Trusted Specialists Offering Foot and Lower Body Care
Southernmost Foot & Ankle Specialists provide comprehensive foot, ankle, and lower body care for patients of all ages throughout the South Florida community, including the Florida Keys. Our specialized medical practice focuses on the personalized care of the foot, ankle, and lower body, utilizing state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.
Our team’s podiatrist in the Florida Keys will perform all foot and ankle treatments, including surgery. When your foot or lower body treatment requires surgery, you can rest assured that you remain in the hands of a competent, highly trained surgeon.
Chronic foot conditions and injuries can quickly derail your entire life. In many cases, foot and lower body conditions prevent patients from doing most of the things they love. The good news is that most lower body problems can be resolved through appropriate diagnosis and treatment.
Nevertheless, this doesn’t stop many from struggling with seemingly minor issues for years, suffering unneeded frustration, forced periods of inactivity, and time away from work and the things they love before seeking the help of a qualified professional.
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When our feet ache, this can travel through the entire body, causing aches and pains that, in a short time, will feel like we’ve endured a lifetime. For this reason, our team focuses on a singular goal: helping get our patients pain-free and back on their feet as soon as possible.
Often, our approach involves partnering with our patients while working as a team to explore their options. A podiatrist in the Florida Keys from Southernmost Foot & Ankle Specialists will address your condition in a way that suits your lifestyle.
We will treat various conditions at our offices through conservative treatment services and surgical approaches to help get you back on your feet and enjoy all the perks the Florida Keys offer. Some of our most commonly treated conditions include:
Conservative and nonsurgical treatment options typically apply for most of these conditions. You can often commit to conservative modalities that enable full recovery and a pain-free lifestyle. This is particularly important in a beautiful community like the Florida Keys, providing residents and visitors with gorgeous weather and virtually year-round outdoor activities on land and sea.
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Our philosophy has been that the patient always comes first.
We can describe bunions as a bump on the side of the big toe that reflects changes in the bony framework of the front portion of the foot. Bunions may gradually grow and cause the toe to turn in when left untreated.
A hammer toe is the contracture of one or both joints of the second, third, fourth, or fifth toes. The abnormal bending often results in pressure on the toes when you wear shoes and can develop more severe problems as time passes.
Plantar fasciitis is caused by ligament inflammation connecting the heel bone to the toes. Patients that suffer from plantar fasciitis will likely experience pain/strain in their arches and heels.
If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, you may feel stabbing pains at the bottom of your foot near the heel. The pain will often feel worse in the morning, taking your first few steps when awakening. However, patients often say they think their condition is triggered by long periods of standing or when getting up after sitting down.
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Patients with flat feet have no arch in the sole of their foot. This may not cause any problems for some, at least not early on. However, when ignored, flat feet may cause leg pain in some patients as they grow older.
If you have flat feet, you may notice that your feet roll to the inner side when standing or walking. This is a symptom of flat feet and what we call overpronation. Most will develop flat feet during childhood. However, some may experience this condition into their adulthood.
Our arches provide a spring to our step and work to help distribute body weight evenly across the feet and legs. Although flat feed doesn’t always produce symptoms, some may experience a wide variety of complications that can depend on the severity of their condition.
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Advancements in diagnosis and care for the feet, ankles, and lower body have significantly evolved in recent years. This leads to better, more predictable outcomes for treatment plans.
If you are dealing with any problems related to your lower extremities, a podiatrist in the Florida Keys from Southernmost Foot & Ankle Specialists would like to assist you today. To learn more about our practice or schedule an appointment, reach out to our board-certified team now!