Your New South Florida Podiatrist
At Southernmost Foot & Ankle Specialists, our team provides advanced treatments for ailments impacting the foot, ankle, and lower body extremities. Some common conditions may include:
The board-certified podiatry experts from our Miami foot center bring vast experience to the table with many treatments and procedures, demonstrating the highest success rate.
From wound and diabetic foot care to surgical procedures, Southernmost Foot & Ankle Specialists treat patients of all ages with the mission to deliver our patients the best approach possible through podiatric medical and surgical treatment in a safe, effective environment.
The Destination for Foot, Ankle & Lower Extremity Issues
When it comes to medical treatment and care for any part of the body, experience matters. The success of our team (and our patients!) depends on the reputation of trust and a cohesive approach toward analyzing conditions, treating the root cause of the problem, and in some cases, ongoing care.
We can look at the human body as similar to a manufactured structure. Our feet are the solid foundation on which the rest of the building stands. While it may not seem like foot problems are all that important, our feet remain one of the essential assets in the body, and it is a wise decision to invest in their health.
Issues with the feet may seem minute, and while some can resolve on their own, many conditions start innocuously before evolving into something much more severe without intervention from a trained professional.
The feet are what keep us grounded. We must take the proper precautions and actions to ensure they last a lifetime. Acute symptoms can indicate more serious problems may be present.
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Our philosophy has been that the patient always comes first.
Ingrown nails are common on the feet, where the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh. Patients with ingrown toenails often visit our Miami foot center complaining of pain, inflamed skin, swelling, and may even suffer from an infection.
In some instances, patients can care for their ingrown toenails independently. However, in more severe situations or when an infection is present, intervention from a medical specialist is often necessary for analysis, treatment, and removal of the ingrown toenails.
Patients form bone spurs in a condition also called osteophytosis. They may occur almost anywhere on the foot. In most cases, patients develop bone spurs as a reaction to pressure or result of an arthritic formation near a joint. Bone spurs may appear as bony protrusions that feel like hard bumps beneath the skin of the feet.
Nonsurgical treatment for bone spurs may include stretching exercises, custom orthotics, taping to rest stressed tendons and muscles, and physical therapy.
Bunions are bony bumps that form on the joint at the base of a patient’s big toe. These occur when the bones located in the front part of the foot begin to move out of alignment. This results in the tip of the big toe pulling towards the smaller toes of the foot, forcing the joint at the base of the big toe to begin sticking outward.
Patients that suffer from bunions may begin to notice the skin over a bunion becoming red and sore, in addition to the bulging lump outside of the base of the big toe. They will also experience the first and second toes rubbing together, potentially causing calluses and corns.
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Hammer toes occur when the middle joint in the toe becomes flexed or bent downward. This may take place due to traumatic toe injuries, as well as arthritis, improper footwear, and unusually high foot arches.
Mild hammer toe conditions can be resolved through physical therapy from our Miami foot center. However, severe conditions may require surgery to realign the toe and restore normal movement.
Flat feet or overpronation is a condition where a patient has no arch in the sole of their foot. This usually doesn’t cause any severe problems, but patients may begin to experience leg pain as they grow older.
Overpronation may occur during childhood if the arches of the feet fail to develop. For many, this is a hereditary condition likely to run in their family. Nonetheless, flat feet may also develop from injury, the wear and tear of aging, obesity, and rheumatoid arthritis
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Our goal at the Southernmost Foot & Ankle Specialists is to ensure our patients can make well-informed choices regarding their lower body care and achieve the best results possible in a confidential and comfortable environment.
We care about your feet and invite you to browse our website and learn more about our facility, practice, specialists, and the common foot and lower body conditions that we treat. To learn more, contact our team about our Miami foot center for additional information or request an appointment today!