Dr. Merrick L. Horn understands how important it is for everyone to maintain good foot health. He has been a leading podiatrist offering exceptional 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. One of his specialties are custom orthotics in 33161. 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.
Orthotics are shoe inserts that are custom made to fit each patient’s specific needs and to treat painful conditions such as flat feet, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis and neuromas. Orthotics are intended to correct an abnormal or irregular walking pattern, by slightly altering the angles at which the foot strikes a walking or running surface. Custom orthotics in 33161 are crafted for you and no one else. They match the contours of your feet precisely and are designed for the way you move. Prescription orthotics are divided into two categories, functional and accommodative orthotics. Functional orthotics are designed to control abnormal motion. They may be used to treat foot pain caused by abnormal motion; they can also be used to treat injuries such as shin splints or tendinitis. Functional orthotics are usually crafted of a semi-rigid material such as plastic or graphite. Accommodative orthotics are softer and meant to provide additional cushioning and support. They can be used to treat diabetic foot ulcers, painful calluses on the bottom of the foot, and other uncomfortable conditions.
Custom orthotics in 33161 are designed to treat foot problems such as plantar fasciitis, bursitis, tendonitis, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot, ankle, and heel pain. Clinical research studies have shown that prescribed foot orthotics decrease foot pain and improve function. If your feet have been hurting, or your gait is unbalanced, come in for a consultation today. If you are looking for a highly trained and experienced podiatrist, you have come to the right place. At Dr. Horn’s practice, you will receive the highest quality podiatric care. We view it as our mission to educate our patients about their treatment options and to help guide them to choose a treatment plan that is most suitable and appropriate for their needs.