Dr. Chuc Dang

Podiatry
Westminster, CA 92683, CA
37 years experience male

Locations

Brookhurst Foot & Ankle

Westminster, CA 92683, CA

Address

15444 Brookhurst, Westminster, CA 92683, CA
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Podiatry

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English

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Impingmt or tendinit: It could be sciatica (in w/c pain starts from hip and radiates downward), but since pain starts distal and radiates proximal, this sounds like nerve i... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Black toenails: Black toe nails most commonly refer to subungual hematomas (a bruise under the nail) from trauma. Other causes of black toenails--not from trauma-- co... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Bad nails: Usually you want to see a dermatologist (for toenails, see a foot specialist/podiatrist). Bad nails usually imply thick, dystrophic, dark or colored ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) =Zn oxide: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is used for diaper rash, its ingredient = zinc oxide, is not an antifungal. Since athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is ca... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Calf atrophy: Sounds like you have bl calf atrophy. The DX depends on how long you have this condition, and whether it is progressing(getting worse). There is a fam... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Shooting pain/ feet: Shooting pain in feet: depends on how long you have this problem, and whether it is with or without shoes. Usually, this is a sign of nerve entrapmen... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Rest it if it hurts: If your achilles tendon hurts after an exercise or similar activity, find out if there is swelling and/or a bruise at the site of pain; and whether yo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
No pain= neuropathy?: A common ankle injury is lateral (or inversion) sprain. If this is what you have, there may not be bruising or pain depending on the degree of sprain ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Leg muscle fatigue: Yes this is normal. After workout, the leg muscles are more fatigued (= tired) than when you were not working out. When muscles are tired, they often ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Foot taping: If u put tape on the feet, avoid the toes if u can (except if u do a buddy splint for a toe fracture or subluxation). Otherwise, foot taping is frequ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
GroinLymphadenopathy: Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) doesn't by itself cause groin lymph node pain, as it is a fungal condition limited to the skin--unless there is concomita... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Swelling = edema: Foot swelling (= pedal edema) occurs when standing or sitting with the feet dangling (not propped up). In these positions, the feet are subject to gra... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
ORIF of ankle fx: Broken ankle repair sx is typically done open, and not arthroscopically. Open technique (orif) allows for accurate reduction of fracture deformity (ie... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Recurrent ingrown ?: If the part above the toenail is inflamed and hurts, you may have a recurrent ingrown nail or an infection, so as a precaution, take an appropriate or... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Fasciitis& numb toes: Plantar fasciitis (inflammation of the ligament w/c originates from the calcaneus & attaches to the met heads in the plantar aspect of the foot) is a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Blisters from tinea: The location of water blisters in your feet (sole and toewebs) can reveal their cause if these blisters appear in a humid environment. Most often, the... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Buddy splint: To keep comfortable during sleep with a broken 5th toe, tape the broken toe to the 4th toe next to it (buddy splint) and wear a post-op shoe--or rigid... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Roomier toe box: You can use a shoe stretcher to stretch the area of the small toe in your new shoes. Or if the toe box or shoe tip of the new shoes is too narrow (too... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
A careful yes: You can run again if you get proper medical attention. Your foot & ankle specialist will evaluate your injury and temporarily put you in a cast or a s... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Toeing-in: Feet and legs which turn towards each other is a condition rather commonly seen in pediatrics, and known as in-toeing or pidgeon toed gait. This is as... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Big toe clicking: This is a benign finding. The most likely explanation for toes or knuckles to 'click' is due to the presence in some individuals of tiny air pockets i... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Ankle swelling: You might have sprained your ankle when playing ( a sprain is a ligament tear, whether a partial tear or a complete tear). You should wear an ankle su... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Pre-eclampsia?: Swollen feet are common during pregnancy, but when present with headache, you should get your BP (blood pressure). If BP is elevated, go check with yo... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Calc fracture: You need to wear a cam walker(= walking cast ) abd stay off of the foot with crutches. Next go see a foot & ankle specialist or orthopedist for x-rays... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
W/c leg muscle group: Lower leg muscles; w/c group, anterior (edl, ta) or posterior (achilles tendon)? If anterior lower leg, you could have strained the edl or at muscle; ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Cold feet & vit B12: Cold feet (and hands) is often a condition where the blood flow is impaired due to overconstriction of the capillaries by the sympathetic nervous syst... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Passive contraction: This condition is usually referred to as muscle spasm. Muscle spasm is a spontaneous muscle contraction: as the muscle contracts, it grows tighter. Wh... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Turn black=venous: Old people's feet swell up b/c foot swelling is more common as one ages.The kind of foot swelling more often age-related is the chronic or recurrent ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Pinky nails curling: If your pinky (baby) toenails are curling, they may not retain their normal pink & glossy appearance (they have fungus). Using fungus cream is not as ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Sciatica pain: If this occurs only in the same lower limb, you should suspect sciatica or radiculopathy. Sciatica is a nerve condition caused by pinching/ entrapment... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Ankle swelling: It depends on the degree of severity of the ankle sprain (grade 1 > 3), and on the activity level of the pt (immobilization in a p/splint and crutc... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Clubfoot a deformity: Clubfoot is not a symptom, but a deformity (talipes equinovarus is another name for clubfoot). This is a triplane deformity: equinus (sagittal pl), va... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Ingrown toenail: A nail becomes ingrown when one or both borders become incurvated and grow downward on one or the other side (or both sides) of the nail plate. As the... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Cotton procedure: The cotton p/c typically involves a wedge osteotomy of the 1st cuneiform in the medial column to correct flat foot deformity. The p/c is indicated in ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Abx for ingrown nail: Yes, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (= trimetrhoprim-sulfamethoxazole) is an antibiotic, and can be taken for ingrown toenail infections.... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Blistering: Area turned hard, yellowish, & itchy after popped blister on foot: answer: could be cellulitis.Normally would want to drain blister instead of poppi... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Thick skin > callus: Some people develop thick hard skin in the sole of their feet. This hard skin often has a yellowish coloration, and becomes callus (hyperkeratosis). A... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Family doctor = PCP: Yes, you can go to the family physician, a fp or gp (aka pcp= primary care physician) for a bruised toe. In a managed care environment, it usually is ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Under toe or nailbed: You probably mean dark line under the 'nail bed' (not the toe). If you do mean under the toe, is it the bottom of the toe? If so, terbinafine (lamisi... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Massage + potassium: If the cramp is only in the right foot, and has been present a week, you can massage frequently to ease the cramp, but should also see your physician ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
R/o DVT & P.E.: When your calf feels hard & sore due to swelling, u need to check if it also warm and/or purple or red. If yes, should be suspicious for DVT and need ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Desquamation: The dry skin which is peeling off your son's feet (aka desquamation) occurs after the rash from strep pharyngitis (rash is referred to as scarlet feve... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Cut EHL tendon: If tendon on top of big toe (ehl tendon) is cut, one should get to the nearest E.R. Or foot specialist's office to get the great toe splinted in a p/o... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Need foot specialist: In general, treatment is either via splinting/ bracing, or surgical correction & repair. In discussing foot deformities, one needs to consult w/ a spe... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Type of foot edema: Edema in feet & ankles is due to venous insufficiency when it is unilateral or uneven swelling if bilateral (more swelling in one foot > other), an... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Lab diagnosis: At the office or in the clinic, we can get biopsy or aspiration samples from these heel lesions and send them to microbiology lab for culture (specify... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Ant muscle group: This depends on whether this symptom is caused by any physical activity (sport, exercise) or injury. Absent any of these factors, pain in the anterior... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Leg tendon injury: Muscles of the leg have an action on the foot, or conversely, the muscles that govern the foot are in the leg. As a tendon is part of a muscle, ca... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Foot swelling: What can cause feet & ankles to swell: there are many causes, but in a person in the 30s age group, this could be from an inherent weakness in the lym... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Is it after work out: This depends on what caused the tightness/soreness. If this is from physical activites ie. Workout, exercise, you only need to give it more time. If t... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you. I finally found a DR that will see me without paying $200 up front. I'm also pregnant so nobody wants to give me pain killers. :(
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanku sir I m walking on ptb brace. My doc advised to walk on ptb brace and regular visits. r
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Thanks for your quick reply! Cause is B12 deficiency, you didn't answer the question.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Other, Other
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

Type in hospital

Awards

Top Podiatrist, Third Place, California - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Childrens hospital orange county
Fountain valley regional hospital
Garden grove hospital and medical center
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