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Dr. Clark Pillsbury

Podiatry
Reno, NV
35 years experience male

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Reno, NV

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10463 Double R Blvd, Suite 100, Reno, NV
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Podiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

48 Answers
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Multiple reasons: One can be born with a short leg. Most of us have one leg, foot, arm slightly shorter than the other by a 1/4" or less. Injuries can cause a short leg... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Eat wisely: Avoid red meat, red wine, beer, shell food, sea food, organ food. High blood pressure medicine can cause gout. Work with your medical doctor. Allopuri... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
No easy treatment: Anklosing spondylitis can be managed best with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine, exercise and physical therapy. Sometimes surgery on the spine ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Yes: The bigger question is did you fall down the stairs or ar you asking to find out if you can? You can sprain or break the ankle or do much worse. If y... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Foods to avoid: Foods that are rich in purines, an amino acid, are the ones to avoid which leaves everything else useable. The foods are red wine, beer, red meat, she... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Compression: The best way is compression socks, elevation and walking. Talk with your orthopaedic doctor and make sure that is what they want you to do.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Both: Ct with contrast is used as is MRI with gadolinium for diagnosing and evaluating the size of the meningioma. A radiologist would generally make a reco... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Not an easy answer: Yellow toenails may be caused by fungus under the nail. Treatment is possible but takes a long time. I would see a podiatrist and have your nails exam... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Yes: Having a high arch can cause a muscle inbalance with the muscles on the front of your leg and those in the back of your leg. The ones in front are wor... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Probably: Fungus likes a dark, warm, moist place to live and fake nails offer a great environment. Fungus under the nails is very hard to treat and it spreads t... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Unknown: Bone does not heal properly with movement. Depends on which joints are trying to fuse. In the best of circumstances it takes at least 6 weeks for bone... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Unknown: I'm not sure what "cll and a fib" stand for. A longer word would help. Besides that, ankles can swell for many reasons. Heart, lung, kidney, circulati... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Lots of reasons: Bunions, hammertoes, high arches, flat feet, shoes are some of the reasons. Need more information before a better answer is given. Which toes, any ac... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Nerve or muscle?: Possible short leg may cause that type of pain. Could be a pinched nerve in the low back. Could be a band of tissue on the outside of your hip rubbing... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Nail surgery: A podiatrist or medical doctor would numb your toe, remove the edge or sometimes the entire nail, use phenol (carbolic acid) to kill the growth area o... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Remove the toenail: Toenail fungus is extremely difficult to treat. Oral Lamisil (terbinafine) can be used once a culture of the toenail is done, liver function test, tre... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Healthy food: If your gout is caused by food and not high blood pressure medicine, try to avoid the following types of food. Foods that are high in purines cause ur... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Podiatrist: A podiatrist ( foot doctor) can help you the most with an ingrown toenail. Once the nail is ingrown, it is highly unlikely that the nail will grow out... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Sugar affects organs: Diabetes affects all the organs of the body such as the eyes, heart, kidneys, nerve tissue, skin, blood vessels, etc. Excess sugar in the body speeds ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Stretching: A "charley horse" in my terminology would be a cramp in the muscle. It can caused by a muscle inbalance of leg muscles in front vs back of the leg, sw... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Trauma = Swelling: Toes have no place to swell except outward. No muscles or fat in the toes and trauma will cause swelling. Apply light compression to the toes with ela... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Short leg: Depends on where the shin pain is, front, inside or outside leg. If only one leg and i assume on the inside of the leg, you may have a short leg. Your... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Get help soon: He needs to see a medical doctor soon for the very high blood pressure and get it under control. Burning and tingling in the hands and feet might be r... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Cold: Cold water is better as it decreases the size of the blood vessels. Hot water brings more blood and fluid to the area and allows for more swelling. El... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Ice is good: Ice massage the area for 5 minutes. Styrofoam cup, fill with water, tear off top 1/4 inch and rub your heel for 5 minutes. See a podiatrist and get ev... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Stabilize It: The big toe is bent upwards with turf toe. One would need to keep it from bending with a surgical shoe and tape for about 6 weeks to get the best chan... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Maybe: You would need to have some blood work and see what you short and long term blood sugar levels are and have been. Early symptoms of diabetes are incre... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Don't know: How long has it been since you twisted the ankle? You should have it examined and found out how bad you injured it. See a podiatrist or an orthopaedic... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
By a neurologist: An EMG test is done by placing electrodes in the feet and legs, sending an electrical impulse thru them and seeing how fast it takes to get from point... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Don't know: What did you do to your calf muscle? Tear it, stretch it, bruise it. Need more information.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Maybe: Physiotherapy is the treatment of disease by physical exercise, massage, electrical therapy, etc. A ligament will generally heal if it does move, that... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Remove it: Once a toenail becomes ingrown, it is very difficult to have the nail grow out normal and not ingrown. I would recommend seeing a podiatrist to have y... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Plaster casting: Custom orthotics are generally made by applying fast setting plaster of paris impregnated gauze on the feet, one at a time, holding the foot in what a... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Probably: Orthotics that are made with fairly hard material are very "controlling". If they tip your feet in the wrong direction, usually rolling inward, it can... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Plantar Fascitis: It can be plantar fascitis, a band of tissue on the bottom of the foot that is inflammed. Can be nerve pain. I would recommend seeing a podiatrist and... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Possible: Generally, superficial veins are not the ones that cause a deep vein thrombosis but anything is possible. I would work with your medical doctor and ha... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Blood Clot : It's possible you might have a blood clot in the leg, i would get to the nearest er asap and have them do a vascular exam.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Need more info: Need to know where in general your foot hurts, top, bottom, inside, outside of foot. Is the pain only when you walk or at rest also? Activites you do... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Compression: Swelling in the feet and legs can be caused by vein problems, heart, lung, kidney, liver, blood pressure medicine to name a few. Most likely standing... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Infection????: I would recommend you see your medical doctor and have them evaluated. Make sure it is the lymph nodes for starters. The lymph nodes are your bodies f... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Maybe: Mri would help to determine how much the tendon is seperated. If the ends are close together, then casting for about 6-8 weeks may be all you need. Su... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
See a cardiologist: The feet swelling and his heart problem probably go together. See a cardiologist for the best possible treatment options.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Lot of unknown info: Swelling can be caused by heart, lung, kidney, lymph system, circulation problems and some medicine to name a few. Sometimes compression socks help, e... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Lots of possiblities: Numbness could be from diabetes, thyroid disorders, vitamin B12 deficiency, spinal nerves and back problems are some of the more common reasons. I wou... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Compression: Use a compression stocking or compression socks to help with the edema. Very slow to decrease and may never be normal size again.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
May be fungus?: It's not normal for a 4 and half year old child to lose her toenails. I would take her to a podiatrist and have the feet examined for the possible cau... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Compression: Talk with your medical doctor about your pulmonary edema. For your feet, compression stockings is the number one way to help, elevation when not walki... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Plantar Fascitis: A band of tissue on the bottom of the foot that attaches from the heel bone all the way to your toes. It is short at rest and suddenly stretched when ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Pillsbury is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pillsbury is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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It was due tonprevious hand, foot and mouth desease. Thanks!
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Thank you, i knew my pain was coming from the short leg
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This saved my life. Thank You! My name adel from libya

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Dr. William M Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 1987MD
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