Dr. Scott Keith

Podiatry
Crown Point, IN
46 years experience male

Locations

Friendly Foot Care

Crown Point, IN

Address

50 W 94th Place, Crown Point, IN, United States
Directions

About

Bio

Aside from practicing podiatry for over forty years, I have tried to keep myself busy while living life. Food and its history has always intrigued me, so I followed that dream. I attended culinary school and opened a restaurant which I have owned and operated for 29 years. Because animals are an essential part of my life, I served on the local humane society board and helped with the care of thousands of wonderful animals. To help others, I was an instructor, in anatomy and physiology as well as advanced physiology, at two local college campuses. Without doubt, my favorite city in the world is Rome. My wife and I visit there often with friends. I enjoy learning about the ancient world and enjoy visiting remote archaeological locations. Local excitement is riding my Harley- Davidson.

Specialties
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Podiatry

General Surgery

Licenses

United States: Indiana

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

2.2K Answers
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
From big to problem.: Reducing foot size, from a technical aspect, is possible. I'm sure if you look hard enough, you will find some one to do it. The problem with this ty... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Fluid dynamics: When you get out of bed or get up from sitting, similar things are happening in your feet. Areas in your feet that are already inflamed now begin to r... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
In darkness or bed?: For clarification reasons, does every night mean when the sun goes down or when you are reclining or lying in bed? Is it relieved upon standing?
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Be prepared...: Based on the sophistication of the test, or lack of it, quite possibly.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Watch and enhance.: Although there is not set way of dealing with all foot injuries with one set protocol, I find that recognizing just how the body is responding to the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Not so fast.: The word that for years has described calloused areas of skin on the feet is corn. It is nothing more that calloused tissue usually on or between the ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Go Figure.: Without knowing where the tiny bone fragment is, makes it difficult to determine whether or not the prescribed treatment is of any benefit. It sounds ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Time to find out...: You are quite right, it could be a whole host of possibilities, from fibromyalgia to arthritis. Begin by making a "pain in the butt" journal to basica... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Yes, likely. But....: Certainly, arthritis could be the reason for pain and stiffness and ultimately, the explanation for the difficulty in walking. But, there are other po... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
One way or another.: After six weeks, most of, if not all of, the bone has healed. Weather or not the toe leans one way or another is another story. The best way is to loo... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Confused nerves.: The activity that caused your feet to fall asleep actually cut off or severely impeded nerve impulses from your foot to your brain as well as cut the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Location, location: Expect pain, an angular deformity at the joint and distorted or impossible toe movement in it's normal range.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Protect it...: There is not much to do. I am at a loss as to how a hangnail could be associated with a bruised finger without some underlying trauma, that you did no... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Don't knee-d this.: Really not a specific disorder but more of a possible combination of several conditions that can give pain and dysfunction to the knee area. It is cal... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Eat, store and burn.: Look at it this way. Gaining weight is simply a matter of taking in more calories than you are burning through physiologic processes. Fat, carbs, prot... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Foot or Feet: Is the pain you have on the outside edge the same pain you describe as when you walk on THEM. And then which pain goes away? Foot or Feet.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Blame it on Water.: It is not unusual to have dry skin after having a baby, due to a sudden change of estrogen levels. It is also not unusual to have peeling toes after h... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
More than a feeling.: Pain in the ankle and bottom of the foot can describe the symptoms of many possible foot conditions. Gout would be included, but based on your symptom... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Knee Monia: Run very lightly or better yet try riding a bike and pretend that you are running. Bad knees and running generally are not compatible.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
From A to Z.: There is a very long list of conditions that can directly or indirectly be involved with the presence of these very small hemorrhages. It is your and ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Head Back: The cervical vertebrae are relatively thin and small with some soft tissue support. The neck moves in multiple directions while carrying a relatively ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
A Small ankle.: I hope you mean that you have a swelling on the ankle, the size of a golf ball. That being the case, it would help to know just where on the ankle the... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Common in Soil.: This fungus is found in most soils around the world. I suppose it could be dangerous if you were immune- compromised.
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A female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
A Bruising Game.: This sounds like you are in various stages of bruising and bruise dissolution. These bruises sound like they are both under the skin and under the nai... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Diabetes or Trauma ?: There are several types of neuropathy, including femoral or amyotrophy, which can affect patients who have diabetes. It is possible that you may have ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Go back to surgeon.: Ingrown toenails can be removed by several techniques. All involve either removing the nail root or cauterizing the root in some fashion. Removing the... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Black is Black.: Mam, the fact that you are asking, might mean, that you are having some concerns already. I can tell you that of the many black streaked nails that I'... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Dang Nabbit!: You need to apply ice to it. Elevate the foot higher than your heart and stay off it. Take a pain reliever. The main concern is whether or not the toe... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Random act of pain.: First of all, there are several commonly used procedures to remove an ingrown toenail. Since the pain is random, things are probably fine. Some proced... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
No Game Here.: Without knowing the particulars on why the plate screw is in the foot as well as how long it has been in the foot, it is impossible to address the pro... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Not my navicular !!: Actually the inflammation can occur at the periosteal level of both the tendon attachment site as well as the accessory navicular/ navicular inter-att... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Start Now.: By the sound of it, likely a fascia injury and possibly some involvement with the Achilles tendon. These are initially treated in the RICE fashion.(re... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Shocking.: Sounds like a neuralgia type problem. The nerve on the top of the foot has been damaged or irritated and is sending impulses down the nerve route when... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Why Worry.: It certainly sounds like it is. Not to worry. The shoe has put some stress on the soft tissues of the foot. The tissues have responded accordingly and... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Thick heel Skin.: It sounds like this problem is on one heel only. The way to find the cause is determine whether the cause is related to environment, mechanical or bio... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Slow Return.: The swelling you describe can be very puzzling, in that it is occurring in only one hand. The most probable reason is that fluid is having a difficul... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Yikes.: The tips of toes, and fingers for that matter, just don't like to be sliced. They are typically a painful heal and the injured pain receptors will tak... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Not plastic surgery.: Plastic cuts on the bottom of the foot can be rather nasty and are often times quite painful. Just how long the foot will be painful is unpredictable.... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Not so Fast.: I'm not sure that the best way to go about handling this potential problem is trying self treatment. Your description is one of a developing celluliti... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Nerves or heat..: When you get down to it, there are only a couple of reasons for your feet to turn red. Either they are being colored by the dye from the socks or shoe... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Book Smarts.: Safe or not, that technique has worked for many a person, including myself, for many years. In time, however. the book slap be came non effective and ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Edematous Swelling: Edema is swelling. These conditions are only one of many conditions that can be responsible for tightness and burning in the hands and feet. For consi... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
A lot of Nerves.: Nerve pain seems to be more common on the bottoms of the feet as well as in the toes and forefoot areas. Having said that, nerve pain can be just abou... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
A real pain in the..: Don't even consider beginning stretching exercises until after the initial pain and swelling has gone down. After weight bearing is tolerable would be... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Derotating Fix.: It is more than likely that the pin may be needed to hold the corrected toe in it's new position long enough for adequate post operative scarring to d... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Shake, rattle, roll.: There is ankle surgery and there is ankle surgery. Depending on the extent of the damage and repair, the time until resolution varies greatly. Swellin... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Time is on your side: One could go crazy just trying to figure out the recommended time for one thing or another. I think the most regarded number is 150 minutes of moderat... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Time Line.: The nail plate is, in a way, a crude calendar of events regarding the history of the toe. That line, depending on it's position on the toe, indicates... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Stabilize.: Toe fractures can range from simple , straight forward to those of more severity. The recovery process, as you would expect, will vary depending on th... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
One and Dome.: There is a multitude of reasons why ingrown toenails occur. The most common being injury, improper cutting, infection and aging. Regardless of the cau... Read More
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Jul 1, 2015
I enjoy reading Dr. Keith's answers and learn a great deal from him. Works and collaborates well with patients and colleagues alike. Great asset to HealthTap!
Aug 13, 2015
Thank you for great answers.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Keith is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank you. Thanks. The Ortho is afraid that my left foot-inside ankle may collapse more causing issues. My GP stays get new custom orthotics and carry on.-Stay active. ! :) Act...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Good morning. Your diagnosis sounds right, I am currently out of work and due to losing my wife 16months ago, becomes inactive, lounging around. I am usually up and abou...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for your help, internet connection too slow to use full service on this site and no good docs in Peru they didn't even look at my foot when I went said all fine c...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 1977MD

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, Northwest Indiana - Spring
2015
Thought Leader, Second Place, Indiana - Spring
2015
Top Doctor, Second Place, Indiana - Spring
2015

Affiliations

HAPS
AAA
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