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Dr. Miguel Camargo

Medical | Podiatry

Physician and surgeon treating disorders of the foot, ankle, lower extremities as well as diabetes and minimal invasive surgery.

Podiatry & Podology

Foot and ankle problems are common and can range from simple injuries to complex conditions requiring advanced surgery. Dr. Camargo has the training and experience to diagnose and treat all foot conditions, including sports and overuse injuries, foot deformities such as bunions, and chronic problems related to conditions such as diabetes and arthritis.



Common Foot Problems

  • Bunion pain
  • Flat feet
  • Neuroma (Nerve) pain
  • Athletes foot
  • Tendonitis
  • Hammer toes
  • Burning feet
  • Blisters
  • Heel Fissures
  • Cracked Heels
  • Heel pain
  • Shin splits
  • Highly arched feet
  • Corns
  • Verruca
  • Matarsalgia
  • Hard skin
  • Fungal nails
  • Ingrown toenails

Foot Pain or Arthritis?

Do you know the signs of arthritis? Patients who have this condition experience joint pain and swelling. Arthritis can impact many joints in the body, including your feet and ankles.

It is a myth that only seniors have this condition. Juvenile arthritis is another form. Unfortunately, children can experience pain and stiffness in their joints. If you have noticed new changes to your ankles and feet, make an appointment with your podiatrist. It’s best to get a diagnosis.

There are a few goals for treatment

  • Control pain
  • Minimize any damage to joints.
  • Improve overall quality of life.

Treatment can range from physical therapy sessions to medications.

There are many forms of arthritis, and we understand symptoms can affect patients differently. We’re here to listen and provide relief.


Achilles Tendon

The Achilles Tendon is the longest and most powerful tendon in the body but can become inflamed and painful, resulting in Achilles Tendinitis. Prolonged Achilles tendinitis without treatment and diagnosis by podiatrists can result in tearing and weakening of the tendon. Typically, Our podiatrists treat Achilles tendinitis through conservative measures such as stretching, custom orthotics, physical therapy, and X-rays which can be implemented during an office visit.

In some instances, further imaging such as an MRI may be necessary to rule out tearing or fibrosis of the Achilles Tendon. If torn, the Achilles tendon may require surgical repair to ensure the best quality of life for the patient. An evaluation by a doctor is always necessary for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Common symptoms

  • Tenderness
  • Cramping in tendon
  • The tendons just behind your heel become extremely sensitive to the touch
  • A small hard lump (or bone spur) on the back of your heel
  • Morning stiffness and discomfort
  • Pain in the back of the heel
  • Pain that gets worse as you move around
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  • Foot & ankle pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Diabetic foot care
  • Vein & varicose treatments
  • Foot ulcers / warts
  • Foot malformations & anatomic alterations
  • Nail diseases
  • Foot fat grafting
  • General foot & heel pain

Quality Care

Many patients are very concerned about the appearance of their feet and often request surgery to improve the length and alignment of their toes.

We specialize not only in resolving pain but also to achieve a normal looking foot, often carried out under local anesthetic.

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Dr. Camargo is the only foot surgeon in Puerto Vallarta with minimal invasive surgery training.

Foot & Ankle Specialist


  • General Surgeon, Autonomous University of Guadalajara
  • Gradutated at the Monterrey Institute of Podiatry with a post graduate degree in diabetes
  • Fellowship with Dr Stephen Isham (member and Honorary president of the AAFS and creator of several minimal invasive surgery techniques MIS)
  • Training by the Graham Institute in flat foot correction, with the newest prosthesis
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Online Consultation?

If you are not currently in Mexico but would like an online consultation, fill out the form below to set up a meeting. 



Medical Vallarta – Ave Los Tules #116, Díaz Ordaz, Puerto Vallarta


Monday – Friday (9 am – 8:30 pm) Saturday (10 am – 2 pm)

What are Podology and Chiropody?

Both are general services that provide care such as clinical pedicure, reduce of callus, or the use of some device for the comfort of the foot.

They can also detect and prevent, at the early stage, a problem that would require medical care and be treated by a Podiatrist.

Podiatry - USA vs Mexico

In the USA, to become a podiatrist, you must first get a bachelor’s degree and then apply to an accredited podiatric medical college. Your graduate school course of study will take four years, after which you will receive a degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.).

In Mexico, to be a podiatrist, you are required to have graduated as a medical doctor and then take a specialty in podiatry for 2 years. This would involve the study of the foot area and all that involves it’s structure such as the spinal cord, thigh, leg, ankle, nails, circulation and any metabolic things, like diabetes, gout or arthritis.