Doctor Q&A for Dr. Andrew Schneider

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
24 years experience Preventive Medicine
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
1
1 thank
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
24 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes...: Orthotics that are improperly made and are not effectively providing stability can cause back pain.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
24 years experience Preventive Medicine
Instability : People with unstable foot mechanics will benefit from custom foot orthotics. This may be a flat foot or one with a high arch. An orthotic provides sta ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
24 years experience Preventive Medicine
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
24 years experience Preventive Medicine
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
3
3 thanks
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
24 years experience Preventive Medicine
Buddy splint: First of all, you should visit a podiatrist for an x-ray to ensure it is in good position. If it is, buddy splint the broken toe by taping it to the t ... Read More
5
5 thanks
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
24 years experience Preventive Medicine
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
2
2 thanks
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
24 years experience Preventive Medicine
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
1
1 thank
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
24 years experience Preventive Medicine
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
4
4 thanks
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
24 years experience Preventive Medicine
Loose toenails : If there is no pain or bleeding, clip away the loose part. Possible that a new nail has grown beneath it already. If an injury just happened, or the t ... Read More
1
1 thank
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less