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Your first step towards beautiful, pain-free feet.

Feet for Life Podiatry Centers are one of the top-ranked foot and ankle practices in the Midwest, specializing in both surgical and nonsurgical procedures to relieve your pain and give you beautiful, functional feet with minimal downtime or discomfort.

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What We Value

Living Metal-Free — Nearly all of our surgical procedures use our removable SafetyFix EasyOut Bone Screw so that no painful hardware or metal is permanently left behind in your body. This minimizes the risk of any short and long-term health issues.

Value-Based Treatments — Our goal is to fix your feet for good, not just keep you coming back for ongoing maintenance. Having a value-based approach also means that you know what your
treatments cost upfront — no hidden fees or surprise bills.

Improving Your Quality of Life — Imagine waking up with no foot pain, going on a long run again, or finally buying those shoes you’ve had your eye on. Our treatments are designed to relieve your pain and embarrassment so you can get back to enjoying the things you’ve been missing.

Meet Our Doctors: Best Foot Orthopedic Surgeons in St. Louis, MO

Michael H. Horwitz, DPM

Feet for Life Medical Director


  • Cosmetic Foot Surgeon
  • Bunion and toe deformities
  • Flat foot correction
  • Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis
  • Neuroma Surgery

As one of the leading podiatrists in the country and top podiatric surgeon in the Midwest, patients have traveled from all over the country and internationally to have their foot correction surgery done by Dr. Horwitz. With more than 35 years of experience and 400+ bunion surgical procedures completed every year, Dr. Horwitz has spent the majority of his career practicing and perfecting bunion and forefoot corrections. But it’s his patient’s results — the transformation of someone’s feet or the stories of teenagers finally getting off the couch to play outside — that drives him to bring joy back into the lives of his patients and improve their quality of life. He truly believes that no one should be slowed down by foot pain or embarrassment.

Dr. Horwitz is also the founder and inventor of SafetyFix Medical Technologies, the removable hardware that’s used in the Keyhole Bunion Surgery at Feet for Life.

Originally from St Louis, he’s married, a father of 3, an avid sports enthusiast, and enjoys writing/recording music and playing guitar when he’s not practicing medicine or spending time
with his family.

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Master Surgeon and Instructor for GraMedica International
  • Former Residency Director of DePaul Surgical Residency Program
  • Director of MidCounty Surgery Center, an AAAHC certified surgery center
  • Inventor of SafetyFix Medical Technologies, EasyOut removable hardware
  • Creator of CleanSpa, a medical spa experience for your hands and feet

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Nirali Shah, DPM, Board-Certified Podiatrist

Board Qualified American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. ABFAS Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Qualified. Specialties include Bunion Correction, Ankle Pain, Flatfoot Correction, and Tendonitis.

Dr. Shah specializes in both non-surgical and surgical treatments of the foot and ankle. She is a compassionate and informative doctor. Dr. Shah will explain your condition and treatment plan so that together you can make the best decisions for your foot care. Being a former chief resident, she recognizes the importance of good communication to achieve optimal treatment results.


CleanSpa is an eco-friendly medical spa experience for your hands and feet. Here, foot health meets beauty.

Created by Dr. Horwitz, CleanSpa lives up to its name by offering the experience of a luxurious nail salon in a clean, health-conscious spa atmosphere. From the medical grade sterilization
techniques to the environmentally friendly products we use, you can relax knowing that your health is our #1 priority.

  • Medically certified nail technicians
  • Clean spa environment
  • Toxin-free products
  • On-site podiatry care