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Dr. Wenjay Sung

Podiatry
Arcadia, CA
15 years experience male

Locations

Cambridge Foot and Ankle Associates

Orange, CA

Address

1038 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 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
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Podiatry

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

1.2K Answers
713 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Most likely bruise: Unless it was a severe violent action, it's unlikely that you have a serious fracture. You could have a chip or a stress fracture, but those are unli... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Foot pain: Sudden foot pain can be from many different reasons. For your age and gender, some common reasons are overuse, tight ligaments or tendons, inflammati... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Fungus: Yes, it's a possibility. The best way to get a diagnosis is a laboratory specimen of part of your nail. Other reasons for nail thickness is scarring... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Don't: Don't use nail polish everyday. Our nails need sunlight to stay healthy.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Flatfeet: Your flat feet are not the type of feet designed for those heels you wore on sunday. Because of your foot type, it probably was bunched up and swolle... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Stretch : Stretch or find a physical therapist that can help you with a stretching routine. The most common stretch is called the "runner's" stretch or "wall s... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
How: How long do they last? Are they permanent or do you need to have them done frequently?
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
The: The us spends about $20 billion annually on hair care products.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Depends on drug: Depends on the drug. Which one were you referring to?
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Calorie reduction: Losing weight is not about exercising but more about calorie restriction. Exercising does not increase weight loss, but may help increase metabolism ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
"pulling ligament": Much like "pulling" a muscle, "pulling" a ligament may actually mean tearing of a ligament (partial or fully). Near your ankle, there are several lig... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
No: No, but do make an appointment with your regular primary physician. Although it is a scary condition, it is probably not an emergency and you'll be b... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Ask: Ask your doctor what the symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis are and how to spot it.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Use: Use deodorant on your feet daily. The feet have more sweat glands than the armpits.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
What: What is considered "good" pain, and what is considered "bad" pain for my body?
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
H/O DVT: If you have a history of DVT and your calf swells up with pain and redness, you may have another DVT in your calf/knee. Please see a physician at you... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Ankle pain: Pain in the ankle could be many reasons when there is no trauma or remembered trauma. Gout is common for males at your age, other possibilities, arth... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Advanced training: Fellowship training is another year (or more) of advanced training. If you feel your surgery will be more complex, advanced training in that type of ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Less likely: If you have all those imaging reads, it's unlikely that it's unstable especially if the fracture is nondisplaced. The ligament damage is important, b... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Healing: You're still in the healing phase after ankle fracture repair surgery (orif). I'm sorry for your injury. Check the cast, make sure it's not on too t... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Most: Most patients underestimate how weak they can get after being off their feet for a while.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Immediately: Athletes feet is another term for fungal infection of the skin. Although there are many different types of fungus, they spread and multiply by little... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Yes and not: Depending on the type of neuropathy that you have, injury may or may not affect it. If you have radiculopathy, then recurring back injury can affect ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Pregnancy: Women who give birth experience enlarged breasts for breast feeding. However, other than that, there isn't another proven way of enhancing breast siz... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Depends: Generally there are two types of blisters, blood filled (deep injury) and fluid filled (superficial). The fluid filled is the most common and can be ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Pinky toe: See a doctor if the pain does not subside. Although you can splint it yourself, there's no telling of the long-term consequences. Because it's only ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Yes: Toes are just like any joint and dislocation is possible.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Heel pain: Plantar fasciitis (heel spur syndrome) usually goes away 90% by consistent stretching. Stretch or find a physical therapist that can help you with a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Podiatrist: Although physiotherapist are excellent at what they do, many patients first see a physician before seeing a therapist. Many times plantar fasciitis c... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Transplant : It would be the same requirements as am organ transplant, except its unlikely that anyone will ever transplant a foot. The reason isn't because of di... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Symptoms of rupture: Symptoms of achilles’ tendon rupture include: weakness, and lack of push-off strength, instability and difficulty to walk, swelling around the a... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Blood profusion: Generally it could be related to blood perfusion or vascular perfusion to your feet and hands. It may also be related to winter temperatures and your ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Rest and bracing: Sorry to hear about your ankles. Because you're a skier, you're considered a high impact athlete and the hardest thing for athletes to do is to rest.... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Ignore: Walking is a grata exercise for the foot.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Stop elliptical: Switch exercises or fitness routines to lower impact machines. Or take up another activity such as swimming. If your knee continues to bother you, s... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Contact surgeon: Contact your surgeon's office and let them know. They will be grateful you alerted them. Good luck.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Menopause: Menopause treatments aim a wide spectrum of symptoms: hot flashes, vaginal dryness, osteoporosis.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Ask: Ask about what "full weight bearing, partial weight bearing, and gradual weight bearing mean".
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Parents: Parents need to eat healthy as well and keep active to act as a role model for children.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Core: All core exercises modified with the pilates ball can help. I'd recommend modified plank positions (straight, side, etc) as these are known to build ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
You: You can still gain a lot of weight from vegan diets. Calorie consumption count is still important!
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Not likely: L5/s1 spinal nerve roots typically innervate the muscles to the bottom of side of the foot. To have foot drop usually entails weakness to the muscles... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Neuropathy: Alcohol induced neuropathy isn't cured but rehabbed and maintained. At this time, there isn't a cure but obviously stopping alcohol consumption is a ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Achilles Tendon: There are a lot of options prior to surgery for achilles tendon calcification pathology. Physical therapy, wearing supportive open backed shoes, anti... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
If it's broken: You'll need to see if the fracture is displaced or severe, but usually off-loading in splint and crutches is called for if its a fracture. If it's a ... Read More

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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!
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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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