Dr. Grace Torres-hodges

Podiatry
Pensacola, FL
25 years experience female

Locations

Torres Hodges Podiatry

Pensacola, FL

Address

9400 University Parkway, Suite 301, Pensacola, FL, United States
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My office hours

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

8504788579

About

Bio

I serve the Gulf Coast communities of Northwest Florida and South Alabama. I see patients both in our office and in the hospital. We treat children, adults & seniors and specialize in all aspects of podiatry ranging from conservative to surgical treatments. I have active staff and surgical privileges at Baptist Hospital, Gulf Breeze Hospital and Sacred Heart Hospital as well as the Andrews Institute for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

Specialties
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Podiatry

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: Alabama, Florida

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

632 Answers
176 Agrees
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Probably not...: There are several reasons that can cause red marks that are itchy on the ankles. This can be from things such as insect bites, contact dermatitis, fu... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Not necessarily, but: In it of itself, sgpt/sgot and uric acid level changes don't have a direct correlation to pain in the heel. There are several etiologiest to heel pai... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
check the toe box: Look for a shoe with a wide and deep toe box. It's based on the shape of the shoe rather than buying a "wide" shoe. When you buy a wide shoe the who... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Usually...: Maturity in the foot is typically marked by the presence of all the tarsal bones, the closure of the epiphyseal plates (including the secondary site t... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Vasoconstriction: Vasoconstriction of the vessels can cause nails to turn blue. Known as raynaud's phenomenon, the constriction causes a loss of bloodflow in the area ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Need more info: Your description without any history is too vague and makes this difficult to give an answer. Best bet is to have a podiatrist examine you.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Get it examined: See a podiatrist to have it examined and checked. It can be the result of problems in either the foot or ankle.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Metabolic disorder: Gout is a disease in which your body makes too much uric acid or does not get rid of it properly. Symptoms can include single joint pain, extreme, ho... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Technically...: if you mean KINDS as to type of species - it's quite numerous but the most common is trichophyton rubrum. Tinea pedis (aka foot fungus) is an infecti... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Depends...: You need to determine what is causing your pain. Podiatrists will examine and treat the cause of your foot problems but can also recommend proper sho... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Call your surgeon: Assuming you haven't done anything to disrupt the healing and have been compliant with your post operative instructions, at 31 days, swelling can be r... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Have it examined: red spots on both the palm and sole may be something minor like a contact dermatitis or more serious like viral condition or underlying systemic disea... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Anonychia: anonychia refers to the absence of fingernails and toenails
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Get it examined: See a podiatrist to have it examined and checked. It can be the result of problems in either the foot or ankle.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Have it checked: Keep in mind the body is 75% water. During the warmer months, it can cause joints/capsules to swell and during the colder months will diminish. If ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Metabolic disorder: Gout is a disease in which your body makes too much uric acid or does not get rid of it properly. Symptoms can include single joint pain, extreme, ho... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Need a more info: Your symptoms are too vague to determine what could be wrong. I would suggest seeing a specialist so that a proper examination may be conducted. Alt... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Get it checked: A faint black vertical line or streak on a toenail can be a warning sign of a more serious condition. This needs to be evaluated because cancers of t... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Big difference: know the word origins ectomy = cut tendon = soft tissue attachment from muscle to bone onych = nail tendonectomy - tendon cutting the more common... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Get feet checked: There are no specific shoes to recommend but keep in mind, shoe manufacturers assume all folks have the same shaped foot and arch. To customize the s... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
See your doctor: Injury or blood draw can sometimes result in bruising. A residual discoloration is often due to some hemosidrin deposits in the subcutaneous skin and... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Get an xray: An xray is the only way to surely know if the bone is broken. Go to the podiatrist and get checked properly.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Neuropathy: The effects polio can have long term damage to the nerves. The nerves control sensation, muscle/motor, as well as the autonomic nervous system. Skin... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
See the podiatrist: See the podiatrist. Question: does it hurt and does it impact your daily activity? Conservative treatments focus on getting rid of the irritation a... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
See the doc: Have it examined. It may be something as simple as irritation. Topical medication may be prescribed. It may also be a reaction to something, like a... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
See a podiatrist: A nerve may have been affected; however, you want to rule out other injury to the area including the capsules, joints and bones. Any injury to these ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
May be a fungus: Skin that is noted on the palms of the hands, plantar aspect of the foot and intertriginous zones (creases) can become irritated by friction and can a... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Graves disease is a thyroid disorder. Thyroid diseases can be known to cause changes in the skin, hair and nails of the feet and legs. Many times, th... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
A tear is a tear: The degree of tendon tear may differ in radiologist interpretation; however, a tear is a tear. Keep in mind, the MRI is a diagnostic test. Your doct... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Always a possibility: Anytime a break in the skin is made - such as with an injection - there is a risk for an infection. Take the antibiotics as a precaution.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Difficult to predict: There is no way to predict the extent numbness with your chemo. Keep in mind the medicine is targeted to the bad cells but the nerve cells often time... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Depends: Before a child develops a normal heel-toe motion in walking, shoes are primarily worn to protect from injury. Keep in mind that infants/toddlers have... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
At first: Basically, these are new prescription devices for your feet and your feet are now using some muscle groups that it hasn't used as the devices function... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Need X-ray: You need to get your foot/ankle checked and x-rays taken in order to determine if a fracture is present. If this is a recent injury, the tightness ca... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Go to the podiatrist: You need to have it examined and an x-ray to rule out a fracture.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Consult Vascular: It's important that ultrasounds evaluate the flow in both arteries and veins to determine an underlying peripheral vascular disease problem. Without p... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Ask for biopsy: If in doubt, request that the bump be biopsied. That's the best way to know what you are dealing with.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Have it checked: Sounds like you injured it and unless it's examined it's hard to say whether it is in the soft tissue, the bone or the joint. See the podiatrist!
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Part of Ankle Sprain: A tear in the atf ligament is the most common ligament stressed and disrupted in ankle sprains. If you have a grade i ankle sprain, typically the atf... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Xray: You need to have your foot examined and xrays would be able to tell if you have fractured anything. Go to the podiatrist!
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Consider recheck: The swelling immediately from a sprain may mask an underlying fracture associated with the injury. Consider getting rechecked and having an xray. Se... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Bone cysts can be be found in any bone of in the body.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Depends...: Your question is a bit too broad to answer...Lots of variables related to the type of exercise you are participating in and your overall health.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Depends: It will depend on what toes your broke and where on the foot. The xray will determine that. If the toes need to be immobilized during the healing pr... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Probably a nerve: Note when you have this sensation. Get checked by a podiatrist. There are some diseases that have sensations that are associated with this, like dia... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
See a DPM: Don't guess what it could be. Consider going to the podiatrist to have a comprehensive foot examination which will many times include an evaluation a... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Ligament damage: If we are referring to lateral ankle sprains (most common), the degrees are based on the number of ligaments damaged and/or torn. Each degree signifi... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Yes...: Exercising can have an influence on your menstrual cycle and your diet in + /- ways. Keep track of it and your exercise routine. Talk to your gyn if... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Pressure points: Corns and calluses are your skin's way of protecting itself from increased pressure sites. This can occur with or without shoes.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 25 years experience
Due to psoriasis: The brittle, thinned texture to the toenails is related to your psoriasis. Keep in mind, the toenails are part of the skin system too.
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Testimonials
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Sep 26, 2013
Great answers. Excellent and experienced contributor. Highly recommend.
Jul 8, 2013
excellent podiatrist and an asset to Healthtap
Aug 19, 2013
Great answers and excellent knowledge base.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! I really appreciate the fact that my worries can be gone after you answer my question.sure enough I need to see a podiatrist ASAP ! Thank you.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for taking time for me and my question. And not expecting payment first! You're much appreciated! Thank you again!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I wish I could express how thankful I am to have a lead on this. Thank

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

SAINT VINCENT MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

SAINT VINCENT MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Pi Mu Delta
NYCPM Board of Trustees Excellence in Leadership Award
Top Doctor, First Place, Pensacola Region, FL - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Podiatry Fellow, Council on Nail Disorders
Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine
Fellow, American Professional Wound Care Association
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