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Dr. Velimir Petkov

Podiatry
Belleville, NJ
20 years experience male

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Podiatry

Languages spoken

Bulgarian, Russian

Doctor Q&A

29 Answers
10 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
Yes, : Yes, you should have your nail completely removed in order to prevent further infaction or trauma to the underlying nail bed and or nail matrix. It is... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
What : What i would suggest is to bring your son to a podiatrist that specializes in kids. What needs to be done is to do serial casting on your son's feet i... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
What : What you might have developed is a gouty attack. When someone consumes a lot of alcohol, red meat, poultry and any foods rich purines he or she gets p... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
Tendonitis: When someone has tendinitis/ tendonosis, rest and anti-inflammatory medications will help with the symptoms. Nevertheless, one needs to look at the ca... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
Probably : Probably what you have developed is edema (swelling) of the lower extremities. That is probably because you have history of high blood pressure and it... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
What : What you most likely have is fungal infection.It is in fact very difficult to treat. You have basically three options: 1. Topical treatment - not ver... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
It : It depends on how large the blister is and for how long it has been present. Usually, in diabetic patients, it might be better to leave the blister al... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
From : From what you are describing, it sounds like you might have sprained your ankle. What that leads to is possible ligamentous laxity and or rupture. In ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
Might be infected!: It is possible. Is it tender to the touch? Do you experience pain and swelling? If so, I would recommend seeing a podiatrist who would prescribe you a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
The : The first thing you should do is to go and visit a podiatrist in your area. What he or she will do will basically involve cleansing those open wounds ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
As : As an expert who works in one of the only three (3) certified podiatry centers in the state of washington who provide pinpointe laser therapy for the ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
First : First of all, you need to go and see a podiatrist (foot and ankle specialist). They will need to take an x-ray of your foot to find out the extent of ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
Yes: If there is such product, it would be doing three things: 1. Moisturizing your skin 2. Fights fungal infections 3. Treats Acne Therefore, it i... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
Toe Fracture: I would suggesting going to see a podiatrist and have a foot x-ray taken. Depending on the severity of the fracture and/ or dislocation, the toe will ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
Fractured Metatarsal: First of all, I assume that you have had the cast for at least 4-6 weeks. Usually it takes this long for a bone fracture to heal. It will continue to ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
Do not worry!: As long as they don't turn purple or bluish in color, I wouldn't be too worried about it. The fact that they turn while and then red again within less... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
There : There is no laser treatment available for repairing damaged toenail beds. Usually, a surgeon needs to remove the bony exostosis (bony fragment) undera... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
You : You should definitely go and see a podiatrist right away. What you probably have is an infection and or an abscess on the bottom of your foot. If you ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
As : As far ASD i know chondritin and glucosamine are supplements that improve the cartilage in your joints. I am not aware though if they lead to regenera... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
Injured Foot/ Ankle: Well, are you able to walk? Can you move your foot and ankle without pain? If it is swollen, most likely it is injured and you'll need to get a set of... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
From : From what you are describing, you might have something called sciatica. Sciatica is a condition in which your sciatic nerve on either one or both side... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
When : When you sprained your ankle, you developed numbness because the swelling in your ankle inpinged on the nerve and that is what has caused your foot to... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
To : To be on the safe side, my recommendation would be to visit a foot and ankle specialist who can take an x-ray of your son's left foot to see if there ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
Have : Have you been staying on your feet a lot lately? It could be that it's from standing on them too long which causes the blood to stay there more and no... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
The : The easiest way to discover if you have infection near that blister will be to look for surrounding redness and tenderness. If there is, then most lik... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
Sensory Nerve Damage: The condition that you are describing relates to some type of sensory nerve damage. Do you have history of Diabetes or high blood sugar? I would recom... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
There : There is a possiblity. You also might have psoriasis. My recommendation would be to either visit a podiatrist or a dermatologist and have them take a ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
Maceration: What you are experiencing is called maceration. It occurs when the skin becomes too moist. It predisposed to fungus infections. What you need to do is... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
Podiatry 20 years experience
Plantar Fasciitis: A Lidocaine patch may help with the pain in plantar fasciitis but it won't effectively treat the condition. For plantar fasciitis, anti-inflammatory m... Read More

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HealthTap member
May 25, 2014
I had let some toenail issues go untreated for a while. So I was quite nervous when I went in for a free consultation with Dr. Petkov this past spring. I had nothing to worry about, because Dr. Petkov...Read More
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Petkov is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 2006MD

Medical/Graduate school

Boston College
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center

Awards

Board Qualified in Foot Surgery, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Top Podiatrist, Second Place, Newark, NJ - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Podiatric Medical Association
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Empire Medical Associates
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