Dr. Eric Tepper

Podiatry
Sugar Land, TX
43 years experience male

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Sugar Land, TX

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Sugar Land TX 77478
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Podiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

68 Answers
8 Agrees
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A 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
ESI or AFO can help.: Many factors can contribute in drop foot. It is a condition that affects the peripheral nerves a back injury resulting in compression of a nerve can... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
A podiatrist: A podiatrist is specifically trained in the diagnosis and treatment of all foot conditions.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
It's helpful: Baking soda does mask odors. It is commonly used in the refriderator. However, for the feet, charcoal insoles are recommended as well as the use of... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Lack of suuport: When you walk on a hardwood floor, especially while barefoot, you lose all support for your arch and no longer have any cushioning for the bottoms of ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Thicker soles: Sneakers, as you put it, have a thicker sole than regular shoes. However, the heel area is not that much higher than the forefoot. It is a little, b... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Neuroma: It sounds like you have a neuroma. A benign soft tissue mass involving nerves located between the toes. When you jump, you land on the area of this ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Usually, surgery: Bunions are a progressive, bony deformity that can only be corrected through surgery. Physical examination and x-rays would determine which surgical ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Hit and giggle: With severe dropfoot, i would believe your are wearing an AFO (ankle foot orthosis). You probably could play 'hit and giggle' tennis. That is the mi... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Yes: Yes. It will help develop your forearm muscles, which is important for arm wrestling.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
It depends: Certainly, if the bunion surgery was on your left foot (and you drive an automatic transmission), you can drive almost immediately. The anesthesia has... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Painful, remove it: If a screw breaks after bunion surgery, the time frame after the surgery that it broke and the position of the broken screw will determine if it need... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Yes: You should be able to wear heels following bunion surgery. Post-op physical therapy will be needed to help regain range of motion of the big toe join... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Immobile it: If the displaced fracture is able to be reduce and maintained by the buddy splinting, either a surgical shoe or cam walker should be worn until the fr... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Area of hard skin: A corn on the small toe is a buildup of tissue over a boney prominence. It is caused by shoe pressure against the bone causes the skin to react to fo... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Pain, need x-ray: If your big toe hurts with motion, it should be x-rayed to see the cause and determine if there are any changes in the joint.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Different: Everybody has a different pain threshhold. Clearly, a person with a higher pain tolerance will say post-op bunion surgery pain was quite managable. A... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Many causes: Determining the cause of a rash on the top of your foot is difficult with a physical examination and history. However, some common causes of a rash o... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Have it checked: Clearly, anytime a lump develops, that increases in size and pain with ambulation, it needs to be checked out. I recommend surgical excision of any ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Improves gait: The cotton procedure helps in the treatment of pes planus (flat feet). It is usually performed in conjunction with other procedures. Your gait should... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
X-rays needed: Clearly, if the toe is still swollen bruised, painful and most importantly, not in proper alignment, x-rays are needed. Buddy splinting is effective ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Nerve involvement: If the big to alone is numb, it usually is due to impingement of the nerve running along the side of the toe. This is common in the presence of a bun... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Black wart is ok: The blackened area is the blood supply to the lesion coming to the surface. This is normal.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Depends on tx: The method in which your posterior tibial tendon dysfunction was treated determines how long it will take to heal. Also, the severity of the conditio... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Possible fracture: When something falls on the top of the foot, there are many structures that can be injured. Certainly, the possibity of a fracture is one of them. T... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Ligament damage?: If your daughter is athletic, it is possible she has injured her ankle ligaments. An MRI would show if this were in fact the case. Wearing a stirrup... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Possible neuroma: The symptoms you describe are consistent with a neuroma, which is a benign nerve tumor affecting the nerves going to the toes. The pain is worse whil... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
X-rays: If your toe is not in proper alignment, it is likely broken. Only an x-ray can confirm if it is broken and what the necessary treatment would be.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
See your doctor: It is possibly Raynaud's. You need to be evaluated by your physician.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Possible: Clearly, an x-ray would help detemine whether you have a fracture. However, a hairline (stress) fracture may not be evident on x-ray until 10- 14 day... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Bone growth possible: Yes. I believe you are speaking of a callus beneath the 3rd metattarsal. Bone re-growth is possible after surgery. An x-ray should be taken to see th... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Soft corn: Very commonly, people develop a soft corn between the 4th and 5th toes. This is caused by bones of each toe pressing against one another while wearin... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Yes: A toenail that is traumatized will grow back, perhaps at a slower rate. However, the appearance of the nail may be altered if the matrix (the area th... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
MRI: Sprained ankle pain can linger after immobilization and medications have stopped. An MRI is indicated to determine damage done to the ligaments. X-ray... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
By definition...: Physiotherapy is a branch of rehabilitative medicine aimed at helping patients maintain, recover or improve their physical abilities.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Infected??: If the wound is infected, a culture and sensitivity should be done on the fluid from the wound. The appropriate antibiotic can be prescribed based upo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Allergic reaction: It seems you may be allergic to the tea tree oil and it may have dripped on and between the toes causing the rash and itching. Discontinue using it a... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Sooner the better: There are different causes for genu valgum (knock knee). Evaluation by an orthopedist at a young age is recommended.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: If your pain improves with walking, it probably is plantar fasciitis. This is a pulling type pain along the bottom of the foot where a ligament pulls ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Sometimes: Typically, the toes do not do numb with plantar fasciitis. However, it can occur in situations when the foot excessively pronates, resutling in tarsa... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Topical or oral meds: Depending upon the severity and distribution of your foot fungus, there are many methods of treatment. If it severe and covers a large portion of you... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Need good support: Playing sports with plantar fasciitis is ok, if you have proper support in your athletic shoe. Taking nsaids at the same time is also beneficial. Ke... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
See adoctor: Insect bites between the toes can be very uncomfortable. When they blister, you should see a doctor, so he can properly drain the blister and prescib... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Need help: Whay you describe is onychauxis, which is a very thickened, dystrophic nail. Very commonly, the pinky toenail develops this by repeated trauma over t... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Probably surgery: Corns on the toes are as a result of contracture of the toe causing the shoe to rub against it. Hammertoe surgery is the only way to 'get rid of' the... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
It depends: There is no pre-determined number of screws used in ankle surgery. It depends on the extent of the fracture and what procedures are required to prope... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
It can: If medical tape is applied too tightly, it can compromise the circulation to the foot and irritate the superficial nerves. Numbness, tingling and cha... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Not much: If your toenail was removed and never grew back, it seems a matrixectomy (destruction of the cells that make the nail grow) was performed. If this wa... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Usually: A lump that is caused by an underlying bone spur should be removed if symptomatic. At the same time, the spur needs to be removed as well or a recurr... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Both are qualified: Both specialists are qualified to treat your condition. However, podiatrists are specifically trained for conditions affecting the feet and therefore... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Not really: Depending upon the age of the child, he or she can return to school with the appropriate immobilization of the toe, using a surgical shoe or short leg... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tepper is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tepper is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks, spur is sharp and located where fascia begins, I just want to make sure pain is gone. Thx.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I was afraid of that. Oh, well. Thanks.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for your reply

Awards

Top Podiatrist, Second Place, Texas - Summer
2013
Top Podiatrist, First Place, Texas - Spring
2015

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