Welcome to Dr. Sandra Gotman’s Office!

Welcome to Dr. Sandra Gotman DPM, your source for premier foot and ankle care in Miami and the surrounding areas. We are building a reputation of exceptional patient care and outstanding service. Our goal is to treat each person who visits our office with personalized care we would want for ourselves.

Dr. Gotman's office is a one-stop Miami podiatric care office. We offer comprehensive foot and ankle care for all  types of conditions with an emphasis on non-surgical treatment when possible. We believe in empowering our patients to take their health into their own hands, while working closely with our qualified staff to recover from and prevent injury and disease. A prominent Miami foot doctor, Dr. Gotman has been trained in giving her patients the best care, incorporating conservative and advanced foot and ankle treatments, using non-surgical as well as reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.

What Makes Us Different?

We work to make every aspect of your visit the most satisfying experience you’ve had before. We treat patients of all ages, and our friendly staff strives to ensure a pleasant office visit. Dr. Gotman provides each of her patients with the information they need to make good choices about their foot and ankle care. We don't simply want to tell our patients about their diagnoses; we also want to work with them to determine the best plan for treatment of their foot and ankle discomfort. We approach foot and ankle care with a humble, yet educated and experienced approach.

Complete Adult Foot Care
Children Foot and Ankle Conditions
Foot And Ankle Sports Injuries
Foot Care For Seniors

Our staff knows that foot and ankle pain can disrupt your daily routine and can lead to frustration at work, school and home. We are here to get you better quickly and economically, utilizing the latest treatments and techniques. Allow our experienced team help you take the next step to comfort. From the moment you check in to the time you step out the door, your questions and concerns will be met with the greatest expertise and compassion, surpassing your expectations. Most importantly, we strive to help you to walk out the door with less pain than you came in with, and we want to give you the knowledge and tools to avoid foot and ankle pain in the future.

Meet Dr. Gotman

Dr. Sandra Gotman is a Double Board Certified foot and ankle surgeon in Miami, Florida. She has been practicing in Miami for more than 25 years. She was born in Cuba, but her family immigrated to Michigan when Fidel Castro came into power. Dr. Gotman was raised in Michigan where her father practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology for 35 years outside the city of Detroit. A prominent Miami foot doctor, Dr. Gotman received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She continued her education in Podiatric Medicine and surgery at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Gotman graduated from OCPM in 1985, came to Miami and completed her surgical residency at Westchester General Hospital under the auspices of Dr. Chet Evans and Dr. Keith Kashuk. She was the first native Spanish speaking podiatrist at that time.

Her many accomplishments include being president of the Dade County Podiatric Medical Association for two years straight, as well as Podiatric Residency Director at The Miami Heart Institute. In addition she was Chief of Podiatry at the Coral Gables Hospital as well as the Miami Heart Institute. Her most shining accomplishment was her oral presentation on Lumbo-Sacral Radiculoapthy to the American Public Health Association meeting in Denver Colorado in 2010. Today, Dr Gotman continues her research in the field of peripheral neuropathy and she's providing cutting edge treatment using stem cells theraphy.

How Can We Help You With Your Foot And Ankle Problem?

We work to make every aspect of your visit the most satisfying experience you’ve had before. We treat patients of all ages, and our friendly staff strives to ensure a pleasant office visit. Dr. Gotman provides each of her patients with the information they need to make good choices about their foot and ankle care. We don't simply want to tell our patients about their diagnoses; we also want to work with them to determine the best plan for treatment of their foot and ankle discomfort. We approach foot and ankle care with a humble, yet educated and experienced approach.

AmnioFix Regenerative Therapy
Stem Cells Regenerative Therapy
Laser Therapy for Toenail Fungus
Shockwave Therapy for Foot Pain

Our staff knows that foot and ankle pain can disrupt your daily routine and can lead to frustration at work, school and home. We are here to get you better quickly and economically, utilizing the latest treatments and techniques. Allow our experienced team help you take the next step to comfort. From the moment you check in to the time you step out the door, your questions and concerns will be met with the greatest expertise and compassion, surpassing your expectations. Most importantly, we strive to help you to walk out the door with less pain than you came in with, and we want to give you the knowledge and tools to avoid foot and ankle pain in the future.

Complete Adult Feet Care: Put Your Feet In Our Hands!

Our feet are the foundations of our bodies, but often go ignored. Dr. Gotman cares for its patients using advanced treatments and therapies, as well as state of the art technology. She can quickly and expertly diagnose a variety of foot problems, injuries, diseases and chronic pain and she's a strong advocate for foot care and discourages patients to write off foot pain as just a common occurrence.

Her medical team knows that all feet are different. Any podiatrist will treat your feet; but not every podiatrist will treat your feet like Dr. Gotman will. The main focus of her practice is the complete satisfaction of all of her patients. She will ensure that her patients are able to make well-informed choices and achieve the best results possible in a confidential and comfortable setting. As a double board-certified Miami podiatrist, she is committed to providing you with excellent treatment, no matter if your foot problem is simple or complex. Dr. Gotman will treat any type of adult foot condition: bunions, hammertoes, heel pain (plantar fasciitis), diabetic foot care, tendonitis, corns, ankle sprains, ingrown toenails, hard-to-treat athletic injuries or problems requiring reconstructive foot surgery. Dr Gotman combines an exceptional service orientation with extensive training to create a patient-centered atmosphere that meets the highest standards of clinical practice, efficiency, and organization.

For a complete list of the adult conditions Dr. Gotman treats, click here

If you are looking for the most complete adult foot care in Miami, we invite you to make an appointment today with Dr. Sandra Gotman. You can call our office at (305) 229-9595.

Your Children’s Feet

You worry about your children’s teeth, eyes, and other parts of the body. You teach washing, brushing, and grooming, but what do you do about your child’s feet–-those still-developing feet which have to carry the entire weight of the body through an entire lifetime? Podiatrists consider the first year of a child's life to be the most important in their development. The feet of a young child grow rapidly during the first year of life, often times reaching half of their adult foot size! This coupled with the fact that the human foot is one of the most complicated parts of the body containing numerous bones means a child's foot needs careful attention when pain or discomfort is present. Many adult foot ailments begin in childhood and may be present at birth. It’s important that your child’s feet get regular check ups from a skilled podiatrist who specializes in finding these particular ailments.

Early and persistent pediatric foot care can remove or minimize these problems in later life. Neglecting foot health allows for other conditions to appear such as in the legs, back and neck. There can also be undesirable personality effects for a child suffering from foot pain: The child with troublesome feet walks awkwardly and stands with poor posture. As a lifelong result, the child may become shy, introverted, and avoid athletics and social situations. Consultation between the podiatrist, pediatrician, and other medical specialists may to resolve these related problems.

For a complete list of the children conditions Dr. Gotman treats, click here

If you are looking for the most complete children foot care in Miami, we invite you to make an appointment today with Dr. Sandra Gotman. You can call our office at (305) 229-9595.

Foot And Ankle Sports Injuries

Are you a professional athelete? Or are you just a weekend warrior? Regardless of your activity level, the demands you place on your feet, ankles, and lower limbs may lead to a wide range of injuries, such as blisters, torn ligaments, sprained ankles, shin splints, leg pain, knee pain, and many other muscle and/or joint problems. These injuries can be caused by your style of running, inappropriate shoes, and slight leg differences.

Through the science involved in fitness medicine and sports, Dr. Gotman can help resolve any faulty foot mechanics you're suffering from. She uses the most modern podiatric practices, and we have many years of experience resolving foot and ankle problems. You deserve to be back on your feet, enjoying an active lifestyle. In sports, it's common to injure an ankle, a foot, or a shin, for instance- but without getting proper and prompt treatment, an athlete's minor foot problem today can grow into a large, career-ending problem tomorrow. It's important to look at the hazards presented by a particular sport, as well as the individual needs of the patient who's playing in that sport. Common solutions include medication prescription, rehabilitation programs, or good old fashioned advice so you don't find yourself with a similar or worse injury in the future. Sometimes, surgery may be necessary, especially if a bone has been broken or a ligament is torn or damaged. But if you've had a sports foot injury, don't worry! We can help you out.

Call our office at (305) 229-9595. if you want to know more about our compassionate and extensive Sport Podiatric Treaments. We'll be happy to answer any question you may have.

Foot Care for Seniors

Miami, home of warm weather and sunshine, is also the home to many retirees. After years of working hard, it is finally time to enjoy life in every possible way. Enjoying Miami’s warm weather and beaches would not be ideal with an agonizing foot pain. Our is dedicated to exceptional care for your feet. Like the rest of the body, feet age and develop common problems. Often times, people do not have any foot or ankle problems until the later years of their life. This can be correlated to factors such as poor circulation, osteoporosis, neuropathy, and biomechanical issues that are common among seniors

Dr. Gotman treats older patients on a regular basis at her office. With an emphasis on preventative foot care, Dr. Gotman helps older patients develop a foot care routine to prevent injuries, and diagnose problems early. Similar to most conditions, problems caught early can avoid serious complications in the long run. Patients with diabetes are also more likely to develop foot complications, and are encouraged to visit Dr. Gotman frequently.

For a complete list of the adult conditions Dr. Gotman treats, click here

If you are a senior in need of quality foot care, please make an appointment today with Dr. Sandra Gotman. You can call our office at (305) 229-9595.

AmnioFix is a human amniotic membrane allograft. There have been over 500,000 allografts distributed for use in various types of surgery and wound care. Other forms of amniotic membrane have been used for almost 100 years. The use of amniotic tissue has been documented in published literature since the early 1900s. Amniotic membrane has been the subject of many scientific publications evaluating its use in modulation of inflammation, reduction of scar tissue formation and enhancing healing.

All of the amniotic membrane tissue for AmnioFix is donated by healthy consenting mothers undergoing scheduled Caesarean sections. The amniotic membrane is the cover (membrane) surrounding the baby, and is typically discarded after the baby is born. The recovery of the membrane does not affect the baby or the delivery process. Therefore, the donation process does not share the ethical concerns associated with embryonic tissue. All tissue donors are tested for infectious diseases, similar to the testing done for blood donation. The amniotic membrane then undergoes a validated proprietary process to thoroughly cleanse and preserve the tissue, called the PURION® Process. The steps of the PURION Process include: cleansing the tissue, drying the tissue, and sterilization.

AmnioFix allografts are procured and processed in the United States according to the standards and/or regulations established by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Amniotic tissue grafts products for tissue regeneration

Is AmnioFix Right for You?

You and your Dr. Gotman may consider AmnioFix Sports Med an option if:

  • You have been diagnosed with an injury resulting in inflammation
  • Conservative treatment such as anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, and bracing have not provided symptomatic relief of inflammation
  • You want a non-steroidal option or have reached your limit of steroid injections

How can AmnioFix help your injury?

Conservative treatments of oral or topical antiinflammatories and rest usually will help heal inflammation resulting from injury. If additional treatment is needed, Dr. Gotman may recommend AmnioFix Sports Med. AmnioFix Sports Med contains naturally occurring agents for homologous use to modulate inflammation, reduce scar tissue formation, and enhance healing.

How do I prepare for a treatment?

You will be scheduled for an evaluation and consultation with Dr. Gotman to determine if AmnioFix Sports Med is a viable treatment option for you. The entire AmnioFix Sports Med treatment process is very short and is generally performed on an outpatient basis.

What happens after my treatment?

Dr. Gotman may prescribe some rehabilitation exercises or direct you to a rehabilitation facility. For AmnioFix Sports Med to work optimally, it is important that you follow the her directed post-treatment care.

The treatment site might appear red and be tender to the touch. You may apply ice and elevate as needed. Initially, the procedure may cause some localized soreness and discomfort; this may last 2-3 days. If you have questions about your treatment, please call us immediately.

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AlloGen™ is a multipurpose, frozen allograft derived from amniotic fluid. Just as amniotic fluid protects and nourished the fetus during development, AlloGen provides the same protection to injured or traumatized tissue. Amniotic fluid contains a broad spectrum of growth factors and cytokines that play important roles in wound healing, cell proliferation and migration, and tissue protection and repair. These molecules work to aid in the body’s own rejuvenation and healing process. Safe and 100% natural, AlloGen contains no harmful additives. As a result, there is no need to dilute or manipulate the liquid before implantation, providing maximum strength delivery to injured or inflamed area.

Traditionally, the medical community has been using anti-inflamatories such as Ibuprofen, and cortisone injections when oral medications do not help alleviate the pain. These medications improve pain and inflammation, but do nothing to regenerate the problem areas. However products like AlloGen™ have regenerative properties that help renew damaged tissues. When injected into the areas of foot pain, such as tendinitis, heel pain and arthritic joins, the ailments resolved for most cases within a 2-4 weeks period. And what is even more amazing is that there is no need of a life-style change for the patients

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Dr. Gotman speaks about her practice and the benefits she has achieved with the Allogen treatment

GBox 15: Effective Laser Therapy for Toenail Fungus

If your toenails are thick, yellow, or deformed, or you see other visible signs of disease, the most common cause of these symptoms is a toenail fungus infection. If these signs continue, you can expect the nails to become even more brittle and rough, and eventually the nail will begin to remove itself from your nail bed. This is usually the same kind of fungus that's to blame for athlete's foot and other issues, and since it's a progressive infection, it will only get worse and damage your nail further, from the tip down to the base. This can affect anywhere from one nail to all nails on both feet, and may spread if given enough time. Like most fungi, toenail fungus grows fastest in dark, moist conditions, which makes a sweaty athlete's shoe the perfect petri dish for it to take root inside. This may also have negative effects on your socks and shoes, not to mention your foot odor. If you have an immune disorder or diabetes, toenail fungus may lead to severe health problems. However, it can impair your quality of life and health regardless of your pre-existing medical conditions. Since the infection is buried deep under the toenail, treatment of the fungus is often rather difficult, especially on your own. Medications, especially topical ones, have trouble reaching the full extent of the contaminated area. In addition, oral medication and treatments like antifungal nail polish may have harmful side-effects and can interact badly with other drugs. And while home remedies sound like a good idea sometimes, the truth is, using mouthwash or vinegar is less than effective, and using bleach or other household chemical cleaners can do more overall harm to your health than good. The GBox 15 laser treatment only targets the fungus itself, so you don't have to worry about any interference with other medications, or any toxic elements in your liver like oral medicine may cause.

What sets GBox 15 laser treatment apart? This is a relatively new light-based procedure, but it's already been shown to have an effective success rate near 80%. Clinical trials have been ongoing since 2007, and was approved in 2010 by the US Food and Drug Administration. The results are clear: this is a safe way to eradicate toenail fungus. Unlike other treatments, GBox 15 uses laser light to completely destroy fungi. This is done without damaging your healthy skin or the nail itself- the light can pass right through. This procedure is done right here in our offices and usually takes about a half hour. Sometimes it may be necessary for Dr. Gotman to file your nail first, as this will sharpen the effectiveness of the laser penetration. This process is known as debridement. You'll have to remove any nail polish on all of your toes before this treatment can happen. While laser treatment may bring thoughts of James Bond and Goldfinger to mind, don't worry. During GBox 15 treatment, you'll only feel a warming sensation, and some slight pinpricks as the light passes over. An infected nail will usually require two passes, while your uninfected nails will get one pass, to be sure the infection is completely disintegrated. GBox 15 treatment has, amazingly, no side-effects. There is no period of recovery, either- feel free to return to your normal daily activities right away. You don't even have to wait to polish them again. If your nails are in a severe condition, or if you're reinfected, a repeat treatment may be required, but usually you'll only need this one single time.

Call our office at (305) 229-9595 if you want to know more about the Laser Treatment Therapy. We'll be happy to answer any question you may have.

What Is Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy?

ESWT is a non-invasive procedure that is used to treat chronic heel pain, plantar fasciitis, heel spur syndrome, Achilles tendonitis and other foot problems. This procedure lasts about 15-35 minutes and uses therapeutic pressure waves to target the area of pain directly. This new technology has successfully healed hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide, which is why Dr. Gotman has included it in her own practice.

What Should I Expect From ESWT?

ESWT is a non-invasive treatment technique that relies on pressure waves to heal the affected area, rather than cutting into the foot via open surgery, which increases the risks of nerve and other damage. During the treatment, patients do not typically experience any burning or unpleasant sensations, but if so, the technique can be modified. The procedure is performed in Dr. Gotman’s office. After a brief evaluation of your medical history, Dr. Gotman will manually evaluate the painful area and mark the trigger point on the heel. She will then apply Ultrasonic transmission to the foot. Dr. Gotman then uses the ESWT hand piece to gently and thorougly transmit shockwaves over the injured area. Using your feedback, the positioning of the applicator along with the measurement of the impulse frequency will be adjusted. Once you are comfortable, the energy is gradually increased over several minutes until the procedure is complete. Dr. Gotman is confident that the results will significantly heal the affected area better than open surgery or other treatment regimens will. Post-ESWT therapy and continuing care visits are recommended by Dr. Gotman for 1-3 months following the procedure for maximum benefit and proper healing.

Call our office at (305) 229-9595 if you want to know more about the Extra Corporeal Shock Wave Therapy treatment for foot and ankle. We'll be happy to answer any question you may have.

Your feet are what keep you grounded and must last you a lifetime, acute symptoms maybe a sign that a more serious problem may be present. Our goal at is to relieve your pain and correct your foot problems whenever possible and also to determine from your health history and a thorough examination what type of care is needed to give you healthy and comfortable feet.

On your first visit to our offices, every effort will be made to relieve any discomfort you have. Your first visit to our office establishes the patient doctor relationship we will have. We make sure your first visit with the doctor is thorough and will include:

  • Medical history review
  • Time to get to know your doctor
  • A consultation explaining diagnosis and treatment option
  • Same day treatment if possible

f you have any medical conditions, please bring along a list of your medications, or a recent repeat prescription form. We need to be aware of your medications and long term medical status, in case your healing ability is affected. Being prepared for your appointment will help ensure that Dr. Gotman has all of the necessary information to provide you with the best possible care. It also will help relieve any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling. We look forward to your first visit!

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