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Dr. Randy Lisch

Podiatry
Austin, TX
39 years experience male

Locations

Office

Austin, TX

Address

Austin TX 78758
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Amerigroup

Assurant Inc

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

Golden Rule Insurance Company

Great-West Healthcare

Guardian Life

Health First Health Plan, Inc

Mega Life and Health Insurance Company

Pacific Life Insurance Company

State Farm Insurance Companies

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About

Bio

Texas podiatrist for the past 30 years involved in sports, surgical treatment of foot problems. Board certified in foot and ankle surgery. Married.

Specialties
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Podiatry

Licenses

United States: Texas

Doctor Q&A

397 Answers
181 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Shin splints: This may be caused by shin splints. That is when the muscle that starts on the lower leg/shin bone extends downward and becomes a tendon that attache... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
No: It never hurts to eat healthy, but unfortunately the healing will take place in it's due time.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Lack of stretch: If you are not stretching enough and then complicate the issue by trying to exercise by running, etc. You will get a tight achilles. When you overus... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
This is very normal: The bulk of the swelling will take approximately 3 months to go away. If it is increasing, visit back with your doctor to make sure that the area of ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Poor circulation: If your girlfriend is having cold feet(literally) this may be caused by poor circulation, especially if the bottom of her feet are gray. Other causes... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Read below: Surgical blades are blades such as #15 and #10 blades that we use for surgica incisions and dissections.
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Yes: The bulk of the swelling will decrease in the first 3 months. The remainder will dwindle down in the course of a year. Try to be a little patient as... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Nerve problem: This may be due to a pinched nerve in the heel from excessive pressure to the area or possibly from a pinched nerve in the ankle called tarsal tunnel ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Read below: This is easier to answer by telling you the major foods to stay away from if you have gout. Shell fish, red meat, alcohol, fried foods, cookies candi... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Chair etc: Sitting agains the wall in a chair position will help build up your strength and tone. May also want to try bands for a milder exercise.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Nausea/vomit: If you workout within 45 minutes after exercise, your body will not metabolize or break down the food fast enough. This will lead to nausea, vomiting,... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Fibrotic swelling: You most likely created trauma to the underlying soft tissue that led to the swelling and pain and is consistent with something called fibrosis. Typi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Hypertensive crisis: If your blood pressure is that high, you are officially in hypertensive crisis and risk the possibility of having a stroke. You should go the emergen... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Read below: 1. Asymptomatic: uric acid levels increase 2. Acute /gouty arthritis: uric acid deposits in joint spaces and gout attacks. 3. Interval: the time be... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
See your internist: This sounds like some form of gastrointestinal problem that needs to be evaluated by your gastroenterologist or internest. The pain in your right foo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Multiple answers: The most effective treatment is with the use of a laser. Oral medications work sometimes, but you have to be monitored with blood tests on a regular ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Circulation: When you are cold, your body will try to direct most of it's heat to your vital organs which include your heart, lungs, intestines, etc. Therefore, it... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Yes: Corrective surgery for fallen arches can be succesful. Dependant on the type of surgery required this can be a short or very long recovery. Consult ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
$2000-$4000 : There are many types of artificial ankle replacements. To find out the exact price, call the hospital that you will be having the procedure performed... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Neuroma or fracture: The most probable causes of the ball of the foot being swollen are a morton's neuroma, gout, or a stress fracture. Physical exam by your podiatrist a... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
See your physician: There are multiple braces on the market that can be purchased to help stabilize your ankle. If you are having ankle sprains without shoes, you will w... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Quite common: Since a lower back surgery involves either disc work or unimpinging the spinal nerves, it is not uncommon for the have nerve pain in the feet and legs... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
No: Typically if you had a toe implant, this should facilitate your walking to be better than before the surgery. Best advice is to talk to your surgeon ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Neither: If you drop a weight on your foot you will be very sorry that you didn't have the proper support from your athletic shoe. They are also rubber and wi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Pressure on nerve: If you sleep or sit on your hand or have your arm in an unusual position, you will temporarily decrease the vascular and nerve supply to the hand maki... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Circulation: During the cold weather, the body will try to reroute the circulation from the extremities (arms and legs) to the central chest cavity (heart, lungs, ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Maybe: This sounds like some sort of nerve impingement(pinched nerve.) this may have been caused by a calf injury. I think you need to see your doctor quic... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Tendon pop: This is usually caused by the tendon coming around the ankle being located in a shallow groove. When you move your ankle the tendon will slip in and ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Pain and popping: Osteochondritis dessicans is basically arthritic changes in the ankle with bone spurs that may be intact or broken off. Symptoms will usually be occa... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Read below: This is probably due to a lack of support in your shoes or overactivity such as bouncing up and down on your toes. As the foot swells it will create ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Read below: If this is a cut, not athletes foot fungus, i would put a very thin layer of neosporin ointmen and a bandaid to the area 2 times per day. After the c... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Read below: Athletes foot fungus loves to grow in a warm moist sweaty environment. There is no way to permanently get rid of this problem, but if you keep your f... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Yes: Pancreatic cancer can possibly lead to gout and kidney failure. See your oncologist to find out if this is your cause.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Mutiple answers: Make sure that they check for spinal meningitis. This sounds like it is some type of internal infection still present. He may need a different type ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Medication: The numbness in your feet is part of the neuropathy that is associated with the shingles. Talk to your doctor, as there are a few medications that he... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Nope: 4 months post-op you should be relatively pain free with occassional swelling. You need to go back to your doctor and get new x-rays or an MRI as soo... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Up to 4 weeks: You probably have something called neuropraxia ( which means temporary nerve shut down) to the area. This usually subsides by itself if the pressure ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Read below: If the pain is on the bottom of the heel it may be a condition called plantar fasciitis. If it's on the back of the heel it may be due to bursitis or... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Read below: Nutrilite protein powder is still a protein supplement. Excessive protein in your system may lead to blockage of the arteries in your good leg. To b... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Read below: You can try listerine to the toenail, soaks in dilute solutions of clorox, vinegar soaks or have the toenail removed or laser removal. See your podia... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Yes: It's probably not the popcorn, but the oils or butter they put into the popcorn that creates the allergy.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Read below: If the pain is below the medial malleolus, this could be tarsal tunnel syndrome. With the dorsiflexion pain you also have to rule out posterior or an... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Athletes foot, etc.: This could be caused by athletes foot fungus, eczema, psoriasis or just rubbing against the shoes. See your podiatrist for treatment fo this conditio... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Until you deliver: The high blood pressure associated with preeclampsia will cause the swelling in the feet and ankles that will usually go away sometime after the baby ... Read More
A 81-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Stretch: If the flexor tendon is too tight it will also cause cramping of the arch area. You need to stretch out your great toe by hyperextending it gradually... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Kidney problems: Sotalol is metabolized or broken down by the kidneys and therefore may create a decrease in the kidney function, leading to swelling and a possible de... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Yes: Because the kidneys are not functioning to their full capacity to allow the fluid in your body to escape.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Save your money: You could get the same result by taping your great toe with longitudinal strips that hold the toe stable and prevents the toe from flexing. If the pr... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Shoes to tight: Check your shoes and lacing. If the shoes are too short or tight, then as you work out, your feet will swell and cause numbness to the toes and feet.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Lymphedema: Lymphedema is due to a decrease in the function of the lymphatic system or blockage and could cause swollen feet and may move up the legs over time.

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Thank you notes
Aug 4, 2012
Very impressive. Recommend highly.
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lisch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lisch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, I can barely stand when getting out of bed. I do have insulin dependent type II Diabetes, and have completely lost my arches.
HealthTap member
You are the first doctor among "my specialists team" to mention -O2/+lactic acid~to be certain this could be a manageable scenario! THX!!!
HealthTap member
Thank you so much..I just had the surgery 10 days ago im still uncomfortable and in pain..cant put weight on it yet. You eased my mind...

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Illinois college of podiatric medicine
Graduated 1983MD

Awards

Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Randy Lisch, DPM,PA
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