Dr. Wenjay Sung

Podiatry
Arcadia, CA
16 years experience male

Locations

Cambridge Foot and Ankle Associates

Orange, CA

Address

1038 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross of California

HealthPartners

Medicare

CIGNA Health Care

Aetna

Community Health Plan-LA County Dept.

UnitedHealthcare

Tricare

Methodist Hospital of Southern California

Arcadia, CA

About

Bio

Dr. Sung is a board-certified, fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon that utilizes state of the art technology and precision medicine techniques. Dr. Sung's goal is to return people to a high level of function while focusing on a quick recovery as well as a positive outcome. Prior to joining a hospital-based specialty group, he completed his fellowship at the ACFAS recognized Weil Foot-Ankle & Orthopedic Institute after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for residency training. He is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.He has been a national and international speaker on foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Sung has authored numerous clinical research and academic review articles that have been published in distinguished peer-review journals. He was awarded the ACFAS Clincal and Scientific Research Grant and has won several state and national awards in his career including the Rising Star award. Also, he has been quoted in several media articles and press releases regarding foot and ankle surgery.

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

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

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713 Agrees
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Yes: Yes, it's possible to treat surgically after exhaustion of nonsurgical care (bracing, therapies, etc). However, sometimes the surgery may entail more... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Post-operative swell: Swelling travels with gravity. After most surgeries to lower extremities, the surgeon will instruct patients to keep their legs raised. This is so t... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Peroneal tendon: MRI is a static diagnostic exam so will not show active action of your peroneal tendons. Because you were laying down and stationary, the MRI may not... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Sweat: From sweat or swelling inside your skin.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Sleep and hydrate : Since you live in Singapore, it's probably very humid and you probably exercise in highly air condition environment. Try hydration with a sports drin... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Black spot: Not a concern unless it grows or bleeds or changes in a short period of time
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Bone bruise: To be sure about a "bone bruise" or contusion, an MRI is usually the best way. However, a toe bone bruise is not a serious injury that needs an mri. ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Not really: Depending on where someone's stage is in life (adolescent, child, puberty), bow legs do not necessary have to be permanent.
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A member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Depends: Do you also have plantar's wart? If you don't have a plantar's wart, it's likely impossible.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Reasonable: Yes, it's reasonable to use crutches if you have pain with movement and it may ease stress to that area.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
See a specialist: See a specialist to relocate your arm. Do not follow the movies and try to relocate your arm on your only, there are consequences, long term, that co... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Ankle sprain: If the pain is in the same location or other areas around the same ankle, get it checked out by your treating physician. If the pain is on the bottom... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
See a specialist: Sorry to hear, but you need to see a specialist (podiatrist) to treat these sores and you may need a team of doctors to fully heal from this disease. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Off-loading: Off-load it with cushions in your shoes or inserts. The pain the ball of your feet or swelling to the ball of your feet could be metatarsalgia, stres... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Ankle dislocation: After surgery for ankle fracture dislocation (with or without open fracture), it usually takes about 2-3 months for the bone fractures to heal if prop... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Deodorant: Blisters form from friction against the skin, but also moisture is needed. On top of changing shoes and socks, try moisture control by using spray de... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Off-load : Keep your foot off-loaded from any damage and protect the gash area. If you're already seeing a doctor for the gash, follow their instructions. Also... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Swelling: General injury, vein weakness, infection, blood clots, fracture, and allergic reaction. There are more obviously, but these are a few.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Surgery: Yes, but you'll need to consult with a plastic reconstructive surgeon or a urologist. Good luck.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Heel pain: When you have pain at the heel, it could be from several causes. Most common is plantar fasciitis, other causes are stress fracture, nerve impingeme... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Out-toeing: Out-toeing can be genetic or caused through development when younger. It can occur from either the hips or the lower legs or even at the feet. There... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
It may be: Yes, this may be. See your primary as soon as you can for a full evaluation. There may be underlying causes that may need further treatment and exte... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Yes: Although this can be frustrating, at your age this is not a concern unless you've had a history of concussions, etc. Most everyone has forgetful mome... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Generic term: Flat feet is a generic term referring to feet that does not have a typical arch associated with "normal" feet. Although it's not necessarily bad to h... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Possible fracture: Yes, it's possible it's a fracture. See your doctor for an xray and stay off your foot. You may need casting, bracing, cam walker boot, off-loading,... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Depends where: In the foot, the lisfranc ligament (middle of the arch) is a notorious subtle injury that usually requires surgery and without it, function, stability... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
No: Since you are nonweight bearing, there is no immediate need to get the cast changed unless it's wet or falling apart. Even though it's the heel and y... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Pop and cover: Working for the chicago marathon years ago, at the end of the race we popped all blisters and covered with triple antibiotic cream and bandaids. Anyt... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
ABC's: Although i agree with all the posts previous, use the abc's (for melanoma) to help relieve some stress before you see a doctor is the spot asymmetric... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Yes: Yes, you can get a walking boot or a specialized walking shoe. If you're in that much pain, you'll probably get an xray to see if there are broken bo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Cause: To help the healing of a fracture, your doctor should find the cause of the delayed healing. At 13 weeks, most insurances allow bone stimulators, but... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
MRI : Recommend getting an MRI as you may have deeper pathology and may need surgical treatment.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Bone graft: Generally good, but may not be for a while (give it at least 6months to a year). What as the bone graft exactly for as if you are 19, i'm guessing yo... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Not directly related: Of all the signs of pregnancy, leg cramps is not one of them.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Nerve impingement : Sounds like the electrical shooting pains are from nerve impingement. You may need to see a specialist to evaluate your neck, back, and hips. Hope t... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Ankle twisted: Sorry to hear, you may have a more severe ankle sprain. At this point, physical therapy may be helpful. If pt fails, you may need further diagnostic... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Anchorage plate: The anchorage plate is just a name brand for a locking plate used for different foot procedures. Do you know if your foot is being fused or just an o... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Ice and stretch: Try icing ferociously and stretching the area, both legs. I see you're already using Ibuprofen so continue with that and add physical therapy to the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Toe bruise: Sorry to hear. Generally, 2 months of recovery for a bone bruise although some people may take longer or shorter. Sometimes the swelling associated... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Achilles tendon : Sorry to hear about your achilles tendon tear. Stop smoking if you smoke, don't drink alcohol (it's a toxic), hydrate and use ice around the area bec... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Multiple frx: Sorry to hear. Multiple fractures can take longer to heal than simple fractures. It also depends on age, past medical history and nutrition status. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Nickel allergy: Most surgical steel allergy is to the nickel alloy. Avoid any nickel alloy plating. Yellow gold is usually safe, but avoid silver. Platinum may als... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Cast removal: You may need to see your doctor to get the cast removed for inspection and further imaging. Tightness after a cast for 3 weeks is unusual, as swellin... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Ankle Instability: Try bracing. However, if you feel you've exhausted nonsurgical treatments have remedies, then you should consult your physician for a foot and ankle ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: Probably plantar fasciitis as a twisted nerve feels more like electrocution and a sharp pain is more musculoskeletal pain. Plantar fasciitis is very ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Arthritis?: If the bump is the top of the big toe joint, at your age and gender, it could possible be arthritic changes such as a spurring of the joints. It may ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Low low low chance: Although condoms are 99% effective, there is a small, extremely unlikely chance to get pregnant. Chances are slim to none. Hope that helps.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Foot pain: Pain is not normal. If you feel it's lingering even if no swelling nor bruising, pain is your indication you need to see a doctor. I'd recommend ask... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Spray Deodorant: Use spray deodorant 2x daily. There are lots of sweat glands around that area. Also, get it checked out if it becomes itchy as you may have a fungal... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Surgery: If you feel you exhausted all non surgical options, surgery is the next option.
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Testimonials
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May 13, 2013
Dr. Sung clearly has significant expertise in Podiatry. He is providing a great service to the public on Health Tap. I recommend Dr. Sung.
May 28, 2013
Dr. Sung is a great podiatrist and you can count on him for accurate diagnosis and treatment options for all foot and ankle problems!
Sep 27, 2013
Very thoughtful, intelligent, kind, respected expert. I highly recommend him.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have had a heel lift but because of Achilles' tendon still have to wear heels to compensate. Had numerous physio sessions but nothing help
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for explaining. The Dr. In the hospital lead me to believe that it would only take 5 weeks. Just knowing what the reality helps!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences IL
Graduated 2007MD

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University
Graduated 2007MD

Residency

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Awards

American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society e-Poster Best in Show (1st Place) for 2011, Keystone, CO
European Federation of National Associations of Orthopedics and Traumatology (Top Ten Oral Abstracts), for 2013, Istanbul, Turkey
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific and Clinical Research Grant ($20,000) for 2010

Affiliations

American Podiatric Medical Association
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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