Dr. Marc Tressler

Orthopedic Surgery
Bristol, VA
male

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Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

Surgery - Trauma

Licenses

United States: Tennessee

Languages spoken

English

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90 Answers
44 Agrees
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Stretch: Sounds like piriformis syndrome. Hard to describe the stretches. Go on-line and search stretching or physical therapy for piriformis tightness or sy... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Resume: Once your liver function tests normalize you should be free of exercise restrictions. Resume exercise.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
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Seek Orthopod : Depending on your particular form of pathology, bracing, injection of corticosteroid, ankle debridement, ankle fusion, or ankle replacement are option... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Time: This just represents form of a bruise created by injury to small vessels (capillaries). The hemorrhage products will be broken down and reabsorbed by... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Ignore: Most people with osteoporosis are smokers, have inadequate vitamin D3 intake, or both.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
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Yes and no: Most people incorrectly believe that popping or cracking knuckles causes arthritis. This is not true. However, popping joints can cause soft tissue ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Not physiologic: No direct relation between claw toes and loose shoes. Claw toes are caused by chronic overuse of the toe extensors to aid in ankle dorsiflexion. Thi... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Ignore: Stay active. Low impact regular exercise prevents stiffness associated with arthritic joints.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Help: Aspirin is a form of an anticoagulant that lessens the chance of a blood clot. However, the most important thing you can do is make sure that you don... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on cause: If it is pure postural kyphosis with no wedging of any of the spinal (vertebrae) segments, then core strengthening an postural retraining should corre... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Knee hyper extension is usually due contractures of the hamstring muscles, the calf muscles, or both. When these muscle groups are tight the knee hyp... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Wait ; See: Many chemotherapy treatments can cause peripheral neuropathy. This is the name given to your condition. It may or may not resolve. Nerve problems a... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Whey protein is stable if frozen for 24-48 hours. After 48 hours, there can be detrimental effects on quality. Prepare shakes night before use and y... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
See spine specialist: I would get an evaluation from a spine surgeon, either orthopaedic or neurosurgeon. They can evaluate you properly and treat you with either therapy,... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Propagation: Fractures can propagate from extra articular to intra articular during the post-traumatic period if they are subjected to untoward stresses. The bone... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Common: When the discoid meniscus is debrided to make a semilunar shape, the contour of the edges tend to be irregular. This makes the popping sound more lik... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Get Evaluated: This injury could be into the joint. If so, it may need to have surgery to prevent long-term problems. My suspicion is that the on call doctor was a... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Supplement: You may try Nitric Oxide supplements typically available at most health and fitness stores.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Follow directions: This injury can be unstable and proper immobilization will potentially avoid otherwise unnecessary surgery. My opinion is that your orthopedic surgeon... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Semantics: I've treated lots of rotator cuffs over the years and never used that description, but i would assume this is someone trying to describe the location ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Why?: You are describing fibular hemimelia or congenitally absent fibulae. This is not a life threatening condition, just a limb growth problem. Why would... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Circulatory or neuro: This could be problem with terminal circulation (most distant from heart on limbs). Two causes that come to mind are smokers with underlying disease ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Bursitis, Arthritis: If i understand correctly, you have lateral hip pain and groin pain both. Lateral hip pain can be trochanteric bursitis. Groin pain is most classica... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Some relation: Muscle mass has to do with hypertrophy of muscle fibers. Muscle fiber hypertrophy has more to do with the consistency of training routine, not single... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Possibilities many: There are so many possibilities, but the top three would be leukemia, osteoarthritis, and chronic effects from injury. See your primary care physicia... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Have hope: You need to stretch hamstrings and calves multiple times per day. I recommend 3-5 times stretching each day. You don't need to get crazy about how m... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Evaluation needed: Any time there are swollen lymph nodes one should have concern. Could be mastitis, and needs treatment. You need further evaluation by a doctor.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Likely bursa: Think you nailed the diagnosis. The infrapatellar bursa can get irritated and swell with increased squatting, kneeling, or crawling. Bursal tissue is... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Take it easy: Healing rotator cuff tears without surgery can be difficult. The tenets of conservative care are a structured physical therapy program, antiinflammat... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Most likely you can have one screw removed without jeopardizing the stability of the plate or the repair.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Inflammation: The exercise may have irritated the joints because of the repetitive motion, then going into the hot tub increases the swelling even further.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Flexibility Issue: There are 2 reasonably unique muscles in the lower body- the hamstrings and calves (gastrocnemius). What makes them unique is that these two muscles ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Sleeping position: The most likely cause is sleeping on the arm wrong. This may cause reversible nerve issues from a compressive force. This has been called "saturday ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Can be: You may be thinking of the referred pain to one's left arm as a sign of a heart attack? This typically is not in 26 y/o females, but if you have ches... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
2 things more likely: Based on your description, the 2 most likely causes are ac joint arthritis or biceps tendonitis. Certainly it would be best to be evaluated by an ort... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Sciatica: As you have described, my first diagnosis would be sciatic nerve irritation, or sciatica. Many times this can be easily treated with physical therapy... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
DeQuervain's: This is tenosynovitis of the first dorsal compartment of the wrist. You have basically performed a finkelstein test. Go see your orthopaedic surgeon... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: The ilizarov method is one form of limb alignment surgery. It is labor intensive, with a high infection rate, but it works! performed this surgery f... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Not flexible: This description sounds to me like you have an issue with flexibility in your hamstrings, calves, low back, or all three. This lack of flexibility wi... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Give it time : Typically a bruised coccyx is painful for several weeks. It can become tipped or fractured. If you have trouble with bowel movements, you may want a... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Rest: Probably too much stress on your mid foot or arch causing a sprain. This can be treated with rest and proper arch support in your shoes. At times, t... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Arthritis: An acetabulum fracture is a hip joint fracture. By definition, all joint fractures are subject to post-traumatic arthritis. Groin pain is how hip ar... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: A weber b fracture is at to slightly above the level of the distal tibia and fibula joint, and should be considered extra articular. Depending on the... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Probably not: More likely a synovial cyst from a labral tear. Also could be polyvillonodular synovitis. This is somewhat more problematic, but not life threatenin... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
You're too tight: This is simply a lack of flexibility in your hamstring and calf muscles. You need to stretch both muscle groups in both legs 3-5 times daily, 1 repet... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic F;A doc: I am biased, as a fellowship-trained foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon, but an orthopedic surgeon can give a more comprehensive evaluation. Most foot... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Why wait?: This does not sound like it is likely to be a serious problem. However, if it concerns you enough to ask, get it checked out by your primary care pro... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Could be: This could describe inflammatory arthritis or degenerative arthritis. However, when i read this short description, i think of carpal tunnel as a plau... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: A 4th metacarpal fracture is much more forgiving than a 2nd or 3rd. The 4th can accept more angulation without causing functional problems. The bigg... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: A surgically reconstructed acl should support all straight line activities without issue. Running does not put the knee at risk, except maybe difficu... Read More
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Mar 23, 2014
I would like to welcome Dr Tressler to Healthtap. He is clearly already an asset. He provides informative accurate, information to the public. I endorse Dr. Tressler.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tressler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tressler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! When I visit my pcp, I will see what can be done about it. Blessings!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks very much. I couldn't afford xrays but my elbow is much better.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have booked appt with my pcp based on your relpy, thank you

Awards

Top Orthopedic Surgeon, Third Place, National - Spring
2014
Thought Leader, Third Place, Virginia - Spring
2014
Top Doctor, Third Place, Virginia - Spring
2014
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