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Dr. Jerry Miles

Podiatry
Houston, TX
27 years experience male

Locations

Office

Houston, TX

Address

17215 Red Oak Dr Suite 102, Houston TX 77090
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About

Bio

Dr. Jerry Miles attended Podiatric Medical School at Barry University where he graduated in May of 1995. He then completed a two-year surgical residency in Houston, Texas at the Houston Podiatric Foundation before joining the Foot and Ankle Centers in 1997. Dr. Miles is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a Diplomat of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He has served on many committees including serving as Chairman of the Surgery Specialties Committee, as a member of the Infection Control Committee and Credentials Committee. He also served on the Medical Advisory Committee for Texas Workers Compensation.

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Podiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

63 Answers
50 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Remove callus.: Try using utterbalm under occlusion to soften callus, warm water soaks followed by pumice stone will help remove callus. Be sure to wear supportive sh... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Blisters: Usually friction blisters should be drained raving the skin intact ( except diabetics) then avoid pressure in that area until the wound heals. Mole sk... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Bone infection: Bone infections are very difficult to treat. If caught early minimal resection and antibiotics may resolve the problem . If boney destruction has occu... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Surgery recovery: It takes skin 2-3 weeks to heal and then you will be started in therapy. It may be 1 -2 years before you have finished recovering, slowly improving un... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Life span: Over the counter inserts last until the material no longer absorbs shock, usually 2 - 4 weeks.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Good shoes: A good running shoe is important nike, new balance m reebok, brooks and others make excellent running shoes.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Positional nerve: You may be experiencing sciatica. Sitting may be allowing the nerve from the back to be irritated. This can be caused by arthritis, bulging disc.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Foot arch: Typically overuse can cause painful cramps. You should get arch supports and good shoes.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Swelling after injur: Depending on how long ago the injury was swelling is the bodies way of stabilizing the injured area and preventing damaged material and bacteria from ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Heel pain: Could be caused by plantar fasciitis, this can be treated by otc arch supports and athletic shoes. If pain does not improve you should see your local ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Broken ankle: Takes bone 8 - 12 weeks for bone to heal. It then takes additional 1 - 4 months for the soft tissue to heal and reach 90% improvement.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Broken bones: Xrays, bone scan, MRI are all valuable for diagnosing ankle injuries? It is also necessary for a good clinical exam, in addition to diagnostic testing... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Probably not: Even with flat feet and osteo arthritis, paind and funciton can be maintained with orthotics nad medicine. Also a sitting job does not require you to ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
NO: No 12 hours is 12 hours, food in the stomach and bowel ma obscure the ultrasound which is looking for fluid.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Bone repair: I often recommend 1200 mg calcium supplements per day while a broken bone is healing.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Nail strength: Can be improved with vitamins a e c, also biotin helps with thicker stronger nails.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Ankle injury: First rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Second bracing can help compensate for loose or ruptured ligaments.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Swelling: Most often with one sided extremity swelling is due to old trauma and damage to venous or lymphatic damage. Poor cardiac output can also cause single ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Crutches: You can wrap hand towels and wash rags around them padded areas and secure with duct tape. You can also purchase thicker and better cushions from your... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Blister: Many things can cause blisters including friction fungus and insect bites. If its painful you should make a small opening at the base of the blister w... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Leg pain: After making sure you don't have a blood clot , you need to determine if you are having nerve or muscle pain.You may want to try Ibuprofen and resting... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Ankle: Could be arthritis , or swelling in your ankles.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Sweaty feet: Feet sweat because the nerves attached to the sweat gland tell the gland to open and excrete its contents. This happens normally. In cases where the f... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Acrylic nails: Beside allergic reactions to the chemical you can increase your odds for nail fungus and bacterial infections.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Swollen ankles: Right sided heart failure, and low cardiac output can cause ankle swelling. The gravity pressure on the venous system the heart cannot pull the fluid ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Liquor: Drinking alcohol can cause you to retain water, most common with beer.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Heel pain: After ruling out fracture, cyst, or tumor, most heel pain is caused by a ligament in yet bottom of the foot. Try over the counter arch supports such a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Nail fungus: Still the gold standard with 90 % success would be oral anti fungals , you will need to see your doctor for blood test before you start fungal treatme... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Bruising: Elevation of the exteremity, compression wrap and ice.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
medicine: Don't be afraid to take pain medicine before therapy, therapy after surgery or injury is painful. If it did not heurt we wouldnt need the help of a th... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Alcohol swelling: Beer contains salt which can cause swelling of the preipheral tissues.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Yes you can but: Cast immobilization prevents, ankle motion and may prevent early range of motion resulting in a stiff ankle. You should leave the choice up to your s... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Toe swelling: Try different shoes, and make sure they are secure on your feet when running.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
High arched: High arches usually accompany a rigid foot. This foot type is better for running and jumping.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Hip pain: You should seek and orthopedic evaluation including x-rays and possible mri.
A member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Parasthesias: Some type of upper motor neuron lesion such as stroke. You should seek medical evaluation asap.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Pain: Ibuprofen, seek medical evaluation to determine the exact cause. This could be sciatica.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Sweating: Is caused by over active nervous system.
A member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Numb toe: Indicates some type of nerve injury. It can be anything from back injury to pressure on local nerve from shoes. This would be more likely if you have ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Normally Not: Normally splinting the toe and wearing stiff sole shoes is adequate for treating broken toes as long as position is correct.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
???: Unless you stubbed your toe running the bee sting should not cause toe pain.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Talc: Although it will not stop sweating it may help with odor by absorbing the sweat.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Falling: First do not fall from 15 feet, you are going to get seriously injured. There is no good landing? The best part of your body to land on is a 10 foot ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Good foot care: It is important to keep your feet clean and well hydrated. Make sure you wear good fitting well supportive shoes and get good arch supports.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Need more Info: Bumps can be caused from gangilions, epdermal inclusion cyst, rash, dermatitis etc. Please give size color painful, itching, hard soft moveable transl... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Use Vs Nerve: Most cramping can be traced to over use of the tendon. Some times orthotics can support the arch and allow the tendons to work less and reduce pain/cr... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Hmmm: Leg lumps or ankle lumps? Could be swelling in the tendon, vein rupture, ganglion cyst, etc, recommend having them evaluated by a professional foot a... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Nerve: If the pain is severe and there seems to be nothing wrong with xrays and blood work. You may have a entraped nerve in the ankle or back. You need to b... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Cold spot: If it feels cold to touch then there is decreased blood flow to the skin in that area. If it feels cold but when you touch the area with your finger i... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Flat vs pronation : Flat feet are a structural problem which may not always be bad. Pronation is motion in the foot that allows the foot to adapt to uneven surfaces. Ove... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Miles is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Miles is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Barry University School of Pidiatric Medicine
Graduated 1995MD

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Foot and Ankle Centers of N Houston
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