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Dr. Brynn Ewen

Podiatry
Palo Alto, CA
20 years experience

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Office

Palo Alto, CA

Address

512 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA
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Podiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

31 Answers
1 Agree
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Should resolve soon: Since your leg has been immobilized and likely not being elevated that much anymore, all fluids go down with gravity = swelling. Now that you cast has... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Custom orthotics: As with many things in life, there is good, better, best. This is true for orthotics too. Custom orthotics are by far the best. Make sure that your p... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Podiatrist: The best way to cast for custom orthotics is to make plaster molds of each foot while holding the subtalar joint in neutral position. As far as i kno... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
About a month: I tell my patients that it usually takes a couple of weeks to get used to their new custom orthotics and that they would start to see relief of planta... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Pinky toes: The 5th toes are susceptible to fracture because they are easily stubbed on corners of furniture. Unless it is severely dislocated, it can usually be ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Approx 6-8 weeks.: In healthy people, most bones take 6-8 weeks to heal. However, the body continues the healing process for a full year after injury or surgery. So for... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
See a podiatrist: Your podiatrist will get a detailed history and ask many questions about what the pain feels like. Then your podiatrist will examine your feet and do... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Depends on the cause: There are various causes for foot ulcers including: poor circulation, venous stasis, diabetic neuropathy. Ulcers caused by poor circulation may need ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Yes: You are correct, the duration is unpredictable. However, the sooner it is treated, the easier and faster it resolves. Once it becomes chronic (usually... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Yes: Yes, this type of injury is called a lisfranc's fracture/dislocation. It is often missed whih is unfortunate because treatment is necessary. Arthritis... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Podiatrist: Podiatrists are experts in all problems related to the feet and ankles including skin, nails, nerves, tendons, ligaments and bones. A neuroma which ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Many things: For a healthy person, probably the most common cause is a neuroma especially if it just two toes that are numb. Other causes are neuropathy for exampl... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Maybe: Flat feet can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. I see patients with concerns about their arches in my practice and give them a thorough foot examination... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Possibly arthritis: It sounds like you have irritated the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint (aka big toe joint). You may have a traditional bunion (bump on the side of the fo... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Superfeet: There are dozens of otc arch supports available but most are made of gel or foam and are unable to support your arch when you stand on them. One bran... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Gradually: Has your surgeon given you the okay on weight-bearing? If yes and you are simply waiting for pt to start, you should begin with partial weight-bearing... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Pumice and urea: Prescription strength urea cream (40% urea) can help soften and hydrate the skin. Removal of the thick dead skin can be accomplished with regular use ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Get an MRI : As you know, ankle injuries can cause damage to several different structures including a bone called the talus. Sometimes there can be divots in the ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Use your muscles: The contraction of calf muscles helps to push the blood back up to the heart. So doing calf raises, going for a walk are helpful. Compression socks (l... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Arthritis: Actually it could be a number of different things but if it has all of a sudden become red, hot, swollen, and painful it may be gout. If it has been ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Stay warm and dry: Chilblains can be prevented by keeping your feet warm and dry. Sometimes Hydrocortisone 1% cream can be used if the skin is itchy and irratated. It ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
See a rheumatologist: In my opinion, symmetrical pain in multiple joints without any specific injury leads me to suggest that you see a rheumatologist.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Up to a year: After injury or surgery, it can take up to one full year for the body to finish healing and remodeling.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Immobilize: Buddy taping a toe to the adjacent toe can help to immobilize it. Also wearing a stiff-soled shoe will decrease the forces going through the foot whic... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Calf stretches: Calf stretches are the best exercises to prevent recurrence of plantar fasciitis.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Possible: Shockwave therapy has been shown to be effective at relieving pain from plantar fasciitis in about 2/3 of patients. It works by stimulating the inflam... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Ice, see podiatrist: Did you have an injury? Or is this out of the blue? I would recommend seeing a podiatrist for a thorough history, physical examination, and possible a... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Yes : Yes it is totally normal. Don't pick or peel it though, it will peel off when it is ready.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
40% urea cream: He should use a cream that contains an ingredient called urea. Over the counter creams may contain 10% urea. Prescriptions creams may contain as much ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
Plantar fibromas: They are likely benign lesions called fibromas. They can occur in the palms and in the soles of the feet. With respect to the feet, they are usually h... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry 20 years experience
See a podiatrist: Your podiatrist will get a detailed history and ask many questions about what the pain feels like. Then your podiatrist will examine your feet and do... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ewen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ewen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks! First time I've tried this app and so impressed with such a quick reply
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You are the 1st to actually answer my question without ambiguity. Thank you!
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Thanks a lot Dr. Ewen. I'll try terbinafine.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

California College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 2002MD

Awards

Top Podiatrist, Third Place, California - Spring
2015
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