Dr. Tharesh Udupa

Podiatry
Sun City, AZ
24 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

Thursday: Closed
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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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 years experience
Vitamins: Vitamin c and d help with healing. You should also make sure you are having the recommended daily amount of protein.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 years experience
See someone: If you're having pain, get into a physician to be evaluated.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 years experience
Ingrown: Sounds like you have an ingrown nail. You should have a physician check it out.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 years experience
Cardio: It is an aerobic exercise which increases your heart rate.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 years experience
What did you do?: Was there something that started the pain? You should go get checked out.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 years experience
No difference: With training occuring side by side, podiatrists and foot and ankle ortho learn the same techniques. It is usually a personal preference on whom you ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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.
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 years experience
Get checked out: You may need to be seen to make sure that you don't have other health issues which can lead to swollen ankles and feet. Be sure to see your physician... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 years experience
Vascular opinion : You should see a vascular specialist to see how your veins are doing. There are newer procedures that can be performed in office.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 years experience
Biotin: Try increasing the amount of biotin in the diet by adding a supplement or taking a multivitamin with biotin in it. Otherwise visit a podiatrist or de... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 years experience
Be preventative : You can keep on top of athletes foot by checking your feet everyday. Make sure that you dry in between your toes. If you see red dots on the bottom o... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 years experience
Depends: If there is a major reason why you cannot tolerate the procedure in an office then you can have the surgery in the or. Being put to sleep brings in a... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 years experience
Get it checked: Make sure you have a physician do this! there is a high chance of pushing the glass in deeper if this is done at home.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 years experience
Keep an eye on it: Also make sure your tetanus is up to date. You should make sure that the wound does not become infected - so look for signs of redness, pain and swel... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 years experience
Stretch: When wearing heels, the muscles in the front of the leg are working harder. They need to be stretched out and you also need to stretch your calf musc... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 years experience
Fungus: Sounds like you have fungus in the nails and in the feet. You should get it checked out by a doctor.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 years experience
Too short: Sounds like your shoes may be too short. You should always buy shoes at the end of the day since your feet are more swollen then. Also have your feet... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 24 years experience
Get it checked: Probably should be seen and have xrays taken of the ankle to make sure that nothing is going on with the bone.
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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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