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Dr. Mathew John

Podiatry
Marietta, GA
24 years experience male

Locations

Ankle & Foot Centers PC

Marietta, GA

Address

2790 Sandy Plains Rd, Suite 300, Marietta, GA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Humana

United healthcare

Coventry Health Care

About

Bio

Dr. Mathew John is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr John graduated from Augusta State University, Augusta, Georgia with an undergraduate degree in Biology. He received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine in Chicago. Dr. John completed a 3 year Podiatric Surgical Residency at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He served as Chief Resident and trained in forefoot and reconstructive rearfoot surgery as well as diabetic wound care and limb salvage.

Specialties
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Podiatry

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

Licenses

United States: Georgia

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

103 Answers
24 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Soft tissue mass: A "lump" can either be soft tissue or often bone. You should have an xray and/or MRI to determine what the lump is. Your foot/ankle specialist is the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Ice and ibuprofen: Typically when on vacation many folks walk more than they are used to and that can cause foot pain. Typically it is plantar fascitis and ice and an an... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Yes: Hammertoe surgery is a common surgical procedure that has helped patients get relief from painful contracted hammertoe deformities to their toes. Surg... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Use a Dynasplint: I fit all my patients with a dynasplint toe unit postoperatively who need increased range of motion. In a published paper we demonstrated that with a ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Foot & ankle doc: Your best choice is to see a podiatrist or and orthopedic foot & ankle doctor. They both have specialized training and see Achilles tendon problem... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Need an Xray: A direct impact to an ankle can result in a fracture and the only way to truly evaluate for a fractured ankle is an x-ray. Just because a person can ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Bad enough: A midfoot sprain can be difficult to recover from. You need to have it evaluated to make sure the common ligament (Lisfranc) isn't damaged. See a foot... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Several diagnoses: A knot on top of the foot can be anything from a soft tissue mass to a simple ganglion cyst to an abscess. If there is pain involved you need to be ev... Read More
A 88-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Many reasons possibl: A bruised swollen toe can occur due to an injury such as a contusion or a fracture. Infection can also cause swelling and a bruised feeling, commonly ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
See foot specialist: Bunions can occur early in life and are typically hereditary. As you age bunions continue to worsen. Often they are not painful in the beginning but e... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
No: A puncture wound to the foot often can get severely infected. You need to be evaluated and determine if there is any residual foreign body from the pu... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Yes: A fracture of the foot is treated depending on the severity of the fracture and location of the fracture. Often a stress fracture can be treated nonsu... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Not much: While you are in the cast, your ankle will get stiff due to the lack of movement. The best way to prevent the stiffness from continuing after the cast... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
A podiatric surgeon: If you have no feeling in your 'broken toe' you need to be evaluated by a board certified podiatric surgeon. If there is a vascular compromise or nerv... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
See a foot specialis: If you think you fractured your heel you should have an xray to confirm the fracture. Often heel fracture occur after falling from a height often from... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Yes: Under the care of a foot specialist, bleomycin has been used to treat difficult plantar warts. But if misused, bleomycin can have severe side effects.... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Be on the safe side: After an ankle injury you should see an orthopedist or a board certified podiatrist to make determine the severity of you injury. Often fractures can ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Many: There are numerous treatment methods for relieving plantar fasciitis. These vary from stretching, orthotics, nightsplints, cortisone injections, shock... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Swim: Achilles tendonitis can be aggravated with running, walking, stairmaster, aerobic exercises. Swimming is an excellent way to get cardio exercise in wh... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Honey!: Manuka honey has been used as a natural remedy for diabetic ulcers and has shown in clinical studies to have antibacterial properties. Of course with ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Depends: Bunion surgery often takes at least 3 months of recovery but in some cases 6 months. If you have not been through physical therapy following your surg... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
3 months on average: Ankle fractures can vary on severity but typically most fractures heal within 3 months. But often for severe fractures it can take 6 months to a year ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
See a foot doctor: Foot pain that is severe enough that it becomes unbearable should be evaluated by a foot specialist to provide a proper diagnosis and treatment regime... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Multiple treatments: Plantar fascitis is complex condition that can be treated with simple stretching but in severe cases may require surgery. Typical treatments include: ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
1: Severs disease is really not a 'disease' at all. It simply refers to growth plate pain that occurs in the heel of a child. It can occur in children us... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Prevention: Diabetic ulcers can occur when diabetics have neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy occurs when the diabetes is poorly controlled and results in a loss of p... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Need an xray: An xray by your foot specialist is the best way to determine if you have a stress fracture to the heel. Often stress fractures take up to 14 days to s... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Have it evaluated: Ankle swelling especially only on one ankle is indicative of some inflammatory process: arthritis, tendonitis, fracture, sprain, or synovitis just to ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Have an xray done: Ankle sprain often result in fractures of the ankle. An xray is the only way to determine if your fibula is fractured. You should see podiatric or ort... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Ask your doctor: Your podiatrist should have provided you with post-procedure instructions on aftercare. Typically you would need to soak your foot in epsom salt soaks... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
No: Metatarsalgia is a general diagnosis for pain to the bottom forefoot. If you have no symptoms to your foot you likely do not have metatarsalgia.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Check the nerve: Make sure the pain is actually coming from the vein. It more than likely is coming from the nerve on the side of the ankle which is a condition called... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
No: Postop buninonectomy pain is typical and if vicodin is not helping then you need to call your doctor and see if there is an alternative pain medicatio... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Depends: The use of crutches depends on the type of bunionectomy performed. Often most bunionectomy procedures are stable enough to walk on after surgery altho... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Early arthritis: Often pain to the great toe joint is associated with a decreased range of motion to the joint. The great toe joint is where your typical 'bunion' occu... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Depends: If you are performing squats then yes you should stop because this would cause stress to the achilles tendon. Other weight training such as leg lifts ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Go to the doctor: Often, chronic pain from an ankle sprain can occur if not treated properly and quickly enough. I would have your ankle evaluated, xray or MRI and you ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
YES!!: You should definitely call your doctor if you have a fever after a bunionectomy. Often fever is a sign of infection. Don't delay!
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Unknown: Often heel pain requires a combination of different treatments. There is not a single 'silver bullet' for heel pain, although some may only need to st... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Only if painful: If you are 27 and have bunions the decision to have surgery should be for pain relief and not for cosmetic reasons. Often patients with bunions have d... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Bruising: Purple or bluish discoloration to the ankle area often is associated with bruising of the surrounding soft tissue. If the area is not associated with ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Foot & Ankle doctor: Achilles tendonitis is treated under the specialities of podiatry and orthopedic foot/ankle doctors. There are various treatment method and achilles t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
NSAIDs: Often acute gout symptoms can be resolved with a strong anti-inflammatory medication such as indomethacin. If you have chronic gout you may need to be... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Multiple reasons: Swelling of the the ankles can be as simple as mild inflammation or complex as a biomechanical deformity of the foot/ankle. See a foot/ankle specialis... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Call your doctor: Blisters can form from friction from the cast and/or infection. You absolutely need to contact your surgeon and have them evaluate the foot and cast.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Get an xray: Often if toes are turning out or deviating you should seek a foot/ankle surgeon and get an xray. If the toes are becoming hammertoes, this condition o... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Loss of motion: If you can't wear heels after bunion surgery often the reason is that the great toe joint does not have enough range of motion. After a bunionectomy s... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
Steroid cream: Contact dermatitis can result from clothing, shoewear or 'contact' with an aggravating substance/material. I would first change shin guards to avoid f... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
No: First, a bunion is not going to be located in your 'small toe' but a Tailors bunion can be located at the joint just behind the small toe called the 5... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
NO: First you need to have your ankle examined and xrayed. Often i see patient's who 'sprained' their ankle and then an xray shows that they in fact fract... Read More

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Jun 1, 2013
Dr John has been known as one of the best surgeons in his field and has been an inspiration and mentor to young physicians and surgeons. I highly endorse him without reservations.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. John is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. John is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I hadn't even thought of a foot/ankle dr. I've just seen my primary. Thank you so much!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks allot, who used alcohol injections. Please.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks! I think I will make another appointment.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

National Naval Medical Center / Baltimore VA Medical Center

Awards

Top Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Third Place, National - Summer
2013
Top Podiatrist, First Place, Georgia - Spring
2015
Top Podiatrist, First Place, Georgia - Spring
2017

Affiliations

American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
American Podiatric Medical Association
American Board Of Foot And Ankle Surgery- Diplomate
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