Dr. Lorry Melnick

Podiatry
Weskan, KS
47 years experience male

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Podiatry

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English

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102 Answers
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Damaging: It sounds like the arch is too high for your foot.If the arch is too high and your foot is flat you can get jamming as the foot tries to pronate.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
No diff in support: The most important part of the orthotic is from the heel to behind the metatarsal heads where the rigid support ends. This is what controls the motion... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Bandaid over nail: Usually when a nail seperates from the nail bed it is caused by trauma or fungus. You want to try and not rip off the toenail accidently. You may want... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Too much too fast: Sounds like you are overdoing it. You need to start out slow and work you way up when working out. Be sure to streach before your workout. With a prop... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
See a Physician: I do not think that over the counter products will help your circulation. You should see a specialist and have your circulation checked out.
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A member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
NO: Your fracture need to be immoblized and if it is slow in healing you probably should not be walking on it.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Very Effective: Most of my patient do well with orthotics. We can treat a variety of foot and gait problems effectivly with orthotics.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
It works!: I have sent a number of patients for laser treatment of their fungus toenails. I have seen aproximatly a 80% cure rate. No fungus treatment works 100%... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Anytime: Allopurinol can be taken any time of day.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Area of Pain: In achillis tendonitis the pain is in the back of the heel usuall near the area where the achillis tendon inserts into the calcaneous or heel bone. P... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
See a podiatrist: Ingrown toenails can be difficult to treat yourself. Many patients try to trim out the side, but usally are not able to get back far enough to get rid... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Elevation: For swelling elevating your feet can help. If swelling is more than mild compression stockings work well. Water pills will help reduce swelling if it ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Urea Creams: To keep your feet moisturezed use a good urea type cream like lac hydrin or am lactin. It is best to apply them after bath or shower when the skin is ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Possibly: You may have reiter's syndrome which is a syndrome of arthritis, urethritis and conjunctivis. You should see a physician and get this checked.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Vascular Disease: This is caused by poor circulation and vascular disease and should be seen by a physican for evaluation.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Not usually: Buspirone should not cause a elevation in your uric acid. Buspirone has a side effect of kidney imparment. If you have this side effect it might effec... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Common in Atheletes: I see a lot of atheletes thst tend to develop arthritis in the ankle from repeted trauma and injury from sports like basketball, soccer, football and ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Not necessary: A toe cover is used in winter to keep your toes warm.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
$250-400: The surgery to permantly fix a ingrown toenail can run from $250-$400 depending on the part of the country where you live.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Oral ulcers,skin ras: He may get ulcerative lesions in the mouth that are painful and small vesicular lesions one the fingers, plams , toes and soles of the feet. There is ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Yes: Shoes give you shock absoption and protection for your feet. Running on a treadmill without shoe can make you more prone to injury.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Needs treatment: An ingrown toenail is caused by a nail spicule grownig into the skin. This piece of nail must be removed in order for the nail to heal. In many cases ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Possibly: If the pain from the toe is causing you to compensate when you walk , you may get pain in the hip and leg as you are not walking normally
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Fungus: Small liqued filled blisters, redness , peeling skin and itching can be signs of a fungal infection.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Not if it is treated: Clubfoot will respond well to treatment depending on the severity of the deformity and the treatment. Serial casting, surgery and braces, work well fo... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Not very effective: It could be used but I have not found it to be effective, as it does not penetrate the skin very well and will not get deep into the tissue. Anti infl... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Topical-Oral-Laser: There are 3 tratments that i recommend. Topical antifungal medication that is brushed on the toenail, several times daily. Very low cure rate. Oral an... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Multiple treatments: There are a number of ways to treat heel pain. Oral anti inflamatory medication, steroid injections, streaching, orthotics, ultasound, and physical th... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Multiple treatments: There are a number of ways to treat heel pain. Oral anti inflamatory medication, steroid injections, streaching, orthotics, ultasound, and physical th... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Ingrown Nail: It may be that your toenail is incurvated and the nail edge might be digging into the toe when there is pressure. Is it the big toe that is hurting? ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Yes : If your husband has hand foot and mouth disease it is highly contagious and is spread person to person by oral-oral and fecal -oral routes.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Many things: You need to be more specific. Where is your pain? Is there swelling? How long have you had the pain. Is there a history of trauma? How would you discr... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Yes : If your orthotics are not properly balanced and made for your feet it could cause low back pain.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Can be normal: Some clear fluid can be normal. If area is red painful and swollen and drainage is yellow or puss is present it would mean it is infected and he need... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Uric acid: When uric acid goes into the joint and precipitates, it forms gouty tophi which can eat away at bone causing punched out lesions.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Moveable joints: A articulating foot has joints that move. A non articulating foot would be solid with no moveable joints.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Oral-topical-laser: Fungus can be treated with topical medication, oral antifungal medication and laser treatments. The topical medication has a 17% cure rate. The oral m... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Not uncommon: While web toes and double joints are not normal they are not uncommon.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Physical Therapy: As with any joint repacement surgery a lot of physical therepy is necessary.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
It is infected: Your foot got infected when it was traumatized and the infection is spreading. You need to get this treated by a physician if you have not seen one al... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
May need Xrayfrac: When just the 5th digit is swollen i would think of a fracture depending on how much pain you are having. You should see a podiatrist for an exam and ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Sonogram or Moulders: There are several tests for a neuroma. The most common is a moulders sign which is putting digital pressure on the intespace and squeezing the metatar... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Injury to back: You can injure or strain your back if you are not careful. In moving the pateint.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Yes: Reconstructive surgery can address a number of foot deformitys and problems.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Lifts-streching-meds: A Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack can calm down the inflamation and pain. A heel lift in both shoes will help take pressure off the area. Strech... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Arthritis: Joint pain and stiffness can be a sign of arthritis.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
No: What do you mean by alternative cure. Laser works well for toenail fungus. Bleach, ben gay , tea tree oil are not very effective on nail fungus. I do ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Laser or Lamisil (terbinafine): There is a 20% reocurrance rate with lamisil (terbinafine). You can take it again for 3 months or you could try laser treatment for nail fungus.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Possible neuroma: When someone is in a tight shoe for a long time the nervers in the ball of the foot can get irritated fron the metatarsal heads rubbing against the ne... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 47 years experience
Discomfort from shot: Ingrown toenail surgery can give you a lot of relief from the pain and infection. There is some dicomfort associated with the shot to numb the toe.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Melnick is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Melnick is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! My husband refuses to believe weather affects my psoriatic arthritis!
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I ended up getting new orthotics because I couldn't adjust. Thank you!
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Thank you for the answer to my question. I am seeing my doctor today.

Education & Training

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Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 1976MD

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