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Dr. Eric Bluman

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Boston, MA
25 years experience male

Locations

Office

Boston, MA

Address

Brigham Foot and Ankle Center, 1153 Centre St. Ste. 56, Boston, MA
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts

Harvard Pilgim Health Care

TUFTS Health Plan

Brigham Foot & Ankle Center

Boston, MA

About

Bio

<h1>Specializing in Minimally Invasive Treatment, Sports Medicine, Trauma and Complex Reconstruction of the Foot and Ankle</h1>

Specialties
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Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

351 Answers
203 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Agree with Dr. Fagan: Even if your cast was on your upper extremity, triathalon is a whole body event. The upper extremity takes a large load during swimming and cycling (... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
More information: Your symptoms are fairly non-specific and this could represent any number of things. Make an appointment with your primary medical doctor to get a di... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: This sounds suspicious for an ascending infection of the foot and ankle. Have him go see his primary care doctor as soon as possible! he needs a dia... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Dr. B. is right...: The orthotics could be generating the knee pain or there may be some other underlying condition. One plan would be to stop wearing the orthotics and s... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Who's covering?: This does not sound emergent. Is there someone in your doctor's office who is covereing for him when he is away? If you canot get an office appointm... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
No: High heels increase the risk of both ankle and foot injuries. They also can exacerbate other conditions such as bunions and hammertoes.
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A member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Many things: There are a number of things that can cause tightness in the ankles. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone tightness in these ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
May be....: Bruising that drained towards your heel. Could also be from inflammatory response (redness, warmth, swelling) that has developed from the injury. Wa... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Get diagnosed: It could be from "being on your feet". But there are a number of things that can cause swelling in the ankle. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I r... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
More Info.: There are thousands of types of foot surgery so it is not possible to say what "generally" happens.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Yes - get examined..: This could represent any number of conditions. I would see an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon to get a diagnosis and start treatment. www.aofas.o... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: As your foot becomes flatter your arch drops and the foot becomes longer. If there is a difference in how much arch height is lost between your feet ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Stretching...: The initial therapy for plantar fasciits involves stretching. I would seek the attention of an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon to get a definitive d... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Boot or shoe: Postoperative boot or postoperative shoe. You should check with your provider to see what they recommend.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
A # of things poss.: See your primary care doctor to get a diagnosis. You may need referral to a neurologist.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Patient advocate: If you want to keep your current physician but feel there are issues that cannot be resolved between the two of you you may want to try a patient adv... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Difficult locations: May experience graft breakdown/irritation, joint and soft tissue tightness and restriction of motion.
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A member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
More info needed: Depends on the infectious organism you are worried about and whether there was a break in your skin.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
I guess....: Theoretically it is possible, but I have never seen someone fracture an already fractured ankle in a separate place.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Get diagnosis...: May be due to a sequela or late effect of the sprains. Some of these are post-traumatic arthritis, osteochondral lesions of the talus and tendon diso... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Your choice...: If you have a confimed diagnosis of ecs (direct measurement of compartment pressures) the only cure is surgery. There are no effective non-operative ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
PMD or neurologist: This could be something very benign or more serious. I would be evaluated by your primary medical doctor or a neurologist.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Depends on severity: This depends on the severity of injury. If you have a total tear of your deltoid ligament with associated ankle instability you may need surgery and/o... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Get diagnosed first: There are a number of things that can cause swollen ankles. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with pain in these areas sho... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Not all...: There are hundreds of bones in your body. Although multiple bones can be fractured in a polytrauma, any trauma that fractured all of your bones would ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
A few possibilities: This could be muscular or from a one of the joints that joins the upper extremity to the trunk (sternoclavicular) alternatively, it could result from... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Get diagnosis 1st: Heel pain can originate from a number of different causes. Although plantar fasciits is a common cause of heel pain it is by no means the only one. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
A # of things: There are a number of things that can cause this. Electrolyte imbalances or rheumatoid arthritis are two possibilities. Go to your primary care physi... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
# of things - Dx 1st: Joint stiffness can result from a number of different reasons. Get a diagnosis first. I would seek the attention of an orthopedic surgeon. One in you... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Ortho Evaluation: Be evaluated and treated by an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon - one in your area can be found at www.Aaos.Org.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Yes...: You want to make sure that this is not strep throat. If it is it is important to start treatment as soon as possible. The pediatrician can do a rapi... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Many things: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the foot and leg. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with swelling ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Dr. Kass is right: You can also use a ball and ring shoe stretcher if the shoes are leather or cloth and are tight in a very localized area. These devices are reusable ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Ortho evaluation: Go to see an orthopaedic surgeon. On in your area can be found at www.Aaos.Org. There are ways to treat this both operatively or non-operatively.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Not many...: The pythagorean theorem is a geometry formula to determine the length of the sides of a right triangle. Although useful in a number of different situ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Weeks to months: A broken ankle can take a variable amount of time to heal. There are a number if things that factor into how long it will take and how long swelling w... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Two ways...: Conservative therapy or surgery may be used. Please see an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon for help. One in your are can be found at www.Aofas.Or... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Non-op treatment 1st: Non-surgucal treatments include activity modification, orthotics, and corticosteroid injections. If surgery is needed see an orthopaedic foot and ank... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Stretching...: The initial therapy for plantar fasciits involves stretching. I would seek the attention of an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon to get a definitive d... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
What type....?: This depends on what type of injury you are recovering from. Strains are most responsive to rest and avoidance of stetching of the heel cord. Howeve... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Weeks: Nicotine is metabolized relatively quickly, but one of the substances it is converted into hangs around longer. You will remain positive for at least... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Variable...: This depends on a number of things. First, the fracture should be healed so that you can bear weight through the injured extremity without pain. The s... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Depends....: Treatments for corns can range from conservative to operative. If an operation is needed the correct operation is based on the character and what is ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
The good news....: Is that many children that would have undergone surgery to address clubfoot in the past are successfully managed with casting alone! the ponsetti tec... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Get examined...: This could represent any number of conditions. I would see an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon to get a diagnosis and start treatment. www.aofas... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
See an orthopaedist: There are a number of things that can result from this type of injury . I recommend that someone with this type of injury be seen by an orthopedic fo... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
See your PMD: They will be able to help diagnose you and advise you on the correct treatment. This could be something such as cerumen (ear wax) that responds well t... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Get diagnosed...: This depends on what type of injury you are recovering from. Be evaluated and treated by an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon - one in your area ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Maybe....: Drop foot may be curable, and in many cases is effectively treated. Treatments range from bracing to surgery. I suggest that you see an orthopedic foo... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Any # of things: Foot pain can result from a number of different reasons. I would seek the attention of an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be f... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dec 9, 2012
Smart, accomplished, and helpful. You can't go wrong with Dr. Bluman!
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Dec 8, 2012
Dr, Bluman performed a total ankle replacement on me and it has changed my life for the better. I used to live in terrible pain and now just 6 months out I have no pain and can walk without a limp. M...Read More
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Apr 25, 2013
Having ankle pain for 5 yrs, I'll graduate high school feeling confident and comfortable under Dr. Bluman's care. He spends a great amount of time to explain anything I ask, reassures me when I feel ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! It’s so nice to have you here to HEAR us. Thank you for all of your caring and working so much for all of us out here! You are appreciated!!!
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Just basic black tea. Brewed. I was drinking a gallon day, dr said take v b 12 but i stop tea to. Wed. Started tea now falling asleep again
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I will look in to the baker cyct to rule it out. Thank you very much for ur time and effort in this nobel work. God bless u and ur family!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, NY
Graduated 1998MD

Medical/Graduate school

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, NY
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

Brown University

Awards

AOA
Heffenreffer Fellow, Brown University
Top Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, First Place, Massachusetts - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Member, American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS)
Member, Mass. Orthopedics Association (MOA)
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