Dr. Randy Lisch

Podiatry
Austin, TX
40 years experience male

Locations

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Austin, TX

Address

Austin TX 78758
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Aetna Life Insurance Company

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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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Yes: Shoes with a firm heel counter, and better arch support are much better for plantar fasciitis. Also make sure that you cannot twist the shoe around o... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
It won't: Morton's neuroma is an enlargement of the nerve in between the metatarsals of the foot. With repetetive trauma such as kick boxing and pivoting on yo... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Yes: If the toes are too long or wide, see your podiatrist as there are multiple procedures to help bring the toes to a more normal size.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Read below: Claw toes are hammertoes that are also contracted at the joints behind the toes. Hammetoes are contracted toe at the middle area of the toes themselv... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Read below: If the pain and swelling in the ankle is on the big toe side, this may be due to a sprained ligament or a nerve compression called tarsal tunnel syndr... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Probably not: The bruising may be caused by several reasons, such as poor diet, lack of vitamins, activities or trauma to the feet. The foot going to sleep or cram... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Read below: If you recently had bunion surgery, the rash may be reaction from one of the medications that you were placed on, or the bandage, or the anesthesia. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Phenol/alcohol: The least painful procedure for removal of an ingrown toenail is the phenol/alcohol prodecure with amerigel dresssing to follow. There are other alte... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Walk with boot/shoe: If the big toe is broken, you can put your full weight on the foot, especially if you are wearing a post op shoe ( a walking boot may be a little exce... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
No: If the area is painful or it feels so weak that you are not able to stand or walk, than you need to see someone right away. Popping of tendons is not... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Read below: The burning pain is usually caused by some type of nerve irritation or damage. This could also be caused by poor circulation or excessive swelling to... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Yes: Gabapentin is a very good drug with minimal side effects, especially at the lower doses. It is used for neuropathy, chronic pain and fibromyalgia, et... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Cramps: This sounds as if you are having muscle cramps to the feet that are brought on by fatigue, overexercise or non supportive shoes. Other causes may be ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Inflammation: Due to the swelling in your leg and ankle that is most probably caused by inflammation, you were smart enough to ake the Ibuprofen anti-inflammatory d... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Corn: This is a corn with the black dot indicating that the rubbing caused some bleeding to the toe and under the thick skin or corn. This is an easy and p... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Possible break: You need to ice, elevate and place an ace bandage around the area as soon as possible and as often as you can tonight. If he wakes up in the morning ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Read below: Forefoot varus is where the front half of the foot will be turned or rotated in a position where you big toe side of the foot is angled higher than th... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Genetic: There is nothing wrong with thin toenails in a child. This is just hereditary. Nothing to worry about.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Various answers: This may be caused by gout if the toe is red, hot and swollen that you can barely touch it. An ingrown toenail will have swelling and pain on the sid... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Read below: Just as any other physician. We write prescriptions and have to be able to calculate dosing. A lot of measurements are made with ulcers, etc. That ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Yes: Usually the numbness will last from the anesthetic for approx. 6-8 hours. There can be some residual numbness for a few days-1 week. If after 1 week... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Possible blood clot: If the toes are blue, this may be due to a blood clot or venous thrombosis to the affected leg. If drugs or Aspirin are not relieving the problem, se... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Read below: If you want to get back to playing professional or competitive sports, you need to see a sports medicine podiatrist or orthopedist that can evaluate ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Read below: Make sure to ice, elevate ad compress this with an ace bandage for the first 48 hours. Stay off of this as much as possible. If this is still painfu... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Yes: The drinking of warm water and freshly squeezed lemons help to neutralize the uric acid in your body. Try this after every meal. Sodas are really ba... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Yes, get checked: If after an injury your foot is still sore for more than 3 -4 days, you should get this checked out to make sure you do not have a fracture. Stress f... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Hypothalamus: This organ registers your body temperature like a thermostat. Therefore if your hypothalamus is not set properly you can still have cold feet and swe... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Allergic reaction: Though it is not common, you may be allergic to Medrol (methylprednisolone) and therefore having a worse outbreak on your skin. If there are no pus p... Read More
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A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Not typically: If you are having an allergic reaction the the Prednisone you may have swelling, redness and possibly itching to the area. The Prednisone does not us... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Possible lymphedema: This may be due to lymphedema with the heart deposits that will cause swelling to the area. This may also be due to some other form of vascular compr... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Lymphedema: Sounds like you may be having lymphedema which is a blockage of the lymph nodes that drain the excess bad fluid and bacteria out of your system and in... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Neuropathy symptoms: This is a condition that you should visit with a neurologist as soon a possible. This could be neuropathy or some other form of neuromuscular problem... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Delayed allergy: This sounds like a delayed allergic reaction to the oral medicine that you took. See your doctor for relief and medicine to stop the progression if yo... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Decreased oxygen: With the rsd, lupus and chronic edema this would naturally lead to some kind of compromise of blood flow to the feet. When the blood flow is diminish... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Yes: If you have a condition that causes swelling in the knee, the compromised circulation will lead to swelling in the foot also. See your vascular docto... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Swelling post period: It is not uncommon after a period for your feet to hurt as when your retain water your feet will swell, especially toward the end of the day. As your... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Read below: If this is a grade 1 tear, then immobilization is usually enough. If grade 2 depending on it's extent, this may be cured with a cast or possible surg... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Can be: If the ultrasound is set to high, it will cause pain to the area. Make sure that you do not have pain when the ultrasound is administered.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Dermatitis: This is probably a dermatitis to your feet. You can try some otc cortisone cream to the area. If this doesn't subside within a week, see your podiat... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Yes: The more anxiety a person generates, the more the body will revolt and create all types of untoward problems. Please contact your primary care doctor... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Read below: If this condition has been ongoing for over 3 days and getting progressively worse, make sure to see your podiatrist as you need to rule out a possibl... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
This is normal: 30-40% of the population have a longer second toe than the other toes. This is very normal. The reason that it hurts when you walk a lot is that the... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Tendon popping: Usually if the ankle is cracking after a sprain it is due to the swelling in the area. This can cause the tendon that extends around the ankle to pop... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Neuroma: A neuroma is a thickening of the nerve due to repetetive trauma. They typically remove the nerve that will cause some numbness, but the trade off is ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Possible bursitis: You may have bursitis ( an enlarged fluid sac on the back of the ankle) that would be fine when warmed up and running. Other possiblity of a pinched ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Plantar fasciitis...: If the pain is on the inside area of the heel, this is most likely pf or plantar fasciits, more commonly known as heel spur syndrome. If the pain sho... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Possible fungus: This is most probably a fungus. Try filing it very short and otc antifungal cream to the area twice daily. If no relief after 2 months, than see you... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Read below: If the toenail is falling off, it is best to remove the loose portions of the nail. Then clean it daily with alcohol and use some form of antifungal ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Read below: If you are not getting injured and stretching properly than there is nothing wrong with continuing a more intense form of exercise. On the other hand... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Not by yourself: You can try stretching your toes upward and possibly taping them, but realistically you will need surgery to straighten the toes, there are multiple ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Aug 4, 2012
Very impressive. Recommend highly.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lisch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lisch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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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!!!
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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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