If you have foot pain in Miami, it can be difficult or even impossible for you to walk or in some cases even stand for any normal period of time. This can keep you from working, socializing, and most certainly from exercising. No matter what part of your foot is experiencing pain, you can count on our podiatrist to assess it, diagnose it, and treat if safely and effectively. In many cases, your foot pain can be addressed non-invasively, sometimes with very simple methods.
You might experience foot pain in Miami in your toes, instep, or ball of your foot. Ankles are more common. And the most common of all is your heel, which takes the brunt of force whenever you walk or engage in any activity that involves walking or running. Plantar fasciitis and heel spurs are among the issues that can be the cause of your discomfort. Plantar fasciitis is defined by inflammation occurring in the tissue that connects your toes to your heel bone. And heel spurs are abnormal growths in the heel bone. It is a good idea to contact us and schedule an appointment with our foot doctor when you have heel pain. It will typically not get better on its own. And it could very easily get worse. Acting quickly can mean the difference between a simple solution and a more complex one being needed.
Bunions and hammertoes are fairly common, and in fact they can often be related. A hammertoe occurs when a toe becomes stuck in a bent or flexed position. And bunions are bony protrusions that pop up at the base of your big toe. You may also suffer from ankle problems, such as shin splints or sprains. In all cases, your foot pain in Miami is best handled immediately. Sometimes, what you think is a sprain can be a hairline fracture. If ignored, that can easily turn into a full fracture.
Depending on the exact nature of your foot pain in Miami, its severity, and the location of the injury, you may be able to get away with just an orthotic, an insert in your shoe, or switching to more comfortable footwear. In a worst case scenario, surgery might be required. But if so, you’re fortunate that Dr. Horn has the expertise to do your procedure so that you can experience pain relief and get back to feeling more normal.