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Dr. Dale Vancil

Podiatry
River Falls, WI
39 years experience male

Locations

Norths Suburbs Podiatry-Vadnais Heights

Vadnais Heights, MN

Address

3485 Willow Lake Blvd., Suite 300, Vadnais Heights, MN, US
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My office hours

Friday: 8:00am - 12am
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Fax

(651) 765-8201

Insurances accepted

Medica Health Plan

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

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North Suburbs Podiatry-River Falls

River Falls, WI

North Suburbs Podiatry-Fridley

Fridley, MN

About

Bio

Specializing in the nonsurgical and surgical treatment of foot and ankle. Master Surgeon for flat feet. See hyprocure.com web-site.

Specialties
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Podiatry

Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

108 Answers
14 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Unusual: Numbness localized to little toe is extremely unusual. Consider this being a back issue. Console your local podiatrist.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Probably not: Numbness is indicative of a nerve issue and thus you should consider everything from your back on down. Tendonitis is actually that, an inflammation... Read More
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A 76-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Internal issue: Numbness that involves both feet either the tops or bottom or both, is a systemic issue. Meaning, it's something that your body is doing to you. If it... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Fungal: Fungal nails are not normal and need to be treated.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Nerve issue: Numbness in both feet, is a symptom of neuropathy. The causes of neuropathy can because by many different things including but not limited to, back is... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Depends: Depends, if this is one sided, it's probably related to your back. Then see a neurologist or orthopedist. If it's both sides it is probably related to... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Blood not returning: This is indicative, of the blood not wanting to go back to your heart. Your venous system is not working properly. You should be seen by vascular dise... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Heel pain?: Planner fasciitis is a very specific problem. It has classic symptoms. The most classic symptom is heel pain, on the inside bottom of your heel, that'... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Partial: In any age group, but especially younger patients like yourself.....I recommend just having the edges removed. You gotta' remember, once the whole na... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Systemic Process: If we are talking multiple fingers on each hand, it will likely be a systemic process. Meaning a pathology which is affecting your whole body. Such... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Is trigonum: This is likely tendon related. By moving your big toe open down, you're using the long flexor to the toe. You may have an extra bone behind your ankl... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Depends: If these symptoms were there prior or even after your back surgery, you should see your back surgeon and consult. These are obvious nerve symptoms a... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Depends: This can attend a lot of issues including past history of injury, how chronic this observation is and your presentation. Also depends on what side of ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Very common: Persons with an extra bone in their foot, very commonly are flat-footed. With chronic pain at this immediate area on the inside of your ankle, have th... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Yeast or Fungus: Although white and itching between toes is more consistent with a yeast, you have reddness and itchy, therefore it may be fungual. In either case, ap... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Signs of infection: If one's foot is 'swollen, painful and hot, ' consider an on-going infection. Other causes to these symptoms include blood clots and compromised achi... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
May be serious: Pain behind one's calf, and without an instance of injury are other explanations and is painful all the time can be a very serious condition. Maybe th... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
No good for 5 weeks: For being five weeks down the road, you should not be dealing with pain, redness or weeping at this point. If you're soaking and applying ointments,... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Not unheard of: I've had patients, with this observation following Levaquin (levofloxacin) usage. 15 months of pt was long enough. Consider immobilization via a cam w... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Yes it's ok: Between the nail service in itself, and the fact that this nail has fungal changes, both tend to loosen the nail plate from the nail bed. So the nail ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Hike? stress frature: I'll have to assume, that you did a hike. The next day you woke up in pain with the swelling. This history, is consistent with the fracture or stress ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Skin or bone issue: Although, i'm not exactly sure as to what you mean by peeling, potential yeast will require nizoral. If a fungus, consider lamisil (terbinafine). Th... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Rephrase: You need to rephrase your question. No one should feel any internal organ therefore numbness is to be expected.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Bump pain gone: If you have a 'bump pain, ' meaning your shoes are rubbing your tailor's bunion and you get rid of the tailor's, then your pain will go away. If you ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Serious: Sounds like you have a compartment syndrome. This means swelling in your lower leg compressing the nerves thus contributing to the numbness. This co... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Neck: The problem is and most likely is a compression if a nerve exiting the side of your neck. See your local area chiropractor or other physician.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Nonresponsive : You surely are not responding to Cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections. However you will find other options. This may include custom or custom orthoti... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
It's not: It's not. It's a ripping and tearing of a deep connective tissue that goes from your heel all the way to the ball your foot. This tends to be a chroni... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Maybe: Depends what your definition of recently is. More likely your symptoms will be permanent if you're greater than six months or certainly 12 from the su... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Ignore: Have any crooked toes, straighten early as an in office service by your area podiatrist. This is much less involving caught early, very high success r... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Not a good idea: The salicylic acid, will remove skin problems such as warts potentially. However you may be putting acid, on just a callous which is a skin reaction ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Google: Most physicians and even podiatrists cannot keep up with the shoe industry. Shoes come and go. However you can Google this question and get a lot of r... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Extra Bone: If without past or present injury, one explanation will be "an extra bone, " of which there are a number in the foot and ankle. Have a doctor take l... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Lamisil (terbinafine) spray/cream: Whereas the other two just keep the fungus from spreading (known as a fungualstatic medication) , Lamisil (terbinafine) is actually a fungualcidal med... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Not directly related: Your numbness, is probably not related to the bunion surgery itself. Consider the fact, that a tourniquet was used. This may have been placed as high ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Rare: Yes, if you are indeed dealing with tendinitis, this would be a rare finding on the outside of the foot. One of your two peroneal tendons are involved... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Why so painful?: Not to downplay your symptoms, i'm confused. If they are painful, how can they be numb?. When you say the doctor can't help, seek out a new doctor. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Pain not related: The only way that your knee pain would be related to your bunion and/or hammertoe, is the fact that they are making you walk differently due them bein... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Neuropathy: Numbness, tingling, burning are all symptoms consistent with a nerve. Most likely there is a metabolic etiology to your symptoms since both hands and... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Absolutely: We all pronate, but hyperpronation is essentially being flat-footed. This means hypermobility, the joints just unlocked. The foot just becomes more fl... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Systemic issue: This seems systemic in nature meaning it's not a localized problem. See your internist or family doctor and start with blood work. Consider your fa... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Morton's Neuroma: A morton's neuroma is a nerve entrapment with fibrosis and scarring. These are very common. Any podiatrist can help you with these symptoms. A dull ac... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
May be bone but: It is common to have a skin growth on any number of toes. This includes warts or callouses, however a growth deep to the skin may be more deserving ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Does: Does it mean anything when I have pain at night more than during the day?
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Skin appearance: Shoe pressure numbness will probably be accompanied by skin color changes. Inspect your skin, also look for bony areas which may rub on the shoes. Th... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Directly relatef: One of the components of a bunion, is that the big toe will drift towards the lesser digits. As the big toe goes over, it forces the second toe up. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Nerve issue. : The only tissue that starts at your hip and goes all the way down to a tie is a nerve. Consult with a neurologist or orthopedist.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Ensure their Usage: The simple answer, is yes. You ensure their usage, so if there is a extension or part of the orthotic you would rather not have on them. Please fee... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Hard to say: It's hard to say, it could be something as simple as acute athletes foot. Try Lamisil (terbinafine) Cream as it is fungalcidal. Without resolution se... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 39 years experience
Unusual: Numbness associated with bunions is unusual. If they're numb that means they are not hurting. That is good. Are they hurting? If you are convinced... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Vancil is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Vancil is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Only 34,no pain just vibration/pulse feeling. Thanks for your response
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 1984MD

Affiliations

American Board of Podiatric Surgery (http://www.abps.org)
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