difficulties, simple lifestyle adjustments may be sufficient to handle it. For example, wearing shoes that are more comfortable is an excellent idea (even if you don’t have bunions at all). Bunion pads or arch supports may be recommended. These act to redistribute the weight on your foot and thus your bunion problem. A last resort option is surgery, which is reserved for when less extreme measures have proven to not work or to be insufficient. You can depend on our Miami podiatrists, D r. Merrick L. Horn and Dr. Jean-Jacques Kassis, to evaluate your unique circumstances and to recommend the most efficient and least complicated method for treating your bunions.

Adventura Bunion Doctors
909 North Miami Beach Blvd
Suite 401
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
(305) 949-4189