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Dr. Vern Chuba

Podiatry
Youngstown, OH
24 years experience male

Locations

Valley Foot and Ankle Center

Girard, OH

Address

1616 E Liberty Street, Girard, OH, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

My name is Dr. Vern M Chuba, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. I practice in North East Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. We deal with foot and ankle problems and offer the State of the Art Treatment. As a Residency Program Director from 2004 -2016, I have had the pleasure of training over 40 residents. I have extensive training in wound care from prior experience as a wound care physician at Saint Joseph Hospital in Warren Ohio.

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Doctor Q&A

64 Answers
54 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Ice the area: Ice 20 minutes on and 20 off and see if this makes a difference . Try Ibuprofen three times adam as well.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
No: Is is neither fact or myth...
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Pain: Pain with inabilty to place weight on the foot. Recommend xray.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Could be: Plantar fasciits in the early stages typically presents with pain to the bottom of the heel after period of rest then gets better. In the chronic form... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Genetics: Mostly likely an inherited condition form your mother or father.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Where: The back is not a common site of gout flare up. Typically if you take Colchicine for gout it should get better. If it does not we often look for other... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Non-union: A fracture may fail to heal/unite for several factors together or alone. We call this a non-union. Some factors include smoking and walking on the foo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
No: Ur having pain from an ankle sprain. Edema/ swelling is usually present after an injury but not always ...
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Yes: Yes the test should include the Achilles' tendon
A member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Fungus: Probably a fungus infection of the area commonly called tinea. Treatment: refrain from picking at the area. Dry area after shower/bathe. Over the c... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Many things: Could be as simple as a wart and complex as skin cancer. Seek medical care such as a podiatrist.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Seek medical care: Many causes of foot/leg pain with edema(swelling). Deep venous clot needs to be ruled out. Recommend trip to the er.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
If you injured the ankle and have pain. Then the short answer is yes.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
What could it be???: Painful growing lesions should be biopsies to obtain a diagnosis ..,
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Many: Same risks as in most surgery. But the biggest risk is recurrence. Wide surgical excision is the only way to avoid recurrence.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Tinea: Sounds like interdigital tinea pedis. This is an fungal infection in between the toes. Fungus is different than bacterial infection but they can occ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
No: Just as long as you apply your medication afterward you should be fine.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Several: Gout is caused by a problem of purine( a type of protein) metabolism. We all produce purine but it is the build up of it in the body that may cause a ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
No: There is really no bracing or straps to reverse or slow the deformity.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Not really: Ankle braces can help restrict motion at the ankle joint. It is not designed to treat plantar fasciitis.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
No: The answer is no...Need to stay off of it.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
It could: Depending on the severity of flat feet you could develop ankle problems. The ankle may tilt in what we call a valgus position causing stress to the an... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Tendonosis: Could represent a degenerative tendon condition called tendonosis. The tendon becomes enlarged and swollen. The tendon is weak in this area. May need ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Yes: You should slowly build up your routine. Your body and foot will need time to adjust to the increase in demand. You may want to ask ur doctor what typ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
No: But cold weather can potentially cause gouty crystal proliferation. That would be around distal joints like your big toe.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
8-12 months: If the entire nail was removed then it would take 8-12 months on average to grow a new nail from start to finish.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Treatment : X-ray will be taken. Treatment will be aimed at taken weight off the area in order for the none to heal. Typically a walking cast boot will be utilize... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Bike: Ride a bike....Less stress on the feet...
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
None: There are no exercise available to get rid of flat feet. The arch is made out of bone and supported by ligaments and tendons.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Fungus: Foot fungus/tinea may cause this. Over the counter lamsil at should do the trick.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Bike: Bike may your best cardio exercise. There are braces for your ankle over the counter you could pick up.
A member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Many causes: Without physical examination one could only guess. Some causes could include plantar fibroma, ganglion cyst and wart.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Depends: Blisters can be caused by several factors. One would be poorly fitted shoes. Other factors could be tinea infection which is athletes feet/fungus. Oth... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Stay in: Typically hardware like screws are left in unless they cause pain or back out.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Bone spur: In some foot types such as a high arched foot bone spur formation may occur around the mid foot joints. This is a benign process. This can lead to com... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Yes: If you are healthy and have no pre-existing liver conditions there should not be an issue. I.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
No : Fracture healing takes 6-8 weeks. 4 weeks not enough.You may have fracture displacement from the injury...Better follow up fast with ur dictor.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Specialist: Both orthopedic and podiatrist treat Morton neuroma ... Both specialties should have adequate experience... Make certain u choose one who has an inter... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
No: There r FDA approved treatment for toenail fungus and skin conditions... They will prove to be better than a boric acid soak...
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Several: Certain condition can cause this such as raynaulds phenomenum. This is a benign condition of spasms of the venous/end arterioles of the digits. Cold a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Rest: Make certain ur shoes are sized appropriately... Tight shoes can squeeze the little toes and irritate the nerves. The numbness should go away...
A male asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Yes: Assess the motion u have before implant surgery... U may have a little more after surgery or have some loss... An implant is basically a joint spacer... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Tendon: how does it feel when stand on both feet and then lean forward lifting both heels off the ground ?... If it hurts then u may have tendinitis of the po... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Yes: swelling can cause weird sensations along the course of nerves ... Once the swelling resolves the numbness should resolve
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Bacterial: Bacteria can cause a secondary infection. The fungus sets up an optimal environment for a bacterial infection to occur.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Yes: Black widow spiders can cause a variety of problems. It depends on your individual reaction to the venom and and the amount injected. Typically it wou... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Seek medical care: A deep cut to the toe is something you would not want to treat yourself. There could be a tendon laceration, nerve injury or a foreign body.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
See comment: If it is sore to touch then you better see a specialist.
A member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Tendonitis: Sounds like tendonitis/inflammation of the tendon. More than likely it is the posterior tibial tendon.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry 24 years experience
Depends: There is a benign growth of bone to the back of the heel called haglunds deformity. If this is what u have then there nothing outside of surgery to g... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chuba is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chuba is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank you. Thank You Sirs; Thank You from your Brother!!! Hope you have much much good carma for doing what you do!! Off Bless!!
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Thanks for your quick reply! This was the only answer that addressed the problem.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

Forum Health Youngstown Ohio

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Forum health northside medical center
Saint Joseph Hospital
Sharon regional health system
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