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Dr. Christopher Pappas

Podiatry
Fort Lauderdale, FL
15 years experience male

Locations

Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Address

5597 N Dixie Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
Directions

Fax

(954) 489-4596

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Aetna

Cigna

Tricare

Medicare

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

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

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

43 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Less salt: Elevation helps, but a low sodium diet is better.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Foot bone: The talus is a foot bone that makes up one of three bones in the ankle joint, along with the tibia and fibula. Severe fractures of this bone are serio... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Seek treatment: Numbness in the toes is not normal and may indicate an injury to a nerve or compression of a nerve- seek treatment.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
See a doctor: If you have pain after hiking you may have some underlying pathology causing that pain it is best to be seen and evaluated by a foot specialist soon.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Arthritis?: This is a common area affected by arthritis, but you would need to be seen by the specialist.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Have seen a Dr?: Constant pain is not normal you should followup with your foot doctor.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Seek treatment : If you haven't or currently not under the care of a foot and ankle specialist, seek treatment. You should be properly evaluated and appropriately trea... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Probable sprain: Without a proper evaluation, it's hard to say- but sounds like a sprained ankle- which responds well to rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Depend... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
RICE: Depending on your diagnosis: rest, ice, compression, and elevation generally work well.
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
See a foot doctor: Neuroma pain responds well to wider shoes, ice, anti-inflammatories, and use of a metatarsal pad to offload the ball of the foot.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Depends on how bad: Go see a local podiatrist, in mean time rest, ice, and elevate.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
See a podiatrist: You may need the nail removed if there is significant bleeding under the nail and/or a laceration to the nail bed. You might need an xray to see if th... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
See ur pediatrician: Could be a sign of infection, should be taken to his pediatrician asap.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Not all the time: Custom orthotics are made from a mould of your foot and are made just for you, whereas over-the-counter orthotics are made for the average person.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Yes and no: Sesamoiditis refers to inflammation and pain in the sesamoid bones- two small bone within the flexor tendon underneath the first metatarsal bone of th... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
No: Achilles tendonitis responds well to rest, doing the activity that may have caused the condition may prolong its course.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Yes: A claw toe deformity can cause increased pressure on the nail when walking and/or wearing shoes because of the altered position of the toe.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Bunion: A bunion is a term to describe malalignment of your big toe joint, it appears as a large bump on the outside of the joint, it is a combination of a bo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
One prescribed by Dr: Usually a brace dispensed and prescribed by your doctor- in our clinic athletes respond well to the velocity ankle brace or a similar figure of 8 lace... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
X-ray: Have a podiatrist take an xray.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Common problem: Its common to have swelling during and/or after a flight- mostly related to the air cabin pressure and sitting with legs dependent (or hanging down) f... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
No: Both a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon and an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon can operate on your foot, it's up to you to determine their experienc... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Yes: When plantarflexing the foot you are using both your gastrocnemius and soleus muscles in your calf.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Increased pressure: Flat feet cause abnormal pressures on areas of the foot not designed to handle increased load during weightbearing, metatarsal stress fractures are th... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
It's not your spur: Most heel pain is a result of plantar fasciitis, close to 85-90% of people get better with conservative treatment which includes: rest, achilles tendo... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Ankle pain: It could be a number of reasons, possibly tendinitis, posterior ankle impingement, or tight achilles tendon- get evaluated by a foot and ankle special... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Google: Search for a podiatrist in your area either on the web or talk to friends for recommendations. You can always ask your primary care doctor for a refer... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
See a podiatrist: Signs of infection are redness, swelling, and drainage from the nail fold- see a podiatrist for proper treatment.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Can be harmful: Walking only on the ball of foot can lead to foot pain or a condition called metatarsalgia. It can also lead to painful blisters and/or calluses, som... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Elevate: The cause of your swelling needs to be determined, seek treatment with a specialist. Compression stockings are helpful as well as compression pump the... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Ankle sprain: Severly inverting or everting your ankle or rotating around a planted foot can tear your ankle ligaments.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
See a specialist: You need to see a foot and ankle specialist, podiatrist or orthopedic foot and ankle. Sometimes heel fractures can be subtle and easily missed on x-r... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Yes!: Google the american podiatric medicine association (apma) you'll find more information on the role a podiatrist plays in public health.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Be examined...: He may need further evaluation with advanced imaging such as an MRI or ct scan to evaluate for an osteochondral lesion.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Can be several: Tendonitis, capsulitis, and stress fractures are a few.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
See a specialist: You should seek treatment with a foot and ankle specialist soon, open cuts with foreign objects in them can cause serious infections. Don't wait.
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Yes: You should be evaluated, neuropathy is common in patients with diabetes.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Pain: Complications associated with neuroma excision include increased pain, stump neuroma, continued numbness to toes, loss of sensation to name a few.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Depends...: 6-8 weeks on average but depending on the nature of your injury sometimes longer.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
See a specialist: You should see a doctor, an x-ray can be done to evaluate for a fracture.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
A custom brace: A standard ankle foot orthoses (afo) is a custom-moulded brace made from a mould of your foot and ankle fabricated with a light weight durable plastic... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Yes: With properly fitted shoes walking is not a problem after an amputation of the hallux.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Podiatry 15 years experience
Not sure?: Not enough information to answer your question, but any pain that last for more than 7-10 days that doesn't get better with rice: rest, ice, conpressi... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Pappas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pappas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you i have had 2 surgerys to remove neuroma of index finger
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 2007MD

Awards

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