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Dr. Andrew Schneider

ABPM
Houston, TX
25 years experience male

Locations

Tanglewood Foot Specialists

Houston, TX

Address

1011 Augusta Dr, Suite 202, Houston, TX
Directions

About

Bio

Houston podiatrist Dr. Andrew Schneider has been in practice for 15 years. He has a comprehensive practice with patient ranging from 2 to 102 years old and a reputation of trying conservative treatment options before surgical ones. He has a strong focus in biomechanics, using orthotics to provide greater efficiency to the lower extremity. He consults with many running and triathlon clubs in town. Dr. Schneider also enjoys working with patients with diabetes. He stresses the importance of proper care to avoid issues such as diabetic foot ulcers. He then, however, has a comprehensive plan to treat any complication when they occur. Dr. Schneider is married with 3 children and loves to spend his time out of the office with them.

Specialties
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ABPM

Preventive Medicine

Doctor Q&A

61 Answers
22 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Keep wound clean!: Clean the area well with soap and water and dress with antibiotic cream or ointment. Keep the area protected with a dressing. Make sure to follow up w... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Two ways: Usually ingrown toenails form from a malformation of the toenail. It ends up that email is too wide for the nailbed, or the sides of the nail natural... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Contact dermatitis?: If it isn't fungus, then it is a form of dermatitis, a skin inflammation. Considering where it is, consider contact dermatitis, a reaction to material... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Orthotics can help : Achilles tendinitis can be helped with orthotics. I usually start my patients off with an otc insole and ultimately progress into custom orthotics. Be... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Yes...: Orthotics that are improperly made and are not effectively providing stability can cause back pain.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Shin splint pain: Shin splints are a common overuse sports injury. Because of the function of foot and ankle, some muscles are used more than others. This causes inflam... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Casting: There are several ways to get fitted for orthotics. The most common is casting in plaster or a fiberglass sock. Some use a foam box to step in and oth... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
A few things...: ...Can cause a toe curled under the next. It can be genetic, with a shortened bone causing the toe to curl. It can also be a shifting of the bone beca... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Athletes foot: Athletes foot is contagious. It can be spread through locker room floors, pool decks, bathtubs, carpeting, and anything you can think of. That is why ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Be careful: While people do have surgery to shorten toe, be careful. I don't recommend cosmetic foot surgery unless there is pain involved. Remember, your feet a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Medicine works best: There is no home remedy that is effective. You can try topical antifungal medications, but the ones provided in podiatry offices are more effective th... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Sesamoiditis: Sesamoiditis is an inflammation of the sesamoid bones that are beneath the ball of your foot. Initial treatment includes anti-inflammatory medicine an... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Treat the nail: Removing a hangnail causes trauma, which can lead to infection. Try using a topical antibiotic, such as neosporin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymy... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Likely a corn...: Could be a corn that is inflamed. It also can become infected, so worth a visit to your podiatrist. I don't recommend the over the counter corn remove... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Neuroma : A neuroma is an inflammation of the nerve in the ball of the foot. It commonly effects the nerve that supplies the 3rd and 4th toes. There are other p... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Orthotics help: Flat feet cause a muscular imbalance that cause some muscles to work harder than they are designed to. An orthotic provides mechanical control to prov... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
See a doctor : You should see a podiatrist or dermatologist. It could be a reaction to a medication, dermatitis, a fungal infection, an allergic reaction, or circula... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Removing a ganglion : Removing a ganglion requires surgery. Usually the cyst is reasonably close to the skin surface. Their is some discomfort after surgery but recovery is... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Damage or fungus: The white flakiness can be due to a couple of issues. One is the possibility of a superficial fungal infection. The other is possible damage from chem... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
See a doctor : It is important to have the foot checked and an x-ray performed to make sure it is okay.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Treat a broken toe!: You should get an x-ray of the toe to make sure it is in good position. A podiatrist can handle that for you. Until then, apply ice to the foot and sp... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Bunion surgery: It's a tough question to answer. Usually i recommend agains surgery if there is absolutely no pain. If, however, i see signs of the bunion progressing... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Nonweightbearinf: The answer depends on where the break is, how stable it is, and the prognosis for healing. In most cases i allow strength training while seated (upper... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Put them up: One way to reduce swelling is to prop them up. Place a pillow or two under your ankles and that should help, but temporarily. More importantly, visit ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Postop Pain: Ankle orif surgery is extensive and the postoperative pain can be significant. If you are in pain that you feel is more than should be present, follow... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Achilles tendon pain: Achilles' tendon pain is very frustrating to resolve. Start with rest, stretching, ice, and otc anti inflammatories. If this isn't doing the trick, do... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Get him checked: Hyper extendable joints in a three-year-old in and of itself is not a problem. What concerns me, is that your child walks on his toes. It's important ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
May be gout: Gout can cause redness, swelling, and intense pain. You should visit your podiatrist to get your foot checked.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Visit your doctor: Visit the doctor or orthotist that made the orthotics. Sometimes a simple adjustment can help them fit. Otherwise, they can offer you suggestions for ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
May be a fungus : The darkening toenail could be a sign of a fungus infection. It also may be an injury that caused bleeding beneath the nail. Both are treatable! visit... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Some choices are: Superfeet, spenco, and powerstep. With feet like you describe, it is possible that a custom orthotic would be best. You should visit with a podiatrist... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Yes, but not all : An orthotic helps to balance and stabilize your mechanics. A high-arched foot has unique issues that a properly made custom orthotic can address. Howe... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Similar : Both corns and calluses are thickened skin due to pressure and are similar. Calluses are generally on the bottom if the foot in areas of pressure. Cor... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Think RICE!: Best first line if treatment is rice...Rest, ice, compression and elevation. Ice 20 min at a time. Compression with ace bandage or slip on ankle brace... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Depends...: For learning to walk around the house it is best for a baby to be barefoot. The sensitivity of the bottom of the foot is important for balance. Once t... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Yes: Most medical insurances cover podiatry services.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Absolutely: Flatfoot causes a very unstable base of support. This causes the muscles to work harder than they should, causing pain. Get a good supportive insole s... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
There isn't really..: ...A best method. The reason i love treating diabetic foot ulcers is that they are all different. Because of that there are a large number of dressing... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Pad the corn: First of all, the pain from a corn can be managed with corn pads. I always recommend non-medicated pads because the acid can cause problems. If the co... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Best OTC insole: For achilles tendinitis i often recommend an of the shelf insole. I am not a dr. Scholls fan since they don't offer good control. I recommend powerste... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Stretch them out : Try keeping a water bottle frozen. When you get home, roll the frozen bottle under your feet. This will stretch the soft tissue through your arch. The... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Usually topicals: Athletes foot is often best treated using topical creams. Best is terbinafine cream used twice a day for two weeks. You also want to make sure you dis... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Could be...: Peripheral neuropathy which is a syndrome involving the nerves in the legs. It also may be compression of the nerves in the lower back that causes the... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
No!: A custom orthotic should not cause any pain! if your foot aches, it can often be addressed with a simple adjustment.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Cracked nail: A cracked nail can be painful. If the crack is moving up the nail and you have pain or bleeding, you should visit your podiatrist. If there is no pain... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
RICE: The best home remedy for pain is rice - rest, ice, compression, and elevation. If this does not solve the issue in 2-3 days, you should be evaluated ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Try running shoes: With some exception, you can do everything in running shoes. They offer the most support and versatility. The only time i recommend against running sh... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Try a splint: The early stages of hammertoes have a soft tissue component that causes the toes to contract. A hammertoe splint is useful at this stage. An example c... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Medicine works best: There is no home remedy that is effective. You can try topical antifungal medications, but the ones provided in podiatry offices are more effective th... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
ABPM 25 years experience
Stopping bunions: Bunions don't really grow. They get larger as the bone before the great toe rotates out. This is because of your foot type, foot mechanics, and heredi... Read More

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Education & Training

Residency

VA Medical Center, East Orange, NJ

Awards

Kent State University School of Podiatric Medicine
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