Dr. Sandra Gotman

Podiatry
Miami, FL
38 years experience female

Locations

Office

Miami, FL

Address

11760 SW 40 Street, Suite 616, Miami, FL, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Fax

(305) 229-9596

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

AvMed Health Plan

Aetna

About

Bio

I am double board certified podiatric physician and surgeon and treat patients of all ages. I have been in private practice for 30 years. I have held the positions of podiatric residency director and chief of podiatry at various hospitals. I enjoy what I do!

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Podiatry

Licenses

United States: Florida

Doctor Q&A

94 Answers
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Restless Legs: Nerve compression lumbar roots 4,5. hard to sit a long time without shifting your leg position. Strong core abdominals help alot. Hope this helps.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Leg cramps: Tonic water. It has quinine which helps with cramps.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Foot problems: Yes Your feet are very important and untreated problems can cause other lower extremities down the line. Good luck
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Not enough info: the arch is at the inner side of the foot. you have given too little information. you should follow up with a foot and ankle specialist.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Plantar Fasciitis: Look up Plantar Fascitis on Google. It will tell you more about your heel pain. See a foot doctor if pain does not resolve. It can go on for months if... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Itchy ankle: Sounds like a nerve was affected with your cellulitis. if it is a combination of itch and burn, then may be the cellulitis may have been a herpes zos... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Flat foot surgery: The doctor who performed the surgery would be the best person to answer your question/
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Rib cage pain: Apply alternative heat and ice pack 20 minutes each to see if symptoms improve. If they do the you probably have a thoracic nerve compression coming f... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Broken toe: Apply ice and stay off of it. Try putting a cotton sock on if tolerable for now. You should get a foot xray to see if broken and how bad is the fractu... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Leg and back pain: It seems your are experiencing nerve compression in your lower back. Doppler and Ultrasound will not pick this up. You need a neurological work up. Th... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Ball of foot: If you feel this sensation it is most likely the beginnings of a neuroma. Look up Mortons neuroma and see if the symptoms apply to you. If gets worse ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Smelly feet: Sweaty and smelly feet often times go hand in hand. first wash your feet with special foot cleanser, spray your feet with anti-fungal sprays as well a... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Leg weakness: Sounds like an acute nerve compression that will show nothing on MRI. See a pain management specialist who may give you an epidural block under flouro... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Soleus pain: Muscle pain in the lower extremity may not be due to a problem within the muscle itself. In some instances the physician needs to assess that the prob... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Achilles tear: Micro-tears in the Achilles tendon will produce pain or a dull ache. Most soft tissue pathology can be seen on MRI if read by a well trained radiologi... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
ALS: ALS also known as Lou Gehrig disease is a serious neurological problem. I suggest you read up on it as there are multipe sites on the Internet for lay... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Quadraplegic spasms: Nerve roots are being compressed. Massage of the entire spine along the sides. should be done daily. Be gentle. Good luck
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Muscle burn: Look up Radiculopathy. Motor Nerve roots can get compressed during exercise and refer pain to their respective areas of innervation. Good luck
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Green discharge: See a gynecologist. Sounds like possible vaginal infection. do this sooner than later. Good luck
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Rash: If the rash is extremely itchy it sounds like a stress related pomphoylyx dermatitis. It may also a medication you are allergic to. If Medrol (methylp... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Back and hip pain.: You are very young and it seems you are an avid skier. Back and hip pain are very common when a person wakes up because sleep positions can aggravate ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Leg pain: Try drinking tonic water. It has quinine which helps with leg cramps. Valium and Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) are good muscle relaxants but must be ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Ankle instability: Try an ace bandage over a cotton sock. do not apply too tight. Your foot should not feel numb or painful when you apply this bandage.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Temperature change: Sound like a cervical radiculopathy left side of your neck. See either an orthopedist that specializes in neck problems, or neurologist to see if you ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Calf muscle contraction: If you are experiencing the cramping at night then this is likely due to compression of lumbar nerves coming from your lower back. You may want to cha... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Lump along with vein: It would be prudent to see a vascular specialist as soon as possible. the doctor will most likely perform an exam and ultrasound of the legs. Good L... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Swollen testicles: Look up inguinal hernia. Have it checked by a specialist.Good luck
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Big toe pain: Sounds like an L4 radiculopathy on the side of toe pain. this is a nerve compression in your low back. you do not have to have back pain for this to o... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Plantar fascitis: Pain at the area where the band of tissue referred to as the plantar fascia on the bottom of the foot inserts into the heel bone. Too much tension br... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Swollen ball of foot: Swelling on the bottom of the foot towards the front of the foot just before the toes begin. Pain and swelling causes can be due to neuromas, capsulit... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Black toenail: Sounds like blood under the nail. Look up turf toe.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Pain top of foot: Could be a number of things. Should have it looked at by foot specialist. Better to diagnose than begin treatment. Good Luck
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Knee pain: pain is not gain when dealing with knee. NSAIDS can mask a problem. Follow up with Orthopedist that specializes in the knees. Good luck
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Ankle swelling: Are you sure you did not suffer an ankle sprain at some point in your life? You are young and should be seen by a foot/ankle specialist. Good luck
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Aerobic vs anaerobic: Aerobic-high impact-running, biking, etc. Significant increase in heart rate anaerobic-weights, yoga, muscle toning. isotonic exercise Increase in hea... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Itchy toes/genitals: It appears that something is triggering a nerve condition in the lumbar sacral spine of the child. Nerve roots of the lumbar sacral spine innervate th... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Workout and stamina: Compelling evidence is being related to a persons blood type, and the diets and exercise that are most beneficial. You must know your blood type, and ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Leg swelling: Do you have pain? Did you injure the leg? You should see a specialist. Can be an achilles injury/ partial tear.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Ankle injury: A long leg pneumatic cam walker would be best. Achilles/Gastroc-soleus complex would be better immobilized. Some of the tendons do cross above the kne... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Ankle pain: Sounds like a referred nerve pain from a compression most likely in your lumbar spine region. Have it assessed by ortho or neuro. Good luck
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Leg pain and sitting: One of the worst habits in the US is too much sitting and driving. Puts a lot of strain on our lower backs. Walking and exercise are very helpful so k... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Large digit: You should have a xray both feet to compare the bone size. Would not want to miss a bone mass. See a foot specialist. They usually have xrays that can... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
PVD and numb foot: You seem to be young for PVD. PVD causes claudication pain, not numbness. Numbness is usually a nerve that is being compressed. I wonder if you suffer... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Left foot tickle: Sounds like a pinched nerve in your lumbo sacral spine. See a neurologist because it can get worse over time and the nerve damage can be irreversible.... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Bad toenail: Try to have nail biopsied at your podiatry visit.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Ankle swelling: Medications taken for hypertension can, over time, cause secondary swelling of the ankles.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Ankle popping: sounds like a tendon that is moving over a boney prominence. now why is this happening if you have had no injury? perhaps you have a condition of lax... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Sore muscles after w: You are young, and if you have no health issues, you may have some low back issues that are compressing your nerves that innervate your legs. This can... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Toe walking: Usually begins in child hood. Early heel off or barely stepping on heel during beginning of gait cycle. Can be attributed to many factors from structu... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Toe and finger pain: Look up Raynauds syndrome and see if it applies to your symptoms. Good Luck
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Jul 3, 2013
Over 25 years in private practice Board certified in podiatric surgery and medicine Member of APMA, FPMA, and DCPMA Gave oral presentation at APHA meeting Denver CO in 2010. Topic was lumbosacral n...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gotman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gotman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks Sandra, from 4 months i have this problem, pls advise some medicine as whenever calf compresses it gives acute pain & foot numbness. please adv
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This was very helpful. Thanks! The Dr who saw her said scabies but treatment is NOT helping. Coming back with stress and nobody else getting it. Thank you.
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Thank you very much since it happened at work im going to go through thr proper channels to have a dr. Take a look

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine,
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

WESTCHESTER GENERAL HOSPITAL

Residency

PSR 1
Completed 1986

Awards

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Affiliations

American Podiatric Medical Association
Florida Podiatric Medical Association
American College Of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine
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