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Miami Beach shockwave therapy

Miami Beach Shockwave Therapy

It is widely accepted that when your feet hurt, your whole body hurts. There are few professionals who understand the complexities of the feet and ankles as well as Dr. Merrick L. Horn. With over 4 decades as a leading podiatrist, Dr. Horn is a skilled specialist who can provide effective treatments for foot and ankle conditions. In addition to his medical knowledge and anatomical fluency, this board certified podiatrist is also an athlete with a subspecialty in sports injuries related to the lower leg, ankle and foot. He uses his knowledge of being a former athlete in serving his patients in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries. He also served as a personal trainer specializing in lower extremity rehabilitation. As a specialist in comprehensive lower leg, ankle, foot, and toenail problems, Dr. Horn utilizes the latest technology available to serve the needs of his patients such as Miami Beach shockwave therapy.

Dr. Horn is proud to provide regenerative therapy for many inflammatory conditions of the feet. One of his non-surgical treatments is Miami Beach shockwave therapy, or extracorporeal shock wave therapy. Shock wave therapy is a noninvasive method that uses pressure waves to treat various musculoskeletal conditions. High-energy acoustic waves (shock waves) deliver a mechanical force to the body’s tissues. Dr. Horn uses shockwave therapy to treat degenerated tendons (Achilles tendonitis) and heel pain (plantar fasciitis). Complications are infrequent with shockwave therapy. People who have poor sensation (neuropathy) or hypersensitivity in the target area should not have this procedure. Open sores should also be avoided. Shockwave therapy is not used in patients with heart conditions or seizures. It should not be used during pregnancy. This should be discussed with your physician before undergoing the procedure.

The procedure is simple. Dr. Horn places gel to the affected area to help conduct the waves and then uses a noninvasive probe on the skin. An electrical charge creates an energy wave that is focused on the area of concern. The shockwaves create a force on the tissues that may induce healing. Miami Beach shockwave therapy is an outpatient procedure. High- or low-energy waves may be used. High-energy waves may cause pain and require a local or regional anesthetic. Low-energy shock wave therapy often is performed without anesthesia. Therapy is more successful with active patient participation where the patient tells the therapist whether or not the probe is at the area of pain. One or more treatment sessions may be needed to address the condition. If you suffer from foot pain and are looking for a cutting-edge approach to getting better, give Dr. Horn a call today.

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

Miami Beach Stem Cell

There are few professionals who understand the complexities of the feet and ankles as well as Dr. Merrick L. Horn. With over 40 years as a leading podiatrist, Dr. Horn is a skilled specialist who can provide effective treatments for foot and ankle conditions. In addition to his medical knowledge and anatomical fluency, this board certified podiatrist is also an athlete with a subspecialty in sports injuries related to the lower leg, ankle and foot. He uses his knowledge of being a former athlete in serving his patients in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries. He also served as a personal trainer specializing in lower extremity rehabilitation. As a specialist in comprehensive lower leg, ankle, foot, and toenail problems, Dr. Horn utilizes the latest technology available to serve the needs of his patients, including Miami Beach stem cell therapy.

Regenerative medicine is a cutting-edge field of medical treatment that uses the human body’s own natural healing ability in exciting new ways. By harnessing and concentrating the power of an incredibly versatile type of cell called an adult stem cell, scientists and doctors have developed promising treatments for many types of injuries and illnesses involving lost, damaged, or aging cells. The use of stem cells injections are part of the innovative treatments Dr. Horn offers his patients. A basic Miami Beach stem cell procedure lasts about 45 minutes or less. Dr. Horn will retrieve bone marrow percutaneously from the iliac crest of your hip. The aspirated bone marrow will then be concentrated into a smaller volume, devoid of plasma and red blood cells. Finally, he will deliver your concentrated stem cells back to the target site for regeneration. After a joint injection, you can typically go back to work immediately. It is advised to avoid load-bearing activities for at least 2 weeks. In any stem cell procedure, anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) should be withheld for 72 hours pre-procedure and one week post-procedure.

Dr. Horn’s mission is to work together with you to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence and to provide the latest in podiatric advances, such as Miami Beach stem cell therapy. To achieve this goal, he is committed to listen to those he is privileged to serve, earn the trust and respect of his patients, meet and exceed his patients’ expectations, and ensure a compassionate, professional environment. To learn if stem cell therapy is right for you, or to learn about Dr. Horn’s comprehensive menu of podiatric services, give him a call today.

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

Foot doctor in Miami Beach

Miami Beach Podiatry Office

Do you suffer from bunions and need to see a foot doctor in Miami Beach? Give the office of Dr. Merrick Horn a call, where you can receive the finest podiatric care in a respectful, kind, and family-friendly environment that’s been operating in North Miami Beach since 1993! 

Our team of dedicated and seasoned staff members takes pride in offering the best possible foot care to our fellow members of the Miami Beach community by combining state-of-the-art technology with advanced training in the most cutting edge podiatric techniques in our field. Our foot doctor in Miami Beach uses the least invasive methods possible to bring you relief from your ailments. We offer a wide variety of services including in-office surgical procedures, in-office digital x-rays, pediatric foot care, lower extremity vascular evaluations, diabetic foot care, routine foot care services, non-surgical treatment of athletic injuries, diabetic shoes, foot surgery, diabetic wound care, geriatric foot care and sports medicine. These treatments can bring relief to patients suffering from bunions, burning/neuropathic pain, corns and calluses, flat feet/arch pain, fungal/thick nails, hammertoes, heel spurs and heel pain, infections and ulcerations, ingrown toenails, neuromas, pediatric foot disorders, plantar warts, sports injuries, sprains/fractures, tendon and joint pain, and trauma and athletic injuries. Wondering what kind of foot care our office can offer you in terms of treating your pesky bunions? Bunions are a progressive problem during which the metatarsal bone spreads outward and the big toe moves inward, causing a deformation.

For all of your podiatry needs, we encourage you to call our foot doctor in Miami Beach, Dr. Horn, today!

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

Podiatrist in North Miami Beach

Miami Beach Sports Medicine

Treating sports injuries in Miami Beach

For more than 40 years the name Horn has been synonymous with Podiatric medicine in the South Florida area.  He is known for performing new minimally invasive procedures and utilizing the most advanced technology to provide patients with the best possible outcome.  Our primary goal is to help you recover from your sports injury as fast and as efficiently as possible. Our dedicated team uses state of the art technology to treat your condition.  Regardless of your athletic ability, injuries during sports endeavors are commonplace. Whether you are an amateur sports enthusiast or an experienced professional, your body is prone to the same kind of injuries. We utilize the very best in Miami Beach sports medicine with care and precision. 

Dr. Horn is a practicing podiatrist with a subspecialty in sports injuries related to the lower leg, ankle and foot. He uses his knowledge of being a former athlete in serving his patients in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injures. Dr. Horn was an accomplished NCAA gymnast, and was a member of the gold medal winning 1981 USA Gymnastic team competing in the World Maccabiah Games. He also served as a personal trainer specializing in lower extremity rehabilitation. Dr. Horn provides his expertise to not only professional, collegiate, and high school athletes, but to athletes of all levels. As a specialist in comprehensive lower leg, ankle, foot, and toenail problems Dr. Horn utilizes the latest technology available to serve the needs of his patients.

For all of your Miami Beach sports medicine needs, Dr. Horn is your best option for state of the art technology and skilled practitioners. We are committed to getting you healthy and enjoying an active lifestyle as expediently as possible. Our unique services and broad scope of modalities make us the number one choice for any orthopedic traumas or sports injuries.

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