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North Miami Beach children's foot care

North Miami Beach Children’s Foot Care

Common pediatric foot conditions in North Miami Beach

Dr. Merrick L. Horn understands how important it is for youngsters to maintain good foot health as they grow. He has been a leading pediatric podiatrist offering North Miami Beach children’s foot care for over 40 years and is a skilled specialist. 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. Dr. Horn was an accomplished NCAA gymnast, and was a member of the gold medal winning 1981 USA Gymnastic team. He also served as a personal trainer specializing in lower extremity rehabilitation. As a specialist in comprehensive lower leg, ankle, foot, and hammertoes, Dr. Horn utilizes the latest technology available to serve the needs of his patients, young and old.

Children can develop many of the same foot conditions as adults. And if your child is in pain, you want North Miami Beach children’s foot care you can trust to take care of him/her with sensitivity and skill. Foot problems in your child may appear at birth, shortly thereafter, or once your child is walking. Walking abnormally is often the first sign that something is wrong with your child’s foot or their feet. Adolescents and teenage children may develop foot or ankle problems and these should not be ignored. It is important to watch for any foot deformities or limping in your adolescent or teenage child, and see our podiatrists who are experts in pediatric podiatry if you notice any foot issues.

This caring pediatric podiatrist has a lot of experience treating the foot and ankle issues of their young patients. They can effectively tend to heel pain, in-toeing or out-toeing, toe walking, bunions, flat feet, ingrown toenails, and plantar warts. Our patients expect and receive the finest care with a gentle touch each and every time they see us. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. Among our most important functions is to educate our patients as to their treatment options. We take the time to speak to you about your treatment goals and we will make recommendations allowing you to make the most educated health care decisions. For North Miami Beach children’s foot care and for all of your family’s podiatric needs, make an appointment with Dr. Horn.

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

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Podiatry Office in North Miami Beach

Podiatrists Serving  Aventura, Downtown Miami, Miami Beach, Brickell, Bal Harbour, North Miami, Hollywood

Oftentimes young children are in need of foot and ankle care just like adults. As a parent, it is of utmost importance that you pay attention to your child’s overall health and development, and their foot health should factor into these concerns as well. Children are capable of developing a number of different foot problems since their feet are growing rapidly and being used for new activities every day. Here at our top rated podiatry office in North Miami Beach, Dr. Merrick L. Horn and Dr. Jean-Jacques Kassis, can diagnose and treat all of your children’s pediatric podiatry issues.

As a parent, you should make sure to keep an eye on your child’s overall growth and to pay attention to how they walk and carry themselves in order to determine whether their foot health is of any concern. Some common foot conditions that children may experience include the development of flat feet, pigeon toes, bowed legs, in-toeing, toe walking and excessive tripping or falling. Dr. Horn and Dr. Kassis will examine your child and develop the safest and most effective treatment plan which may include orthotics, physical therapy and other such minimally invasive techniques. Your child’s foot and ankle problems will be treated in our warm and friendly environment with gentle and compassionate care.

Children are also capable of hurting themselves, so any instances of broken or fractured bones, torn or sprained ligaments and other such issues can be brought to our pediatric podiatrists in North Miami Beach as well. Here at our podiatry office, a great number of foot health related issues can be treated and your child’s overall foot health and development can resume as normal.

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