Doctor Q&A for Dr. Libby Putnam

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 14 years experience
Several treatments.: You can try over the counter wart removers, but be careful: i've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryot... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 14 years experience
Elevate.: She may improve with elevation, or she may need compression socks or an oral medication to process some of the extra water she's holding. See her doct... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 14 years experience
Not severe.: Unfortunately, yes, recovering from surgery can be painful, but the more you elevate after surgery, the less you swell, and the less you swell, the le... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 14 years experience
ESWT.: If you've tried supportive shoes, inserts, icing, stretching, and oral antiinflammatories for 6-8 weeks straight, you may need cortisone injections or... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 14 years experience
Warts can be frozen.: Freezing--or cryotherapy--can be an effective wart treatment, as can certain chemicals or burning with electrocautery. Calluses, unfortunately, occur ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 14 years experience
Good habits. : Diabetics should get into the habit of checking their feet daily for changes. Keep them moisturized with good lotion rather than soaking (which can dr... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 14 years experience
Anywhere!: Toes and weight bearing areas are the most common culprits, but anywhere there is trauma or pressure can become a problem for diabetics.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 14 years experience
Keep it dry.: You never want a wet bandage to remain on a wound--it can cause skin breakdown or allow infection, and can make the wound bigger. If the dressing gets... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 14 years experience
Combo treatment. : The more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 14 years experience
Bunion surgery.: There are no braces or exercises to get rid of a bunion. If you have it surgically removed, there are several ways your surgeon could go about it. Dep... Read More
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