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Dr. Lorry Melnick

Podiatry
Weskan, KS
46 years experience male

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201 University Blvd., Suite #204
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Podiatry

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102 Answers
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Possible: It would depend on what level that the spine was fractured. If the fractue ia in the lower spine it is possible. A MRI would help to diagnose your pro... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 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.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Immobilize: A foot cast is used to immobilize a injured area on the foot to keep it from moving and give it a chance to heal. A example of this would be a stress... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Injury to back: You can injure or strain your back if you are not careful. In moving the pateint.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 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.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Yes: Reconstructive surgery can address a number of foot deformitys and problems.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 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.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Moveable joints: A articulating foot has joints that move. A non articulating foot would be solid with no moveable joints.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Fungus: Athletes foot and thick yellow brittle toenails are caused by fungus. The foot is in a shoe which is a dark moist enviroment that fungus tends to thri... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Physical Therapy: As with any joint repacement surgery a lot of physical therepy is necessary.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Laser or Bleomycin: I have had sucess treating warts under toenails with either pulse dye laser or injecting them with bleomycine. You should see a dermatologist for a co... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Vascular problem: It sounds like a vascular problem. You should have him see a vascular specialist and have his circulation checked.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 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.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Arthritis: Joint pain and stiffness can be a sign of arthritis.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 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
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Yes : If your orthotics are not properly balanced and made for your feet it could cause low back pain.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Not uncommon: While web toes and double joints are not normal they are not uncommon.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Yes: I would recommend that you try conservative treatment first before you consider surgery. Oral anti-inflamatories and steroid injections, custom orthot... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
It does not: A fracture of the ankle should not cause or contibute to pvd.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Orthotics: Orthotics would give you the support you need to keep your feet from fatigue.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Not usually: No more than any other shoe. Your shoes need to be fit properly to your foot. Many people with foot problems find crocks to be comfortable and wide e... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
No: No this is not normal. You need to see a podiatrist or orthopedist and get your ankle treated.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Not Necessary: You should not need supplimental oxygen driving in the mountains unless you have copd.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Wide shoes: If your bunions are bad enough that you want to hide them you should consider getting rid of them. Nothing short of surgery is going to fix, change, o... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Cast -Surgeryankle: It depends on how severe the fractue is and if it is displaced. It could be treated in a cast if it is a minor fracure or it could require surgery wit... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
In the future: I would recommend waiting untill he is older and his bones are more developed before considering surgical correction. In the meantime i would try and ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
No: If your cast is fitting properly and padded it should not cause pain. See you doctor
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Weakness of muscles: After being in a cast your muscles develop some atrophy from being immobilized. You should do strengthing exercises for your leg and ankle.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Xray: A xray would show if there is a ankle fracture.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Ankle stabilization: If you are still having pain and problems you may need a ankle stabilization procedure. Some ankle stress xrays could be helpful in diagnosing your pr... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Arthritis : Without more detail i would guess that it could be arthritis, pain from trauma, old injury, jamming injury.Or hammer toes. It could be a number of ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Yes: Yes as long as you do not have any cuts or sores.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Cold injury: Chilblains or frostbite is caused by cold injury from being in extreme cold without proper protection for the hands and feet.People with vascular dise... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Antifungal medicatio: You can try a topical antifungal medication to clear up your fungus such as lamisil (terbinafine). If the topical medication does not clear it up you ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Custom orthotics: Custom orthotics ususlly work best. A podiatrist can do a exam and determine you prescription and what type of custom orthotics would best fit your ne... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
$400-600: Custom orthotics can vary in price. They can range from $400-600.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Plantar Faciitis: You may have plantar faciitis causing your heel pain. Streaching, orthotics, antiinflamatory medication are things you can do at home. If pain contin... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Not Normal: A broken foot would cause a increase in circulation and the area is usually warmer due to the inflamation and swelling.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
Yes: Hand foot and mouth disease is usually self limited and a rise serun antibodies eliminates the viremia in 7-10 days. Some cases can be prolonged or re... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
NO: No it can also cause lesions on the hands and feet.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 46 years experience
7-10 days: Hand foot and mouth disease is contagious for 7-10 days.

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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.

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Medical/Graduate school

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

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