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Dr. Eric Bluman

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Boston, MA
23 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

453 Answers
261 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Subjective...: Its hard to grade the pain level of injuries especially between individuals. Probably the best answer to this is the five most severe sports injuries... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Many possibilities: There are a number of reasons why someone can have anterior thigh pain after total hip replacement. Some of these include soft tissue pain from the pr... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
V. veins: This may represent varicose veins. If they do cause pain they probably do not need to be treated.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Depends....: Recovery depends on a number of factors. One is what cuased the dropfoot. Another is how long ago it started. There are other things that facotr i... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Is this normal?: Burning in the incision may be normal or may indicate something more serious. If your surgery was done by someone other than an md or do I would seek ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Many things: There are a number of things that can cause pain in the big toe. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with sharp pain in the ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Biceps brachii: Main supinator of the arm.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Home Preg. Test: You can get home pregnancy tests at many pharmacies. They are simple urine tests and relatively inexpensive.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
No, but: It may slow the healing process. Swelling may cause congestion of blood flow. If blood flow is hindered healing will not be optimized. For help w... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
See an orthopaedist: There are a number of things that can cause pain in theese area of the body. These are very nonspecific symptoms. I recommend that someone pain that ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Likely epigenetic: This is unlikely to be due to genetic influences since you two are genetically identical. Possibilities causing the deformity include amniotic band sy... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Find the cause...: Heel pain can result from a number of different reasons. Common causes are bone spurs, inflammation where the tendon connects to the heel, bursitis an... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Wrong term: Shin splints is a condition. They are not used as a therapy.
A member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
MD visit: You need to be checked out by your oncologist. Imaging should be done to see if the rcc has returned and metastasized or whether you have something e... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Effusion?: Some individuals build up fluid in their joints. This is called an effusion. You may weant to seek the care of an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Multiple paths: Most common way is degenerative condition in which tendon and ligaments near the arch of your foot give way. Less commonly it can be due to bone frac... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
The most common...: Complication associated with bunion surgery is recurrence of the deformity.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Contact your MD: Follow the directions given to you by our orthopaedic surgeon. In some cases this may be needed and in others may not.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Treatments so far?: What type of treatment are you undergoing? Achilles "tendinitis" is responsive to eccentric loading physical therapy and radial shock wave therapy. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Hopefully u won't!: 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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Get diagnosed first: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the legs & ankles. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with swelling... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Troubling...: These symptioms are troubling and suggest that there is some problem within your ankle joint or a tendon in the area. See an orthopaedic foot and ank... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Follow MD's Instruct: Your limitations and recommendations are set by your md depending on your specific situation. Make sure you follow his/her instructions.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Many things: There are a number of things that can cause pain in the toe. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with sharp pain in the feet... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Change shoes.: Try shoes that are more stable and give you more support.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Chilblains: Are thermal injuries resulting from extended exposure to the cold and humidity in predisposed individuals. The pathology results from freezing of cap... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
No cure..management: Long term management centered on prevention of future gouty attacks should be the goal. You primary care doctor or rhematologist has an armamentarium... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
No: Prp has been used in a number of situations to help heal tissues. When you have a rigid deformity prp will not restore the motion and regeration of t... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Sounds serious..: But the one thing you did not mention is whether you are in pain. Are you? If so surgery may indeed be needed to definitively fix your problem. Go ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Many things: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the ankles. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with swelling should... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Effusion: Hydrarthrosis is also known as an effusion. This is a collection of excess joint fluid within the capsule of the joint. There are many causes. It... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Have Neuropathy?: Any significant injury to the achilles will be painful unless you have neuropathy preventing normal pain sensation.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Variable....: Depends on the extent of the bone spurs, their location and whether the procedure was done in a minimally invasive fashion.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Get diagnosed...: A number of things can cuase this. Strains are most responsive to rest and avoidance of stetching of the heel cord. However, there are a number of s... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
GH: Gh is a protein that is produced by the pituitary gland. It has wide ranging effects not only on growth but also on metabolism.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Dependent on goals: If you wish to regain function of the nerve i agree with dr. M that seeing a surgeon capable of doing nerve repairs is the best idea. Repositioning of... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Minor pain: There are ways to surgically treat ingrown toenails so that there is minimal pain during the procedure and after. Regional anesthesia and good postop... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Usually...: The produces less stress on the feet and puts the ankle in a more stable position. High heels generate more injuries and chronic conditions than shoe... Read More
A 83-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
It could...: If there is associated swelling causing some venous congestion. I would see your orthopaedic surgeon to find out is this is anything serious. Aaos... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Get evaluated...: 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Not long....: If the child is healthy it should only take a few weeks. Children heal fractures very quickly.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Two thoughts...: If the ankle instability remains a chronic problem it can be treated with taping, bracing or surgery. Although you do not give any specifics on the... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Depends....: Treatments for hammer toes can range from conservative to operative. If an operation is needed the correct operation is based on the character of the... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Bad: High heels increase the risk of both ankle and foot injuries. They also can exacerbate other conditions such as bunions and hammertoes.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Treatments so far?: What type of treatment are you undergoing? Achilles "tendinitis" is responsive to eccentric loading physical therapy and radial shock wave therapy. ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
See a MD: Do not do this yourself! this is most safely and effectively done by a foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Orthodoc.Aaos.... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Community hospital: Your local community hospital (in your case probably sf general hosp.) should have orthopaedists who treat those who are uninsured. You don't necessa... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
A number of things.: Diabetics can have swollen ankles from unrecognized fractures, problems with circulation, or fluid retention without vascular issues. See your primar... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Prenat. Vit.: Make sure that you are taking prenatal vitamins. Otherwise consume a healthy, well rounded diet.

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Testimonials
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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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