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Dr. Oliver Wang

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Burbank, CA
11 years experience male

Locations

Office

Burbank, CA

Address

241 W. Olive Ave, Burbank, CA
Directions

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Insurances accepted

United healthcare

Blue Cross of California

Blue Shield of California

About

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.

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

Podiatry

Languages spoken

English, Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

170 Answers
145 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Yes: It would work the same for any nails. It isn't the one i would recommend however you can use it. I prefer formula 3 or renewed nail.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Posterior tibial: Tendinitis is most likely. You need better supportive shoes and inserts like super feet. When your feet flatten it causes strain on this tendon causin... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Orthotics: Achilles tendonitis is a mechanical problem as much as it is an overuse injury. First make sure you have supportive running shoes. If shoes are older ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Not normal: Its over 6 months old the fractures should be healed. Where is the numbness? Was surgery performed. You need to see a specialist for further workup.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Normal: Findings at 5 weeks. Ankle fracture will take at least 2 months to heal. Darkness due to swelling leaving iron deposits tinting the skin. Numbness fro... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Follow up: With your surgeon. Have you had physical therapy? Need to stretch your achilles tendon and calf muscles. Also a custom orthotic will help support the... Read More
A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Painful feet: Ball of foot pain indicates lack of support in your arch from your shoes and sandals. As a result there is more pressure on the ball of your feet. Y... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Seek help: Random big toe pain if severe can mean you are having a gout attack. Usually comes on overnight. See your internist or foot specialist.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Achilles tendonitis: First, it is due to overuse so the first thing you need to do is to stop the activity and rest the tendon. Ice is helpful to reduce inflammation. An... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Cut out or laser: Freezing warts are helpful if the lesions are small and shallow. Deep seeded warts which have been there for a long time will not go away with freezi... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
X-ray: If your achilles tendon was ruptured and repaired with a metal anchor in the heel bone, an x-ray can verify whether the position has been compromised.... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Go now: It is important to assess whether the toe is straight or crooked. If crooked, it may need to be reset. Go to the doctor to get a xray to see. In th... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Fall, car accident: Midfoot fractures are usually high velocity injuries caused by falls and car accidents. If you are hit by a car behind your car your foot may hit the... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Plantar fasciitis : Most common cause for heel and foot pain is plantar fasciitis which is an inflammed fascia or ligament that supports your arch. It originates in the ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Flat feet: If you lack arch support you will get pain in the bottom of the foot with walking. The pain is caused by both muscle fatigue in the arch and fascial ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Many ways: Heels spurs are created when too much tension is placed on the plantar fascia which creates inflammation at the origin on the heel bone. The inflamma... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Depends: Usually, acute achilles tendon injuries should improve in 3 weeks. However, treatment requires a period of strict non weight bearing and possibly phy... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Depends: If you are having so much pain that you limb than yes, you need a week of rest. However, if you are not limping than you can continue walking but do ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
No: Shoes will not help, however night splints which help keep the plantar fascia stretched out may help keep the tissue loose and prevent first step in t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
See specialist: Corns inside calluses can be warts. Removing the calluses may not solve your pain. You need to see dermatologist or foot specialist for help. Avoid ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Low heel shoe: Birkenstock sandals usually have low heel cushion meaning your heel is closer to the ground. As a result, there is tension on your achilles tendon. ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Possible fungus: Dry cracked heels could be a sign of a fungal infection. Other causes include constantly wearing open heeled shoes. You can try otc Lamisil (terbina... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
See Orthotist: New materials that are lighter and thinner can be made to support drop foot. For example, carbon fiber braces can be thin, strong, and light. The br... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Cut out or laser: Traditionally, surgical excision is most effective. New technology allows us to laser the warts off.
A 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Compression stocking: Swollen ankles may be a result of high blood pressure or varicose veins or both. Other things to consider are any tendonitis or shin splint pains. I... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Depends: Teens with flat feet may not complain of pain because they are so flexible however when start playing organized sports they can become more symptomati... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Yes: Foot pain due to walking barefoot is due to lack of support in your arch. You need to support the arch to reduce pressure on the arch and the ball of... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Depends: Depends on the height of the heel and how often you wear them and how the shoes are designed. If too high a heel then there is more stress on the ball... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Capsulitis : Common cause of 2nd toe pain is due to too much stress on the ball of the 2nd toe. This can cause swelling in this joint causing pain. Treatment incl... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Depends: Treatment will depend on location of the fracture and whether it is displaced or not. Generally if the fracture is non displaced than treat in a cast... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Can't run: Pain in these areas may mean your shoes are not supporting you. If it hurts or prevents you from running. It can be serious. You may see your foot spe... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Depends: If the scar is thick than cortisone injection or topical steroid can be applied. If a nerve is caught in the scar than physical therapy or surgery may... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Green neon: The best support will come from the neon green inserts. It can be confusing since there are so many variations and each color represents a different ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
About 2-3 months: Ankle fractures require bone healing which can take 8 weeks to heal. Depending on what type of ankle fracture ie. Trimalleolar fractures, it may take... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Yes, Sort of: Because you have flat feet, there is more torque placed on the achilles tendon causing soreness of the calf and possible achilles tendinitis. In addi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Depends: On the severity of the injury and the amount of swelling. Achilles tendinitis is difficult to treat because of low blood flow through the tendon abov... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Cuboid peroneal symp: If you twist your foot on a curb or wear flip flops a lot on concrete, you may be experiencing a subluxed cuboid bone. This occurs when your arch is ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
No: Plantar plate ruptures usually can be repaired with just repairing the defect with suture. It usually does not require synthetic ligaments to repair.... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Rest: Allow the surgically repaired bone to heal requires rest. Too much swelling and movement may disturb healing and can add stress to the blood supply to... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
See specialist: Is your fracture not healing or has it healed in a bad position? If bone hasnt healed you may need a bone stimulator. Get ct scan and see foot specia... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Not comfortably: A short or tight achilles tendon condition makes it difficult to walk barefoot. In order to keep heels on the ground you need to pronate or flatten yo... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Foot slapping when : Walking caused by weakness of anterior ankle muscle groups. Weakness or paralysis of these muscles causes feet to trip or drag when walking. An poste... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Stretching to keep: Achilles' tendon loose is important to prevent a sore tendon. Equally as important are supportive running shoes like a stability or antipronation shoe... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Keep moving: Blood clots form when you keep still for long stretches of time like being bed bound. You need to keep moving your legs. You should swim or ride a b... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Orthotics: Orthotics will support your arch and reduce pain in the heel, arch and ball of foot. It will also keep the posterior tibial tendon and achilles' tendo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Yes it's likely: Provided the surgery went well and you have good alignment of the fractured bones, you should eventually be able to walk and run without a limp. But y... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Broken bones in : Your feet. It can also mean a collapsed arch but the also is due to a mid foot fracture.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Need orthotics : To stabilize the posterior tibial tendon. Your feet are over pronating or collapsing causing stress on this muscle. Motion control or stability shoes... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Depends: It depends on the extent of the injury. The tendon has a delicate blood supply. Smoking can slow healing by reducing blood flow to the injured site. I... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Oliver Wang
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Vasospasm: Your blood vessels are sensitive to cold. Cold weather causes compression of blood vessels away from the body like finger tips and toes cause purple b... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 26, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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I think you are right. I will schedule an appointment with a foot specialist ASAP. It's really affecting me worse each day. Thank you very m
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks so much I think I need to see another Dr.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Guess it's time to say goodbye to the flip flops

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

California College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 2011MD

Awards

Top Podiatrist, Third Place, California - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Providence st joseph medical center
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