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Dr. Barry Johnson

Podiatry
Ararat, VA
53 years experience male

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Treat all foot & ankle problems with a special interest in flatfoot deformities in children & adults.

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Podiatry

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English

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38 Answers
3 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Consult your surgeon: Consult your surgeon who put the screws in your ankle. Could just be incomplete healing of the fractures, which will go away with time. Occasionally, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Strengthen feet: To prevent injury, strengthening your feet with resistance training through full ranges of motion, especially the subtalar & midtarsal joints in ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Calf muscle lengthen: Calf muscle tendon lengthening with a gastrocnemius recession procedure followed by biomechanical control of the feet with orthotics to prevent fallin... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Mouth sores,rash han: Mouth sores, hand and foot rash. Hand-foot-and-mouth disease — a mild, contagious viral infection common in young children — is characterized by sor... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Ligamentous laxity: There is a condition known as erlos danlos syndrome, where one of the distinguishing features is ligamentous laxity.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Tight heel cords.: Probably tight heel cords, which cause a lot of children to start walking on the balls of their feet. This a fairly common, hereditary condition, pr... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Warm up before.: In some cases insufficient warm up prior to your dance activities.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Yes it can.: Generally warts are not painful, but on the plantar (bottom) surface of the foot they can be very painful, especially on a weight bearing surface, bec... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Not likely @ your ag: Not likely due to circulation @ your age. Do you have diabetes or is there a family history of diabetes? When there is an ulcer on the bottom of the f... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Keep heels elevated: Plantar fasciitis is caused by strain on the attachment to the heel bone(calcaneus). Going barefoot, even only @ night, or wearing any flat shoes, ie... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Not a proven therapy: Realy don't know. Probably reflexology charts online? Unfortunately, there are no double blind placebo controlled studies that indicate any clinical ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Probably stiffness.: This is probably due to stiffness of your joints and surrounding soft tissues. Immobilization of your joints due to being bedriden / sedentary follow... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Could be fungus: This may be due to a fungus which may respond to topical antifungal creams.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Ankle sprain: Probably an ankle sprain, which is one of the most common injuries, of the lower extremeties. This occurs when playing sports and twisting the ankle.... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Elevation of feet/le: Elevation of feet and lower legs on pillows, especially at night while asleep, then applying support hose before getting out of bed in am, to prevent ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Air in joint: Cracking or poping of joints is thought to be caused by air bubbles in joint fluid being compressed with movement. There is also the possible snapping... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Staples can loosen: Yes, staples can loosen, become prominent, cause pain and may need to be removed.
A female asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Imediate ice&elevate: Following any injury to the foot and/or ankle, put ice into a ziplock bag, wrap with a hand towel and apply to the injured area and elevate the foot a... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Nerve decompression: Possibly, with decompression of the common peroneal nerve, if not longstanding.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Some say cherrie jui: Some say cherrie juice. I don't know any clinical studies which have confirmed this effect.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Athelete's Foot: Probably athelete's foot, which is a fungus infection of the skin. Try an over the counter antifugal spray or cream first and apply to the affected ar... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
No unfortunately, US: No unfortunately, a doppler ultrasound to visiualize the deep veins of the lower leg is required to rule out a blood clot in the leg ( so called dvt( ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Burning Nerve pain: Generally, burning is nerve pain, but not always. Stressed legs? Assume this means after being on your feet? You may have a nerve entrapment, either @... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Can be helped: Scars are caused by tension in the skin. They can be helped, made smaller, less painful, etc. By simply using a bandaid (perforated preferred to allo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Gout Diet: There are gout diets available online. Most eliminate red meats, organ meats, alcohol, etc.
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Can be Arthritis : Stiff feet usually means osteoarthritis of the joints of the feet. X-rays generally show arthritic changes in the joints of the feet.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Can be prediabetic : Can be prediabetic neuropathy. Especially if there is a family(parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, or other siblings) history of diabetes. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Generally a few days: Generally a few days of fever and mild symptoms. The most common complication is dehydration. Make sure your child is sipping fluids regularly.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Pressure on Nerve(s): Vibrating sensations in the leg and foot are due to pressure on the nerve(s) running down the leg to the foot. This can occur at the spine or along th... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Wear low heels.: Sounds like you may have plantar fasciitis and possibly a tight gastrocnemius muscle/tendon. Avoid going barefoot, wearing flip flops , or any flat... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Blood under nail.: Purplish to black discoloration under toe nails with no history of injury, is due to shoe pressure on the nails. It will grow off in several months.... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Neuropathy/Nerve : Neuropathy/ nerve entrapments may cause these type symptoms.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Nerve injury: Ankle sprain can injure the superficial peroneal nerve crossing the front outside of the ankle. You need to have your injury evaluated by a podiatrist... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
No, ice will not.: No, ice will not, probably help. Foot drop is caused by a serious injury to the common peroneal nerve, and/or entrapment of the nerve causing paralys... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Nerve Entrapment: Burning pain is usually nerve related. Probably from impingement on the nerve going to the buttock @ the spinal column. Swelling in the legs is probab... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Swelling in joint: Swelling or fluid in the big toe joint can be caused by a number of things, from injury to a limitation of motion in the joint when walking( hallux li... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Nerve entrapment : Numbness ; tingling symptoms are generally the result of nerve entrapment ;/or compression on the nerve. Can originate from the back or osseous ligame... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
Podiatry 53 years experience
Yes, it could.: Yes your big toe could be broken, & x-rays are the way to know for sure, but the treatment is basically the same, for a fracture or sprain of the ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Johnson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Johnson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 1969MD

Residency

Northlake Comunity Hospital

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Winston-Salem Region, NC - Summer
2013
Top Podiatrist, Third Place, Virginia - Summer
2013
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