Dr. Frank Kase

Podiatry
Burbank, CA
47 years experience male

Locations

Office

Burbank, CA

Address

241 West Olive Avenue, Burbank, CA, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
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Insurances accepted

CIGNA Health Care

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Shield of California

UnitedHealthcare

Zurich North America

Aetna

Burbank Podiatry Associates Group, APC

Burbank, CA

About

Bio

Double board certified podiatric physician in foot and ankle surgery and medicine. Voted California Podiatric Physician of the Year twice-only second time in California history to win honor 2 times Podiatric Physician member of the Medical Evidence Evaluation Advisory Committee for the Dept. of Workers Compensation Past Chief of Podiatric Surgery-Providence St. Joseph Medical Ceneter, Burbank, California and Glendale Memorial Hospital, Glendale, California Past President of the California Podiatric medical Association Chairman, Health Policy, California Podiatric Medical Association Physician Advisor, Anthem Blue Cross, California Member, Health Policy Committee, American Podiatric Medical Association 6 time marathon finisher and runner for more than 35 years 25 year PADI certified Open Water scuba diver Consultant, Board of Podiatric Medicine, Caliifornia Consultant and Lecturer on Athletic Injuries, Los Angeles Police Department

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Podiatry

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32 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Either: It depends on the severity of 'coldness to your hands or feet'/ in most cases, treatment can be as simple as keeping your hands and feet warm by wear... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
May be normal: Swelling is a common part of any foot surgery. However, it has already been 10 months since your surgery. Swelling at this late stage may be normal bu... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Calcium deposit : A heel spur results from chronic plantar fasciits, or a pulling of the plantar fascia at its attachment to the heel bone. It is a calcium deposit tha... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Yes: A properly performed permanent removal of an ingrown toenail is extremely effective and permanent, less than 2% of permanently removed ingrown nails ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Early peripheral neu: You could have a condition known as peripheral neuropathy, meaning problem with nerves. It could be caused ny diabetes, heavy alcolhol consumption, e... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Bleeding under the nail: The most common reason why a nail become the blue is usually due to blood but that accumulates under the nail. This could be due to direct trauma or i... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Scar tissue: Crackling coming from the achilles tendon when it is stressed , like being on tippy toes, could be due to scar tissue around the tendon sheath. The ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
A cyst: It could be a cyst or a foreign body reaction. Have it evaluated if it is causing pain. Otherwise observe for any changes in size, color and shape. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
4-8 weeks: It depends on the severity of the ankle fracture as well as the position of the fracture. It normally takes 4-6 weeks to adequately heal a simple ank... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Venous insufficiency: Swelling of the ankle without trauma is likely inability of the veins to pump blood back to the heart, as a result blood pools and the ankle swells. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Yes: If you do have fungus, which is an organism that thrives in a dark, damp environment such as found in shoes and socks, it is best to confirm this with... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Yes: Throbbing after bunion surgery is associated with swelling and inflammation, comonly seen after any foot surgery. The best remedy is to elevate the f... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Pain, swelling: The signs of injury are swelling, bruising, pain and tenderness to touch. The only way to tell if a toe is broken, is an x ray.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
A podiatrist: A podiatrist treats ingrown nails of the feet.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Foot inserts: Adding a otc arch support can sometimes relieve the pain of a bunion rubbing against a shoe. Also a silicone gel bunion pad may be effective. The be... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Yes: Any podiatrist can fix an ingrown toenail problem painlessly. In most cases the offending nail margin needs to be removed (under local anesthesia) as... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Fungus or eczema: You could have fungus of the feet, which looks like scaling on the bottom of the feet or scaling between the toes. If the itching is on top of the fo... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Good supportive shoe: The most important type of shoe to wear for an arthritic foot, is one that provides good support. The best type of shoe is a running shoe with a wide... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Pad the area: Try padding the area with a spenco liner, purchased at a sporting goods store. Also be sure you are wearing good supportive shoes.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
ankle sprains: Ankle instability or failure of the ligaments to support the ankle can result in chronic sprains or tearing of the ligaments. Also ankle instability ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Nerve irritation: Burning or 'sleep' feeling in the big toe is usually due to pressure or injury to the 1st digital or deep peroneal nerve of the foot. Try to ice it a... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Atrophied: After a cast for an injured ankle is removed, the affected leg is usually thinner and the muscles are weakened. This is called atrophy. It will usua... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Yes: A severe sunburn can cause swelling of the ankles by opening up the blood vessels maximally (from inflammatory respionse) and causing blood to pool in... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
No: The only way to prevent a bunion from getting worse is not irritating it by wearing supportive and wider shoes. Also, a properly constructed function... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Not likely: While it is certainly possible to contaminate your feet on a cockroach or its eggs, it is highly unlikely than any egg would survive on your feet or i... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Medication or laser: Fungus is an organism theat thrives in the skin and nails and lives in a dark, damp environment like shoes and socks. First you need to culture the n... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Fungus in the nail: Fungus is an organism that thrives in a dark, damp environment and can be found on the skin or nails. As we age, we are more prone to developing fung... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Daily cleaning of th: After a nail surgery, it is important to keep the area clean of dead tissue and drainiage. Clean the wound daily with soap and 2water and apply the... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Possibly: The only way to confirm a broken toe is with an x ray or ultrasound imaging device. Otherwise it should be treated as one would a broken toe until co... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Ice, rest and heel l: Achilles tendons have poor blood supply. Therefore they tend to heal from injury slowly. It is important to rest the tendon. Apply ice and use a hee... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Antifungal cream: Athletes foot is a fungal infection of the foot. It responds well to antifungal creams, such as otc lotrimin (clotrimazole). If that doesn't work, s... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
See ankle speciaiist: If your sprained ankle hurts that severely after 2 months, there may be a more involved injury to the ankle, such as a 'hidden fracture', only able to... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Could be neuroma: Tingling in the foot can be due to a number of conditions, both systemic and local. The most common reason for tingling in the toes when walking is a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Doubtful: It is probable that the growth and development of your foot resulted in a higher arched foot or a foot type that produces more supination. I highly d... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Bone spur: Pain under thenail can be due to mnay factors. One of the most common however, is a bone spur under the nail. An x ray can verify if such a spur is ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
A severe foot sprain: In the midfoot between the 1st and 2nd metatarsal-cuneiform joints is the lisfranc ligament. If it is severely injured, the metatarsals can move lat... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Nerve pain: You could have irritation on the top of your foot from inflammation of the deep peroneal nerve, which overrides the instep of the foot. If you have a... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Vasospasm: It sound as if you have peripheral arterial disease or raynaud's syndrome, which is spasm of the arterioles (small arteries in your toes) . In view o... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Ice and elevate: You probably bruised your foot and it will swell.. Use the rice principle: rest, ice, compression and elevation. If the swelling, bruising and pain... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Possible blood clot: I would vcertainly recommend that you be evaluated for a possible 'blood clot in your leg. While rare, this can cause pain and numbness in your leg. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Possible scar tissue: Ifr the achilles tendon is 'creaking', this could be a sign of crepitation, or the build up of scar tissue which prevents the achilles tendon from its... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Enlargement of bone: A bunion is an enlargement of bone that develops on the inside of the foot at the large toe. It is caused by hereditary factors in 65% of cases. It ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Yes: You can not tell the severity of the injury by looking at it. You need an x ray. Make an appointment to see a podiatric physician. While waiting, u... Read More
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Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
MRI with contrast: It sounds like the surgeon did not completely remove the 'stalk'(from where the ganglion originated) . Thus you were more prone to recurrence. Gangl... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Ice and support: I don't know how long you have had pain in the ankle, but the first treatment for any skeletal injury is rice, rest, ice, compression and elevation. M... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Uric acid in joints: Gout is a condition that develops when the body retains a high level of serum uric acid. There are many reasons for this including but not limited to... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Not severe: If the pain at the ankle resolved in 3 weeks of casting, and there was no other treatment needed, then it could not have been a 'severe' fracture. Al... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Needs debridement: A fissure/callous of the type you describe benefits from proper debridement by a podiatrist, followed by an emolient/keratolytic, like urea cream, to ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
Ice, rest, heel lift: The achilles tendon has a poor blood supply and therefore tensds to heal slowly. It is important to reduce the stress on the achilles tendon by parti... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 47 years experience
To prevent overdosin: You need to be able to calculate amounts of medication used for children and adults, based on their wweight in kilograms. Also, many medications are ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Jun 15, 2013
Brilliant practitioner. Caring, dedicated, very knowledgeable, and genuinely cares for the patients overall health and well-being.
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Jun 15, 2013
Brilliant practitioner. Caring, dedicated, very knowledgeable, and genuinely cares for the patients overall health and well-being.
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kase is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

California College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 1976MD

Awards

California Podiatric Physician of the Year
Meritorious Achievement Award, American Podiatric Medical Association
Lifetime Achievement Award, Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Association

Affiliations

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Diplomate American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Diplomate American Board of Podiatric Medicine
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