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Miami Heel Pain Doctor

Treating Heel Pain in Miami FL

Miami Heel Pain Doctor

Miami Heel Pain Doctor

Having any kind of foot pain can be difficult to deal with, and it certainly should not go overlooked. Experiencing any kind of discomfort will certainly be challenging to deal with on a regular basis so you will want to see a podiatrist as soon as you can. The sooner you seek treatment, the sooner your pain can be relieved. If you are experiencing heel pain and are in the market for a Miami heel pain doctor, then our podiatrists Dr. Merrick L. Horn and Dr. Jean-Jacques Kassis may be able to provide you with the exact sort of care you need.

Many of us are on our feet relatively often, if not all the time. For those who work on their feet, it is important that you do what you can to make sure that they are properly taken care of. Wear and tear can do a lot more damage than you may think, and it may even result in chronic heel pain that may flare up in the morning and after extended periods of being on your feet. This sort of heel pain is also known as plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. The symptoms associated with this condition are a bit more specific than just simple, general heel pain. You will usually feel a stabbing pain across the bottom of your foot when you first begin walking during the day. This initial pain may ease and go away the more you walk, but if you are on your feet for extended periods of time then you may experience this pain again. If this happens to you, then you need to consult our Miami heel pain doctors. Some medications can help ease the pain, but often treatment such as physical therapy, night splints and orthotics are prescribed in order to help correct the issue.

If you have heel pain, do not let it bother you any longer. Our Miami heel pain doctor is here to help. Call us here at the office of Drs. Horn and Kassis to schedule an appointment today to get rid of your heel pain once and for all.

Miami Foot Doctors
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