Dr. David Tobin

Podiatry
Estero, FL
40 years experience male

Locations

Office

Raleigh, NC

Address

8305 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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About

Bio

For more than 35 years, Dr. David C. Tobin, founder of Carolina Foot and Ankle Specialists, continues to be recognized by his patients and the professional medical community for his skill, dedication and charmingly comfortable demeanor. His excellent word-of-mouth reputation leads to frequent guest appearances on talk show radio and gave rise to a thriving multi-office practice. As a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, Dr. David Tobin specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all foot and ankle conditions through all stages of life. He is an expert in the surgical treatment of deformities of the foot, its related structures, and the medical management of foot diseases. Many patients seen by Dr. Tobin are referred by family practice physicians, intern

Specialties
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Podiatry

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

Licenses

United States: Florida, North Carolina

Doctor Q&A

255 Answers
545 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Diet, Meds: Stay hydrating eat well if taking medications ask for docotr or pharmasist about possible side effects if none of the above apply, then see you md ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: Two most common reasons for arch pain. 1. Strain on ligament that supports the arch (plantar fasciitis) 2. Joint inflammation.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Swelling: Fifth metatarsal injuries are common. They are either fractures or tendon injuries. Both hurt when walking, tendon injuries are near the base of the ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Lotion: Check shoes for fit. Lotion before bed neosporin cream if cracked daily pumice stone to keep thick skin controlled.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Rest: Depending on which toe is broken you may be able to splint it. You should have an xray to determine if it is in the right position. Sometimes buddy ta... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Walk: Remember that your feet swell and actually get bigger with each pregnancy. Get good fitting running shoes and walk, walk, walk.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Surgery: I'm assuming you mean after surgery. Yes they should fully heal, depending on the procedure and how much you were on your foot after surgery 4-12 mont... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Depends: If non-painful swelling it may be from the surgery or venous flow issue. If painful then radiographs would be needed and check for dvt.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Infected: Find sourse of infection, ie ingrown nail, foreign body and have it corrected by a physician.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
See a Podiatrist: Unusual for swelling to result in peeling toes, you may have a fungal infection even though it does not itch.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Must remove gauze: Soak your toe in warm soapy water for 20 minutes and peel away the gauze slowly.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Hopefully: Things to watch for: Red, swelling-infection Numbness, white skin-damage to nerve or blood supply Can bend toes or part of foot-tendon or muscle lace... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Os Trigonum: If it is in the back of your ankle and deep. See a podiatrist and have an xray.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Infected: See a doctor as soon as possible, you need oral and topical antibiotics.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Not likely: You need to try to find the cause: Possibly exercise without stretching Shoe irritation Over training Less likely bone spur If pain causes a limp-see ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Maybe: What is your age and weight. Remember that an incline also plays a roll in determining speedn
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Details: If the surgery was very recent you may have a blood clot-go to ER Otherwise communicate with your surgeon about your problem
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Podiatrist: Swollen and smaller is an odd combination, someone needs to examine your feet.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Podiatrist: Podiatrists have many options to relieve plantar fasciitis besides surgery
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Hammertoe: If it is the small toe the bump is the joint protruding, it rubs against shoe and becomes painful. Try different shoes, if still no relief see a Podia... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
No: Sorry, doesn't work like that, also that is dangerous if you have underlying heart or circulatory problems
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Wider shoes: Your shoes are squeezing your toes too tight
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Surgical: If painful the only treatment is surgical removal, usually done on an outpatient basis.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Pain and swelling: A sprain is an injury, so pain and swelling will be present.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Podiatrist: Never ignore abnormal skin changes. Have it evaluated by a podiatrist.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Trim the nail: Yellow and not attached is a dead nail, trim off the part not attached so that water doesn't accumulate under it and bateria grow. Keep it clean and d... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Stress relief: Relieve the srtess on the bone and give it time to heal. For most hairline/stress fractures 3 weeks does it.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
See a Podiatrist: A podiatrist can let you know if it is time for surgical correction or just a change in shoes/activity.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Possibly: If in same area then either the nerve is regenerating or other nerves are taking its place.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
No: Although the virus for plantar warts are in the same family as herpes, they are not sexually transmitted.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
See a Podiatrist: Nail split and hurting-may be early infection, see a podiatrist as soon as possible. When you call to make the appointment identify yourself a diabeti... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Yes: I think you have entered the obsessive/compulsive arena. Talk with you MD
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Inflammation: The walk strains your ankle, agravating the underlying cause. It may be an old injury, cartilage tear, bone cyst, chonic ankle sprain, ligament tear, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Less salt: Avoid canned foods fast foots processed meats.
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A male asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Maybe: It sounds like you have multiple systemic problems which can be related. Speak with your internist about this.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Location: Plantar fasciitis-bottom of foot achilles tendonitis-back of heel to calf.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
No: Fractures at a joint are painful with movement.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
No: The ankle pain may be coming from the tendon that attaches to the 5th base called the peroneus brevis. Have it checked out, you may need an ankle brac... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Lysol: Athletes foot is caused by a fungus and is easy to kill from surfaces. Lysol, dilute bleach, letting shower thoroughly dry for a few hours. The bathma... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: If pain is worst when first getting up it is plantar fasciitis. See a podiatrist for treatment.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
N&V: Take 2 initially, then 1 every hour until pain is gone or severe diahrea, nausea starts. Max 6 tablets/day.
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A 88-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Warning: A"hole" in your foot is never good, especially if you are diabetic or have neuropathy. See a podiatrist asap.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Surgery: There is no was to stop bunion progression, if you have flat feet orthotics can slow the progression but not stop it.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Tendon strain: Figure out what agravates ankle and stop doing it. Check shoes for excessive wear.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Nerve: Vibratory sensations are nerve related. It may be pressure on a nerve from a shoe or activity, or a damaged nerve. See a podiatrist for evaluation.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Trauma: Most likely your toes were injured at the same time. Where you hiking downhill when you sprained your ankle?
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Yes: Have an orthotic made by a podiatrist to level out your weight bearing.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Ligament: Most ankle injuries are ligaments, however you can tear a tendon but it is not usually referred to as a torn ankle tendon. Depending on the severity o... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Surgery: The only cure for a bunion is to surgically correct the bone deformity. Pads, splints, orthotic, injection, oral meds and various shoes can help relie... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 40 years experience
Old injury: You likely tore the ligaments that hold your toe in place at some time.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tobin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tobin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr Tobin, the rushed dr said im not a surgeon but maybe you may need a pin and there's no healing ! My body doesnt feel this. I have a tuberoisty fracture 1mm ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! I've got an exam soon so it's probably stress! But i'll follow your advice and get my circulation checked! I don't smoke! Thanks, appreciate your help!! :)
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Thanks for your quick reply! Usually when i get a migraine my head feels like it's pounding. I feel nauseous. I am very sensitive to light &sound. And im usually conges

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 1983MD

Awards

Thought Leader, Third Place, Raleigh Region, NC - Summer
2013
Top Podiatrist, First Place, North Carolina - Summer
2013
Top Podiatrist, Second Place, North Carolina - Spring
2017

Affiliations

american board of podiatric surgery
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