Dr. James Lunsford

Podiatry
Houston, TX
45 years experience male

Locations

Office

Houston, TX

Address

9405 huffmeister rd #100, Houston, TX
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Aetna Life Insurance Company

CIGNA Health Care

Private Healthcare Systems, Inc (PHCS)

UnitedHealthcare

About

Specialties
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Podiatry

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

17 Answers
61 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lunsford
Podiatry 45 years experience
Bone vs soft tissue: A toe fracture means one of the bones are broken, a sprain is a tear or strain of the soft tissues such as tendons or ligaments.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lunsford
Podiatry 45 years experience
Custom orthotics: Flatfoot conditions, pronation, may cause abnormal stress inthe lower back in 35-40% of the cases...I do not recommend the new scholl inserts...Rxsorb... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lunsford
Podiatry 45 years experience
Awful: A full blown true rupture leaving a depression in the tendon called a dell may require surgery. An MRI will help make that decision. A partial rupture... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lunsford
Podiatry 45 years experience
Pathology or shoes: Numbness during or immediately after activity could be either a poor shoe fit or sizing vs nerve pathology, pinch or neuroma...Start with a really goo... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lunsford
Podiatry 45 years experience
Probably not: although the FHL originates from the calf, it would require substantial swelling and therefore pain to demonstrate a noticeable difference in leg circ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lunsford
Podiatry 45 years experience
Yes: Pressure from the shoes will effect the root and deform the nail.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lunsford
Podiatry 45 years experience
Meds and rest: Pain on the bottom of the great toe joint may be an inflamed two piece sesamoid bone or a fracture of the pea size bone. If rest, immobilization, and ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lunsford
Podiatry 45 years experience
Yes: Post cast pain is usually due to weakness from long term immobilization and responds to physical therapy.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lunsford
Podiatry 45 years experience
4-6weeks: Longer if the fracture is multifaceted. Rest, elevation most important the first 2 weeks. Afterward, immobilization and either non or partial weight b... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lunsford
Podiatry 45 years experience
No: No connection between C4 and the lower extremity.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lunsford
Podiatry 45 years experience
Not necessarily: Toe walkers can be premature babies but can be a simple genetically tight achilles.
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lunsford
Podiatry 45 years experience
Bone vs soft tissue: A broen toe means a fracture of the bone, a sprain is a tendon or ligament injury.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lunsford
Podiatry 45 years experience
Probably not: I am unaware of any over the counter product that has great success...If you can find formula 3 online it is used twice daily and if it has not resolv... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lunsford
Podiatry 45 years experience
Diode laser: Frequency at 980 nanometers.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lunsford
Podiatry 45 years experience
Rest: Non weight bearing or use of a rigid sole shoe when active to restrict motion and offer as much stability as possible.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lunsford
Podiatry 45 years experience
Clot: Particularly after a flight, danger...A clot in the lower extremity will go to the lungs...Seek immediate evaluation.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lunsford
Podiatry 45 years experience
Maybe: Ill fitting shoes will cramp toes and destabilize heel strike and stance producing stress and pain.
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lunsford is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lunsford is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks!
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This was very helpful. Thanks!
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Thanks for your quick reply!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

ocpm
Graduated 1978MD

Awards

VP Texas state board of podiatric medical examiners

Affiliations

advanced diagnostic foot and ankle specialists of cy fair
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