Doctor Q&A for Dr. David Laha

A female asked:
Dr. David Laha
38 years experience Podiatry
Probably overuse: Anytime you stress the body after periods of inactivity, you can overuse certain structures, ie: muscles, tendons, ligaments. This can lead to irrita ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
38 years experience Podiatry
See your Podiatrist: Most people will have foot problems at some point in their lifetime. Having a doctor that understands the foot and how it functions is important. As ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
38 years experience Podiatry
Joint Adaptation: As the bunion deformity progresses, the articular surface of the metatarsal head shifts laterally(leans toward the second toe). This adaptation develo ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
38 years experience Podiatry
Possibly: This would depend on many factors: severity of the deformity, joint damage, healing ability and planned sports activity. If the articular cartilage o ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Laha
38 years experience Podiatry
See your doctor: There can be a variety of reasons for these symptoms. See your surgeon for evaluation. It is not unusual to have some swelling and discomfort away fro ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Laha
38 years experience Podiatry
Not Unusual: it is not uncommon to have some swelling and discomfort for 4-5 months post surgery. Usually you need to start with wider, softer shoe with a thick s ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
38 years experience Podiatry
Usually not needed: Usually screws are left in unless they are causing you discomfort or your surgeon has a good reason for doing so. Discuss with your surgeon. Dr L
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
38 years experience Podiatry
Not unusual: It is common to have some discomfort and swelling for 4-5 months after foot surgery. Usually it will take a year to go through the complete healing ... Read More
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A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Laha
38 years experience Podiatry
Depends on deformity: Decision to perform surgery depends on a variety of factors. If they bother on a regular basis or limit activity, it is time to consider surgery. Go ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
38 years experience Podiatry
You can't : Bunions are structural deformities secondary to genetics and foot function. Improving foot function with good shoes and supports can help slow down th ... Read More
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