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Dr. Tharesh Udupa

Podiatry
Sun City, AZ
23 years experience male

Locations

Banner Boswell Wound Care Center

Sun City, AZ

Address

13203 N 103rd Ave, Suite I-1, Sun City, AZ, US
Directions

My office hours

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

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Medicaid

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Arizona

Bankers Life and Casualty Company

CIGNA Health Care

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

Medicare

Health Net of Arizona

SCAN Health Plan

UnitedHealthcare

Maricopa Podiatry

Surprise, AZ

About

Bio

Practice podiatric medicine and surgery in the Northwest Valley of Phoenix, AZ. Have had my own practice for the past 8 years and counting. I am the only podiatrist in the NW Valley to be affiliated with a wound care center.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Podiatry

Sports Medicine

Wound care

Licenses

United States: Arizona

Doctor Q&A

118 Answers
114 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Conservative care: You should try icing the bottom of your feet and heels at the end of the day. Use a water bottle and put it in the freezer. You also need to stretch ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Slightly possible: If you happen to have a cut in the skin on the bottom of your foot there is a slight chance you could get an infection.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Keep it covered: If it is a deep cut you need to have a physician check it out. If it is superficial use an antibiotic ointment and cover with a band aid until it is ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Check them out: If you need surgery on your foot/ankle, you can see a podiatrist or an ortho foot/ankle surgeon. My suggestion is to check out both types and see who ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Stop: If you find a particular shoe causing pain in your legs knees ankles or feet stop using them. Get yourself checked out to make sure that there is not... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Cardio: It is an aerobic exercise which increases your heart rate.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
OTC vs RX: Over the counter support stockings can give good compression fresh out of the box, but after wearing them for a while you will need to get some new on... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Vitamins: Vitamin c and d help with healing. You should also make sure you are having the recommended daily amount of protein.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Medical grade honey: Medical grade honey has become a useful tool for wound care docs. It helps clean up wth wound and promote healing. It does depend on what is going o... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Depends: If there is limited circulation then it may take a long time to heal. Has there been any vascular studies performed to determine where the blockage is... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Pain?: If there is pain associated with this discrepancy then yes have it checked out. You should still have it checked out of no pain but maybe you can have... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Get it checked: Sounds like you need to have your leg and ankle checked out. If you have a pcp go see them or return to the er.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Ingrown: Sounds like you have an ingrown nail. You should have a physician check it out.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Get it checked: It's always better to have your ankle checked out. If you don't and you have a hairline fracture it could lead to bigger problems if you get back to ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
RICE: Have you rested, elevated and given compression? You should also take Ibuprofen (if you don't have any allergies or side effects to it). Take as dire... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
What did you do?: Was there something that started the pain? You should go get checked out.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
See someone: If you're having pain, get into a physician to be evaluated.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Athlete's foot: You have a fungus infection in the skin of your feet. You should get it checked out and start an antifungal cream.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Both: They actually perform both. They will see patients in the office for clinical podiatry issues or even perform in office procedures. They also perform... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Depends: It depends on the type of wound that is present. If it is a wound close to the surface of the skin, it may help. You should have a physician special... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Physical therapy: You should see your primary care doctor and get a referral to a hands on physical therapist. They can show you great exercises and coach you to make ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Dressings?: Make sure you keep the area moist with some type of dressing. Usually silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) works well for wounds. Make sure you get in an... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Depends: If the ankle is a non-displaced fracture (which means that there is a broken bone, but is essentially in the same place and is in a stable position) t... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Can be related: Because all of the nerves that supply the lower leg come from your spine, if you have an issue or surgery to the spinal area you can have pain down in... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Fast: Ulcers can grow deeper if left untreated. This can lead to deep infections, abscesses, bone infections and eventually gangrene. You should have this... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Nerves: You can cause nerve impairment if you cross your legs for any length of time. You should keep your legs straight or if you cross your legs switch eve... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Sciatica: You may have sciatic pain. You should have your primary care physician check you out. Sometimes a round of therapy helps out.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Get it checked out: You should see a physician and get to the er if there is bright red blood in the stool.
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Get it checked out: You need to make sure that you are not having a blood blot in the leg. You should see a physician soon, go the ER or urgent care to get worked up for... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Get it checked out: You should have it looked at by a physician. You will need xrays to make sure that there is not a broken bone. Make sure to keep up with achilles te... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Get it checked: You need to have a physician check you out. It could be a gall bladder issue but need testing and blood work done.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Slightly: When having flat feet, you will flatten out the arch. Having a higher arch can add maybe a 1/4". So in the grand scheme of things, it probably will n... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Nutrition: You should have a good source of protein intake to help promote wound healing. Also vitamin c and d along with magnesium help.
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Active?: Depends on if your daughter is an active athlete. If her regular doc is familiar with her activities then stick with them. If she only sees her regu... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Wound care center: Are you being treated at a wound care center? At a minimum make sure that you are having your wound being closely monitored by a home health nurse, ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Achilles tendinitis : You need to have a podiatrist check out the problem. You have insertional achilles tendinitis which is causing the pain. Are you stretching before a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Get it checked: Sounds like your heels need to be checked out. If the skin is open like that you are at a higher chance for an infection. For future prevention use... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Depends: If you are not drinking enough water, you could cause cramps. You should also stretch the back of your calf. If you are low in potassium you can als... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Tarsal tunnel : There is condition in the foot and ankle that is called tarsal tunnel. It is in the inside of your ankle and foot and the pain can either shoot into ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Ask around: You should see if your local podiatrist has any deals for cash pay patients.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Depends: You should have ankle pain checked out by a physician to make sure it isn't serious.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
How long has it been: If the surgery has been recent, then you need to give it time. If the surgery has been a while ago, then there is chance it will not resolve. Unfort... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Depends: Are you seeing a similar rash all over your body that you had on your feet? If so then the fungal infection is spreading and you need to get medicati... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Get it checked out.: A stump wound should not be left alone. Get in to see a wound specialist or wound care center. You may have to forego your prosthesis while this is ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Get it checked: Make sure you do not have a blood clot, get yourself to an er to have an ultrasound done immediately.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
FDA approved?: If it isn't fda approved then you will not be able to find it here.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Pump isn't working: If the pump is having a hard time getting the blood into the heart it will end up staying in the dependent areas (ie legs) so one will get swollen leg... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Chemo: Usually chemotherapeutic agents have a side effect of causing nerve issues in the extremities. You should discuss with your wife's oncologist these s... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Elevate: Elevate your feet. Where compression stockings. Limit your salt intake. Move your feet.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Pumice stone: Also add a pumice stone at least once a week to keep those rough areas smooth. Use in the shower or bath.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Udupa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Udupa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your answer, doctor confirms its sciatica.
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It is very painful how can you make it stop hurting I cant stay off my foot stairs hurt the most
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, your answer was very helpfull!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

California College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital
Completed 2001

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Sun City Region, AZ - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Sun City Region, AZ - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Sun City Region, AZ - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Arrowhead hospital
Banner Boswell Medical Center
Banner Del E Webb Medical Ctr
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