If you have foot pain in Miami you need the services of a podiatrist like Merrick L. Horn, DPM or Jean-Jacques Kassis, DPM specialists in the medical treatment of pain, injury and ailments of the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. Podiatrists specialize in many fields including sports medicine, surgery, pediatrics, wound care and diabetic care of the feet and ankles. Since the feet and ankles are one of the most complex structures in the body with 26 bones and 33 joints interlocking with more than 100 muscles, ligaments and tendons designed to support and balance the weight of the whole body and provide locomotion it deserves the care of a medical professional who has been specifically trained and has years of experience – a podiatrist.
Foot pain in Miami can be caused by many different things and effect the heel, ankle, instep or the area around the toes. Pain in the foot or ankle is generally caused by improper shoes, injury or an abnormality that arises later in life around the toes such as a bunion or hammertoe. Heel pain, Achilles tendinitis, sprains, strains, fractures, corns are all conditions that cause pain in the foot and are treated by our podiatric surgeons in our state-of-the-art office. Our doctors diagnose and treat injuries affecting the feet and ankles, recommend proper athletic footwear, prescribe custom orthotics, and evaluate biomechanics. Perhaps most Important among these functions is the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and medical conditions of the lower extremities. Our doctors have many different treatments depending on the condition and are skilled surgeons trained to work with the complex anatomy of the feet and ankles as well as use the latest medical and imaging technology to repair the patient’s ailment.
The heel is the most common area that experiences foot pain in Miami most of it caused by poor biomechanics, the way you walk, that places too much stress on the heel and the surrounding tissue. Heel spurs, bone, plantar fasciitis, excessive pronation and Achilles tendinitis are some of the more common conditions that can cause heel pain that our doctors successfully treat. Don’t let foot pain stop you come into our office for an evaluation.