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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges

Podiatry
Pensacola, FL
24 years experience female

Locations

Torres Hodges Podiatry

Pensacola, FL

Address

9400 University Parkway, Suite 301, Pensacola, FL, United States
Directions

My office hours

Friday: Closed
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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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Podiatry

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: Alabama, Florida

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

632 Answers
176 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Minimally 12 weeks: Without a complete history of your injury and sports activity, the non-displaced fractures will take a minimum of 6-8 weeks to heal (assuming there ar... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Best to see podiatry: A good medical history and clinical examination is needed to answer this questions because there are several etiologies to that kind of symptom. Best... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Could be fungal: Should be checked and examined. Proper topical treatment may all that needs to be prescribed. If left untreated may spread and become more invasive.... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Ready for children: Why not? Talk to your OB, but barring that your condition does not have any systemic concerns, the physical absence of a limb and injury to the knee ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Depends...: Depends on how hard and long you plan to work out and what your schedule has been up to date. Consider working with a personal trainer to have good o... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Low purine foods: Gout can be triggered by purine rich foods, diuretics or alcohol. It causes the body to have an increase in uric acid resulting from too much product... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Matrixectomy: Unless the nail matrix (root) is removed, there is always a chance of the nail problem recurring. There is a difference between a nail matrixectomy (... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Take it slow: That's more than 6+ months since you've worked out and the key is to not immediately stress the ankle. Make sure that you condition yourself with str... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Can't really compare: They are both great specialties but focus on different aspects. The DPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who will focus on restoring function and main... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Need to be examined: A thorough history and a good clinical examination is needed in order to determine the cause of this. There are several factors that can contribute a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Tell your doctor...: After 3 weeks from an ankle sprain, symptoms should have subsided if you've been properly examined and treated. If scar tissue formed in the area, yo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Stretching: Key to keeping achilles healthy and functional is to keep it supple by stretching and maintaining flexibility. Proper nutrition and maintaining norma... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
See a specialist: You don't mention having it properly examined. In addition to a full examination, proper diagnostic testing including X-rays and perhaps an MRI will ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Needs to be examined: This could be a skin condition or it may be the result of a structural problem (ex hammertoe, bone spur, etc). See the podiatrist!
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Need more info: Do you mean skin feel like burning or actually a physical burn? Need more info and history
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Moisturize and soak: Dry skin in the toes can result in cracks which can lead to infections. Protect that skin by using otc moisturizers or even baby oil. With the toena... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Get evaluated: The plantaris muscle's location allows it to interact with the plantar fascia as well as the achilles tendon. Consider seeing a podiatrist for a foot... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Try biotin: Biotin promotes hair growth, healthy skin, and strong nails. It is a coenzyme and a b vitamin, also known as vitamin h. Average growth rate of nails ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Go see the doctor...: The achilles tendon may have been injury and the bump may be noting the area. Have it checked because the injury may have occurred days, weeks, month... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Depends: The answer depends on the extend of the injury. "broken" typically means a bone was fractured. There a 3 bones that make up the ankle - tibia, fibul... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Don't ignore it: There has to be something that your body is doing with that prolonged activity that triggers the swelling. There may a fatigue in the muscle that dev... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Arnica: Arnica is a topical herbal medication that can reduce the joint pain and muscle aches when applied. http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/rem00027/arnica-dr-... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
No: In general, it is ok to work out during your menstrual cycle. However if you are an elite athlete, if you are asking in the context of exercise i... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Could be: Your skin will protect itself where there is increased pressure by forming a corn/callus however sometimes things can get embedded within that forming... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Depends on you: As with most martial arts, the moves and forms practiced are self defense based; however, it doesn't matter what moves there are, it's important that ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Master your basics: Train at different speeds when practicing your techniques. Emphasize knowing your basics. When you approach your training that way, with practice you... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Go to urgent care/ER: You risk an infection and with the toe turning "black" possibly gangrene. You may have cut a blood vessel. Go get checked! also tell the doc when y... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Yes...too long...: Your results should be back within a day or 2 after the procedure. Call the doctor who ordered your test.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Numbers: Numbers that diabetics should know are their abcs (abacavir) - hemoglobin a1c, blood sugar, and cholesterol.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Listen to your doc: If you are scheduled to have your cast off tomorrow, the doctor will examine it prior to proceeding. This may include xrays. If the injury is not he... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
See doc, get X-ray: What you know is that your injured your pinky toe, but until you get an xray, you don't know if your broke the toe or any other part of the foot. Thi... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Tell your doctor...: After 3 weeks from an ankle sprain, symptoms should have subsided if you've been properly examined and treated. If scar tissue formed in the area, yo... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Patient dependent: In a perfect world, bones typically take 6-8 weeks to heal. However, improper immobilization, activity on the foot, complications in swelling and/or ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Sciatica: Nerves that run into the lower extremity stem from the lower back near l4, L5 and s1. This trio make up the sciatic nerve. If there is any pinching ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Yes: The lymphatic system runs parallel to the venous system.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Tendonitis/fasciitis: Depending on the area of your heel that is hurting, you may be stretching an inflamed achilles tendon or an inflamed plantar fascia. Bending your ank... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Dependent Edema: Edema means swelling and at the end of the day, the legs/feet are prone to this due to gravity. Edema could be related to water retention which can s... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Treat and prevent: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection. In addition to using over the counter treatments like creams and sprays, you want to make sure you create an en... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
See a podiatrist: Fungus is everywhere. The nail plate typically is smooth and adhered to the underlying bed, but if there is any damage that causes the nail plate to ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Get checked: Swelling and pain in the ankles can be caused by multiple things such as diet, blood pressure, kidney function, circulation, nerves, injury, previous ... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Nerves irritated: The nerves in the foot are being compressed. The fact that you mention the veins stand out means they are probably swollen (engorged) and can compres... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Sure it's fungus?: If your toenail hasn't been checked, because you are pregnant, please make sure that what is on your toenail is a fungus and not something else. See ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Bigger or stronger?: With a true clubfoot, the position of thr foot is flexed down at the ankle and then twisted inward at the heel and the midfoot (aka talipes equino var... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Yes, get it checked: With immobilization you should have been displaying signs of improvement. I would suggest having it examined and possibly having further diagnostic t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Do you mean pain?: 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
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Sounds like nerves: Positional changes in the back as you lay down can sometimes create pain as a result of compression of the nerve roots that relay and control the sens... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Depends: It will depend on the type of broken toe you have. There are some fractures that will need to avoid weight bearing and those typically will need crut... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Depends: It will depend on what part of your foot you broke. The xray will determine that. If the toes need to be immobilized during the healing process, a c... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
It's possible...: The thyroid is a major regulator of several systems within the body. It is possible that it can influence nerves and in turn, circulation. Talk to y... Read More

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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.
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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! This was the first time someone found out my painful condition. Thanks

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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