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Dr. Gary Ridge

Podiatry
Orem, UT
42 years experience male

Locations

Foot & Ankle Clinics of Utah

Orem, UT

Address

157 N 400 W, Orem, UT
Directions

Practice website

Fax

801-226-3869

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Specialties
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Podiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

12 Answers
1 Agree
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Ridge
Podiatry 42 years experience
Vitamin B12: Burning in the hands and feet is usually caused by nerve irrational or nerve injury. A common cause is peripheral neuropathy. There have been over a hundred different causes of neuropathy established with diabetes the most common. You may need to see a doctor for a diagnosis. Good medical studies show that vitamin b 12 taken under the tongue can be helpful taking 2500 mcg once a day.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Ridge
Podiatry 42 years experience
Not usually! : Gabapentine is an effective treatment for neuropathy and other nerve injury. Swelling in the feet is a possible side effect but pain and swelling in a specific area would more likely be something else. It could be an injury, arthritis, hammertoes or stress fracture. You need an evaluation by a medical professional. .
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Ridge
Podiatry 42 years experience
Yes: The usual signs of gout are redness, swelling and significant pain in a joint that comes on quite quickly. Although the big toe joint is most commonly affected it can occur in any joint of the foot. Gout is a severe inflammatory reaction to uric acid crystals forming in the joint. Your elevated uric acid may be a good indication that you really do have gout. Medication like Ibuprofen usually help.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ridge is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ridge is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

California College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL
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