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Dr. David Tobin

Podiatry
Raleigh, NC
39 years experience male

Locations

Office

Raleigh, NC

Address

8305 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC
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My office hours

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

Bio

For more than 30 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: North Carolina

Doctor Q&A

255 Answers
545 Agrees
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
L5/S1: Pressure on l5/s1 nerve trunks. Don't force the urine out so hard and see if that helps.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Achilles tendonitis: If pain began in back of your ankle then it sounds like you are straining your achilles. Often when people have pain on the bottom of the heel (plant... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Slightly: Sudden ankle swelling for no appearant reason should always be checked out by a physician.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Bruised: Yes, it sounds like you injured that area. Give it time to heal.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Tendonitis: You are discribing the course of the peroneus longus tendon. Unless you had an injury at onset it is usually an overuse type tendonitis.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
?: Could you please try to describe your problem in more detail. If you are having pain you need to be checked for a DVT (deep vein thromosis) as soon a... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Maybe: A common cause of foot/leg swelling and migraines is high blood pressure. Are you sure you are having a migraine? Describe your symptoms please?
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Poor circulation: Number 1 reason is poor circulation. If you get out of bed, walk around a little bit and the pain goes away that is a sign. See you doctor for evaluat... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Yes: There a 2 different jones procedures, an orthopedic foot and ankle specialist and podiatrist both perform these.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
PRP: Platelet rich plasma has been shown to be an excellent alternative to surgery for plantar fasciitis. I have been using it for 3 years with 85% cure ra... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Hmm: Sounds like a chronic problem. You may have pulled the muscular attachments away from the bone. Ask your doctor if an MRI could help identify the prob... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Options: If the screw is completely in the bone and not causing pain it can be left in, if it is bothering you a portion can be removed, sometimes the entire s... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Circulation: May be block in blood flow or reaction to cold, stress and/or smoking (raynaud's) get it checked out soon.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Podiatrist: Although there are many orthopedic doctors who are as good as a podiatrist, podiatry specializes in foot and ankle problems as well as surgery.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Athletes foot: Small raised red bumps with clear fluid inside is athletes foot. Don't wear the same shoe 2 days in a row, wear socks when you can. See a podiatrist i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Ask your doctor: It is important to communicate with your surgeon, not friend, family or the nurse down the road.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
See doctor: Pain and swelling usually indicates and injury, since not getting better see a Podiatrist for evaluation and treatment.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Athletes foot: If on the sole of your foot then athletes foot if on top and bottom then sensitive to sock or shoe.
A male asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Nerve: Nerve problems can also give you brief periotic stinging, burning, tingling
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Many: 1. Normal for you 2. Medications 3. Shoe/sock selection.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
BP, strain: High blood pressure venous backflow salt arthritis non-supportive shoes obesity.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Oral Lamisil (terbinafine): I've found that topicals and laser do not work well at all. Speak with your podiatrist to see if you are a candidate for oral lamisil, (terbinafine) a... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
?: Never heard of "black fungus" have your foot looked at by a podiatrist, black coloration could be bad.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Surgery: Only treatment that gets rid of a bunion. Podiatrists are the best physicians to perform bunion surgeries.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Yes: Yes, but not until your doctor gives you the all clear. Yu can also resume wearing high heels, but i don't recommend them for skydiving.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
3-6 months: The initial healing is relatively quick 3-4 weeks, but until 100% it may take many months. It is important to follow your doctors post-op instructions... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Maybe: It can show arthritic changes suggestive of ra, but other forms arthritis can mimic these changes. A blood test is less expensive and can diagnose ra.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Indomethacin: 2 drugs commonly used colchicine and indomethacin other options Prednisone dose pack, IV gout medication (new).
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
See a doctor: You may have an infection traveling up your leg. See a physician as soon as possible.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Athletes foot: Small red/pink raised bumps with clear watery fluid inside. Tx: try to keep your feet and shoes dry. Wear socks with shoes, don't wear same shoe 2 ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Brace or surgery: I will assume you mean loose ligaments from old ankle sprains. An ankle brace is often helpful as well as surgical repair of the ligamants.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Rest and elevate: Rest is good, elevation helps reduce swelling and wearing a surgical boot will decrease stress on bone.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Ask your doctor: Your surgeon is the only one that can determine that. Ask him/her. Don't mess up after 6 weeks because you have ants in your pants.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Please retype: Unable to determine what you are saying. If it is i had my plaster cast removed for a weber type b fracture with well aligned fibula. You get swellin... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: The ligament that helps support you arch is being strained (plantar fascia) try more supportive shoes and achilles stretches. If that doesn't help the... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Compression: If pain is gone then compression, if pain is mild, then ankle brace.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Yes: Be sure to stretch and wear custom orthotics.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Short term: Medications only cover up the pain, you need to find the cause of your fasciitis and treat that for long term relief.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
See a doctor: Severe pain is never a good thing, you may have a stress fracture or torn tissue.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Nerve issue: Decreased sensation can be early signs of diabetes but more likely your shoes are pressing on a nerve at the joint where your big toe and foot meet. C... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
ROM: Once the pain has resolved it is helpful to perform range of motion. To do this, sit on high chair or edge of bed so that your foot doesn't touch the ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Shoes/activity: May be associated with the seasons activity or shoe style. You will need to be a detective. Less likely is arthritis that only flares up with the we... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Stretch: Assuming you have good circulation, try stretching both before and after runs, keep running shoes in good shape, avoid minimalist shoes.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
The least amount: All doses have an effect, you should take the smallest amount possiible to treat your problem.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
White nail: If on the surface it can be yeast or damage from nail polish. If deep it usually means the nail is not firmly attached to the nail bed.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Podiatrist: For foot orthotics a podiatrist is best.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
No: More likely poor technique, wrong shoes or flat feet.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
NWB: Limit weight bearing exercise, a recumbant bicycle is good as well as swimming.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
More info: In order to answer this question i will need to know 1. Is discharge watery or sticky 2. Is discharge white or beige 3. Is skin around wound red an... Read More

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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

NC Foot and Ankle Society
american board of podiatric surgery
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