Your ankles bear the weight of your entire body while also providing your mobility, so any injury or pain in your ankles can have a debilitating impact on your entire life. As a specialist in orthopaedics and sports medicine, Dr. Steven Gorin at the Institute of Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics in North Miami, Florida, treats a host of ankle problems using the latest techniques. If you’re tired of being sidelined from your daily activities by ankle pain, call or book an appointment online today.
About Dr. Steven Gorin
Dr. Steven Gorin D.O. completed his undergraduate studies at Boston University, earned a M.S.Ed in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami, and then began his medical career by attaining his D.O. degree at Nova-Southeastern University. Afterwards, he traveled to Detroit, Michigan for an Internship at Botsford General Hospital and an orthopaedic surgery residency was then performed at the Medical Center of Independence in Kansas City, Missouri. He finished his training by doing a Sports Medicine Fellowship in Philadelphia at Pennsylvania Hospital. Subsequent to that he completed a Fellowship in Stem Cell Therapy by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Gorin is fluent in both English and Spanish.
If you consider the size of your ankle relative to the rest of your body, you begin to understand the amazing engineering behind this joint.
Your ankle, which provides movement and stability, is made up of:
+ Bones, including your tibia, fibula, and talus
+ Tendons, including your Achilles, the largest tendon in your body
These components work together like a hinge, giving you mobility while providing the necessary strength to carry your body.
Due to the enormous amount of pressure your ankles are under, it’s not surprising that they’re susceptible to pain and injury, including:
+ Ankle sprain
+ Achilles tendon tear or rupture
Ankle pain can be caused by an acute injury, or develop over time due to wear and tear and repetitive stresses.
At the first signs of ankle pain you should turn to the RICE treatment:
The goal of RICE is to reduce any swelling as quickly as possible. If your ankle hasn’t improved after 24-48 hours, or it’s worsened, it’s time to make an appointment with Dr. Gorin.
As a sports medicine specialist, Dr. Gorin has seen his fair share of ankle injuries and chronic problems. To come up with the best treatment plan for your situation and goals, Dr. Gorin reviews your symptoms and uses diagnostic imaging to determine your next steps, which may include:
+ Anti-inflammatory medications
+ Physical therapy
+ Corticosteroid injections
+ Bracing, booting, or crutches
If you have a soft tissue injury, such as an Achilles tendon tear or ankle sprain, you need to be patient and allow your tissue time to heal. If you have a fracture, Dr. Gorin may have to surgically repair it, or he may simply stabilize your ankle with a cast or boot.
If you’re active and your Achilles tendon is ruptured, the best treatment is for Dr. Gorin to repair it arthroscopically.
To explore your options for treating ankle pain, call the Institute of Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics or schedule a consultation online today.
Listen to what our patients have to say about their experience with Dr. Gorin.
Dr. Gorin and his staff are beyond amazing. I was actually late to my appointment and still seen almost right away. Everyone is very friendly! The office is impeccable and pretty, with state of the art clean equipment. I was quite impressed. Dr. Gorin was thorough and professional but still friendly and funny. He was honest with his suggestions and very helpful. I felt well taken care of and highly recommend his practice especially if you are athletic, he seems very specialized in this area which I loved.
I found the whole experience with Dr. Gorin and his staff to be absolutely top class. The staff were bright, professional and courteous. Dr Gorin did an exceptional job of explaining his diagnosis and I left feeling that I couldn’t be in better hands.
I fractured my wrist and needed to see him after an emergency visit I called the answering service and left a message after 15 min he called me back and you don't see that level of care anymore from a physician but Dr. Steven Gorin cares and the following day he was able to see me. I will never go to another orthopedic again if I can help it.
Dr. Gorin and his staff were efficient, thorough and genial in providing service to my 90-year old mother-in-law. We appreciated the short wait times through the intake, x-ray and exam/consultation processes.
Has to be the best overall doctor/healthcare experience I’ve had. I went to Dr. Gorin for a second opinion and he should have been my first.
Dr. Gorin was kind and compassionate and took his time to explain my condition and treatment options. Fantastic experience!
Very knowledgeable, pleasant in and out, with very hi tech equipment and attentive personal. Strongly recommend. He will help.