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

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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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
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.

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 37-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. One of the most impo... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Months: Recovery from ankle replacement takes many months. You will be able to bear weight relatively soon after the surgery. However, it will take many month... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Yes...: Your legs can bow as you age. One of the most common reasons this occurs is knee arthritis. A common form of knee arthritis causes the cartilage to we... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Individualized: Those who need therapy may need it for weeks or months. The goal is make sure that once you have a replacement joint that the range of motion is maxi... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
That depends....: Whether you need to learn to use crutches when recovering from a claw toe operation will depend on a number of factors. The first being how well you a... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Any # of things: Toe 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 fo... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Get diagnosed first: There are a number of things that can cause pain in the ankles and feet. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone pain in these a... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Possibly..: There are some conditions that cause pain along the tendons. I would see an orthopaedic surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Aaos.Org.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Restless legs?: This may represent restless legs syndrome. In many cases it can be controlled with medication. See your primary care doctor.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Find the cause....: I would seek the care of an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. The cause of corns can be anything from poorly fitting shoes to something more serious.... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Variable.....: Depends on how much your shoes weigh!
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Find the cause 1st: There may be many treatments for swollen feet. However, the more important question is why they are swollen. I would recommend that you be seen by an ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Possibly....: I recommend that you see an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon to see if they are related. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org.
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A member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Get checked out soon: This may have developed into a joint infection or a more centralized infection. I would call your pediatrician tonight and if they canot be reached g... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Minor Trauma?: May be due to trauma caused by tight fitting shoes. Some athletes will have bruising if their toes are striking the top of their toebox of their sho... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
To find the cause...: Heel pain can result from a number of different reasons. Possibilities range from plantar fasciitis to stress fractures of your heel bone. I would se... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Get diagnosed first: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the ankles and feet. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone swelling in... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
See MD: If over-the-counter remedies have not helped you i would suggest being seen by an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Not usually...: Depending on where you live both may legally be able to treat ankle problems. Both podiatrists and orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons treat foot condi... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Exam by MD but...: Definitive diagnosis will require an x-ray.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Get diagnosed first: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the ankles and feet. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone swelling in... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Yes......: However there are other medicines that may be better. Treatment of an acute gouty flare is different that that for prevention of these. See your pri... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Still early....: Not unusual to still be having pain. Contact your hand surgeon for ways to improve your pain relief.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Yes, but...: Operations for bunions are some of the most common foot surgery in the us. However, surgery should only be tried if nonoperative therapies have failed... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Ortho: This could be a number of things. Get evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Aaos.Org.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Find the cause...: Heel 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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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Multiple methods: Three common ways that plantar warts are removed are freezing them, application of chemicals and surgical removal.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
One of many...: Things could be causing this. Possibilities are nerologic, traumatic or arthritic in origin. I would seek out the care of an orthopaedic foot and ankl... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Weeks to months: A broken foot can take a variable amount of time to heal. There are a number if things that factor into how long it will take. One of the most import... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Ortho. Foot Surgeon: I would suggest that you see an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon to determine what treatment is best for your broken toe. Go to aofas.Org to find an... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Lasers - 1 poss.: Laser treatment of fungal toenail infection has been shown to be effective at least in the short run. Long-term studies are lacking. It is possible fo... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Many: There are many muscles that support the arch of the foot. Two of the most important are the posterior tibialis and the peroneus longus.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Maybe normal: This may be a a sign that your portal incisions are healing normally.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
# of things - Dx 1st: Joint weakness can result from a number of different reasons. Get a diagnosis first. I would seek the attention of an orthopedic surgeon. One in your... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
See an orthopaedist: There are a number of things that can resulot from this type of injury . I recommend that someone with this type of injury be seen by orthopedic foot... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Not possible: Sprains are injuries of ligaments and the 5th metatarsal is a bone.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Variable: There is some pain involved because of soft tissues and bone are cut and manipulated. Hardware also has to be placed. Many surgeons performing use r... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Successful: This prosthesis has a very good success record in europe. Unfortunately, it is not fda approved for use in the U.S. There is a comparable (three c... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Find cause first: There are many causes of er. These range from vascular, metabolic/hormonal, psychological as well as others. You may want to visit your primary care... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Stick with MDs plan: It is unclear whether your pain is coming from a nonunion or merely from deconditioning of your ankle and foot. Although there should be little to no ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Cartilage Breakdown: The hallmark feature of DJD is cartilage breakdown. This may be associated with joint stiffness, pain, joint deformity, changes in the adjacent bone ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Possible but...: It may be possible but this is considered cosmetic surgery. The american orthopaedic foot and ankle society has a position statement against this typ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Cyst or drainage?: These do sometimes track pretty far down the leg. It could certainly be the cyst itself if it remains on the posterior aspect of the leg. Another poss... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: See you primary care doctor to get a definitive diagnosis and treatment for your problem.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Maybe....: Drop foot may be curable, in many cases is effectively treated. Treatments range from bracing to surgery. I suggest that you see an orthopedic foot an... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Avoid overuse: Increased use of keyboard has its own hazards such as overuse injuries of the hands and wrists. If telecommuting will mean increased use of a keyboar... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Find the cause 1st: There may be alternative medicine treatments for swollen ankles. However, the more important question is why are your ankles swollen. I would recommen... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
See gynecologist: Take care of the bleeding first. Once this has resolved see an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Get help of PMD: You may want to speak to his pmd. Ultimately your grandfather has to want to give up drinking to get better. His pd may be able to help find a progr... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Many possibilities : This could be something that is bony, tendinous or ligamentous in nature. I recommend that you see an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for diagnosis ... 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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