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Dr. David Bloome

Orthopedic Surgery
Houston, TX
26 years experience male

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Office

Houston, TX

Address

7401 S. Main, Houston, TX, US
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

UnitedHealthcare

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Bio

I am an orthopaedic surgeon that specializes in the foot and ankle.

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Orthopedic Surgery

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Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

Doctor Q&A

127 Answers
14 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Foot specialist: An orthopaedist (medical doctor), especially one with foot and ankle specialty training, is another good option.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Radiculopathy : Your symptoms may be due to a pinched nerve(s) in your cervical spine that inner cares your arm. If the symptoms persist, i recommend you see your pr... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Pain relief: Epidural steroid injections are recommended to relieve pain from nerve impingement. They are often recommended before surgery. The injections obvio... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Exercise: Exercise combined with a healthy diet including normal amounts of vitamin d and calcium help keep your bones and joints in shape.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Not always needed: I don't typically recommend a specific insert for heeled shoes unless a patient has specific symptoms. If there are symptoms related to the shoes, so... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
A few months: These injuries are similar to medial ankle ligament injuries and may take a few months to heal.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Recurrence?: Pain after ankle pvns could be due to multiple causes. Assuming no surgical complications (infection, nerve injury, etc), pain could be due to recurr... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Many: Assuming your physician has allowed exercises to begin for your fracture, there are many exercises to work on range of motion and strengthening. Some... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Follow up: If you're still having problems, you should seek further evaluation from a foot and ankle specialist. You may also benefit from a physical therapist ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Not uncommon: It's not uncommon to have significant bruising after a severe ankle sprain. This bruising is usually more severe and prolonged when a patient is on a... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: Corns on toes can be caused by extrinsic (shoewear) and/or intrinsic factors. Eliminating tight shoes is the first step. Corn care with shaving, soa... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Most likely: This problem is caused by nerve compression from the increased pressure on the forefoot. This problem usually resolves over time with removal of the ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Cartilage problem: Without an injury, your symptoms are most likely due to cartilage damage (articular and/or meniscal). I recommend an evaluation by an orthopedic surg... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: A twisting injury to the foot can certainly damage ligaments along with tendons, bone and cartilage. If the pain warrants, i recommend you see an ort... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Spine fracture: A vertebral fracture is a broken bone in a vertebral body of the spine. The treatment (surgical vs. Nonoperative) depends on the location and type of... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: Long toes are usually not an issue unless there is associated pain or shoewear problems. If long, slender fingers are also seen, sometimes connective... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Tight shoewear can compress superficial nerves in the foot, causing numbness to the toes. This problem is typically reversible if the ill fitting sh... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Not likely: An isolated nondisplaced distal fibula fracture is a stable injury. The treatment is pain control and activities as tolerated with or without ankle s... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Plantar fasciitis?: The most common causes of heel pain are plantar fasciitis (bottom of heel) and achilles problems (back of heel). I recommend an evaluation by a healt... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Not uncommon: It's not uncommon to have some pain in the legs after starting a new exercise routine. Make sure you have a good pair of running shoes. If the pain ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Further evaluation : Most lateral ankle sprains heal within 6 weeks. If symptoms persists or worsen, an evaluation with possible further imaging studies is recommended.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Medial ankle injury?: An unstable distal fibula fracture typically means that there is further injury to the medial ankle (fracture or ligament damage) that renders the ank... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Pain: Pain, swelling, bruising and (sometimes) deformity can be present with an ankle fracture.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: There are many different treatment options for a fractured ankle ranging from nonoperative to operative. The treatment depends on the type and stabil... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Decrease swelling: Elevation helps to decrease the swelling and subsequent pain associated with a fracture.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Typically 3 months: Fractures typically take around 3 months to heal; however, depending on the specific bone and circumstances around the fracture, recovery can sometime... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Pain relief: Motrin can help for pain relief but will not help for symptoms of instability from ligament damage. If you continue to have pain and/or ankle instabi... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Injury: A 'twisted' ankle really just describes the mechanism of injury. An ankle sprain usually refers to injury of the ankle ligaments whereas a 'broken' a... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Maybe: If you are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, the foot joints and ankle can be affected. If you are having any pain or swelling in your joints, a r... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: The implants used to stabilize a fractured ankle are made to stay in the body forever. The implants, however, are sometimes removed if there are prob... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: It is definitely possible for a patient to heal a midfoot fracture without going to a doctor, but i would definitely recommend an evaluation by a doct... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: Ankle sprain treatment varies depending on the severity of the injury. Some minor sprains do not need any medical treatment. On the other hand, if y... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: The complete healing depends on the type of fracture around the knee (femur, tibia, patella?). Fractures typically take around 3 months to heal, but ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends on type: There are many types of ankle fractures ranging from stable to unstable. Stable fracture patterns allow patients, when comfortable, to weightbear an... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Not really: There is no sports-specific ankle brace, but different sports (and different positions within the same sport) lend themselves to different types of br... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Level of pain: A stable, nondisplaced arm fracture may present similar to a severe contusion. Typically, a fracture will hurt for a longer period of time. Also, a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Assuming a distal radius fracture has healed without complications, you should be able to return to all pre-injury activities.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Most hand fractures are immobilzed in a splint, cast or brace.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Typically rib fractures are very painful, and sometimes the only treatment (assuming no pulmonary issues) is pain control with medication and occasion... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Rheumatologist : I recommend you see a rheumatologist for evaluation of tour joint complaints. A rheumatologist will review your history and perform a physical exam. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Possibly: The two main problems that affect the big toe are bunions and arthritis (hallux rigidus). Exam and xrays can help elucidate the problem.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Usually: Depends on the type of pelvic fracture and treatment required. At the least, therapy for gait training is usually recommended. Sometimes more involv... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
An hour: The actual procedure takes approximately one hour. The recovery takes a few months.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends : One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. A classic symptom for this problem is pain when first standing on the foot in the m... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Many causes: If multiple joints are hurting and swelling without an injury, i recommend an evaluation by your primary care provider. An orthopedist and/or rheumat... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Answer: If the pain, weakness and or numbness cannot be controlled with pain medication, stretching exercises, and other nonoperative management, i recommend ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: It really depends on what type of surgery is performed. If the tendon is debrided, the recovery can be as quick as 4-6 weeks. If more extensive work... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Sprains: There are no specific injuries related to high heels, but sprains can certainly occur if there is any instability and imbalance when wearing heels.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Typically not: In fact, after the initial injury, an acl tear does not usually cause much pain. Instability is the main complaint with an isolated acl tear.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Bag, cast guards: Depending on the type of immobilization you have and the recommendations of your physician, a well sealed garbage bag or specially made cast guard (on... Read More

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Mar 5, 2013
I have referred my patient to Dr. Bloom for the .past five years. He is very knowledgeable and caring professional with excellent bedside manners. He has excellent surgical skills and his outcomes a...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bloome is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bloome is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! But pain is a day to day constant. Pain. Every day and the rest of my body is sore also. All joints..
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

University of New Mexico Hospital

Awards

AOA, Phi Beta Kappa
Top Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Second Place, National - Winter
2013
Top Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, First Place, Texas - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
Harris County Medical Society
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