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Dr. Brett Fink

Orthopedic Surgery
Indianapolis, IN
33 years experience male

Locations

Office

Indianapolis, IN

Address

7930 North Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis, IN
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Insurances accepted

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Indianapolis, IN

About

Bio

Author of the Whole Foot Book (2012)

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Orthopedic Surgery

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30 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Maybe: Vitamin d. Is metabolized into its active form in the kidneys. If the kidneys are damaged such as in chronic renal failure, vitamin d metabolism is im... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Many options: The treatment options depend on your symptoms and the amount of pain. Ankle arthritis causes stiffness, pain, and sometimes instability. An ankle fu... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Maybe: Even knees that have never had acl reconstruction can pop. You should be concerned if the knee continues to hurt or feels in any way unstable like it... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Many possibilities: Leg pain that is the result of muscular strain, inflammation, or other types of injury is common when beginning use after being immobile. The muscles ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Aqua jogging, bike: Exercise limitations associated with mixed connective tissue disorder can be very variable. Some people may be capable of near normal exercise includ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Relatively few: Vitamin d is an essential material for our body. If you are vitamin d deficient, there should be no side effect to taking vitamin d, although I have ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Many: The most effective pain treatment is to eliminate the underlying problem through repair or rehabilitation. In cases where this is not possible, treatm... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Neuropathy: All sensation is a perception of your brain to the nerve input from your extremities. When the nerve input is difficult for your brain to interpret, i... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Confused: It's unclear to me what injury or what surgery at your son had. Your description does not bring to mind anything familiar. It sounds fairly complicat... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Nearly all: While almost all orthopedic and podiatric doctors treat traumatic injuries, finding a doctor who does disability evaluations or expert witness work is... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
no drawbacks either: A severely flatfoot can be a sign of many mechanical problems with the foot, but an otherwise healthy, stable and flexible, but flat foot can be pain ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: The plantar fascia is a ligament that extends from your toes to the bottom of your heel. It contracts at night as the foot relaxes. If the ligament is... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Vitamin D, calcium: Osteoporosis and leg cramps are generally not related. While electrolytes such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium have been suggested to be deficie... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Various possibilitie: Among the possibilities are a loose hip components (detachment of the metal from the bone, which may require further surgery), tendinitis (of the glut... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: While contact sports should probably be avoided, weightlifting, jogging, or other noncontact athletic activities should be safe. However, it is alway... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Unknown: Common causes of a spot such as this are a callous known as a corn, plantar wart, an epidermal inclusion cyst, but it's impossible to tell from your d... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
They go together: Many diseases of the small intestine can lead to fat malabsorption. Malabsorption of the fat soluble vitamins can occur with this (adek). Vitamin d ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes and no: Autoimmune diseases are all as different as the people who get them. These conditions all result from the body's immune system attacking different pa... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Exercise orthotics: I hope for your sake that you have not done everything that you can do. Initial treatment of plantar fasciitis includes orthotics and firm soled shoes... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Muscle spasm: There are small muscles in your arch called intrinsic muscles.These muscles help support her arch and adjust to uneven surfaces. The most common cause... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Rehabilitation: In rare instances, west nile viral infections can cause brain damage that can lead to weakness. Although improvement can continue for months if not y... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Possibly: When the meniscus tears, fragments of it can be trimmed so that the joint works better and is not as painful. If the entire meniscus was removed, it i... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Medical evaluation: While calf pain is commonly caused by muscular strain and muscle damage, it can also be cause by congestion of the veins from a blood clot within the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Many: Bowed legs in a child may be normal posture and may not require treatment. Some bowlegged children become bowlegged adults. Often increased pressure ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Calcium metabolism: Vitamin d. Is a hormone that is absorbed into your cell's nucleus and affects the types of proteins that your cell makes. The specific proteins that v... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Rest, medication: I am assuming that your pains are occurring one to 3 days after exercise. This is called delayed muscle soreness. It is caused by damage to the muscl... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Unknown: The possibilities include peripheral neuropathy from problems such as diabetes, sciatica and spinal stenosis, tendinitis, stress fractures, osteoarthr... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Examine you: Dystonia is a class of movement disorders characterized by involuntary movements, tremors, or spasms. The causes of these disorders include medication... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Muscle injury: When you orgasm, the muscles tense up. It is likely that this aggravates a small muscle injury which may be due to a tear, fatigue, or overuse of a po... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Change shoes: Foot odor is caused by the breakdown of fats and proteins in your sweat by bacteria in moist areas. Unfortunately, once your shoes have become contam... Read More

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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Fink is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fink is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! This answer explains why all the doctors I've gone too can't find an answer. They don't know that each person is different. It's sad because the patients suffer because ...Read More
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! I have tried shoe inserts, massaging, night splints, and stretching . don't know what else I can do!
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Can a small tear repair its self?? And what can I do to help it heal?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Residency

Barnes Jewish Hospital

Awards

Phi Beta Kappa Membership, Phi Beta Kappa Society
Indianapolis Top Doctor 2012
Top Orthopedic Surgeon , Third Place, Indiana - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
Community Physician Network-Orthopedic Specialty Care
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