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Dr. Bradly Shollenberger

Podiatry
Reading, PA
37 years experience male

Locations

Berks Foot Specialists, P.C.

Reading, PA

Address

4885 DeMoss Road, Suite 103, Reading, PA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
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Fax

6107797044

Berks Foot Specialist, P.C.

Hamburg, PA

Office

Reading, PA

About

Bio

I graduated the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor degree in Biology in 1981. I then attended the Temple University College of Podiatric Medicine (PCPM at that time) and completed my podiatric surgical residency at the Metropolitan Hospital, Central Division in Philadelphia. I returned to the Reading, PA area and have been in private practice to date. I have staff privileges at all local hospitals and my practice has two locations in Exeter Township and Hamburg PA. When I'm not treating patients, I enjoy cycling, skiing and home improvement projects, which are apparently endless.

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Podiatry

Doctor Q&A

317 Answers
89 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
If you like waiting: I would save er visits for emergencies. A broken toe does require a professional evaluation however. Make an appointment to see a podiatrist as soon a... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
History?: Did your husband injure his toe? Does he have a history of gout or a laceration. It's unwise to shotgun medication therapy without a reasonable diagno... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Possibly: Since warts are epidermal lesions, any treatment should be restricted to that level. Penetrating the dermis by any means creates scarring which could ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
No: Bones take 6-8 weeks to be ~75% healed. At 2.5 weeks, only a soft callus has formed and you run the risk of displacing the correction. At this point, ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Achilles tendinitis: Depending on your previous activity, fitness level and tightness of calf musculature, you may be experiencing achilles tendinitis. Make sure your shoe... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Swelling Causes: Swelling behind the knee could be a strain or ligament injury. It could be phlebitis. It could also be a cyst called a Baker's cyst. The best course w... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
No: To say something can heal implies a wound. The tailor bunion is a deformity and when painful, that is a symptom. Neither will "heal". If pressure is r... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Hard to say: Bone healing typically takes 6-8 weeks for the first 75% and up to a year for the remainder. However, this depends on several factors including the lo... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Unclear: It's hard to give a helpful answer without more information. It would be reasonable to have him evaluated by a podiatrist and x-rays taken to assess ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Possibly: Simple math dictates the more people in a confined area, the more germs are present. With the thousands of people going through airport security lines... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Not really: Other than the obvious Ibuprofen or naproxen, you are probably better off having the ankle evaluated and treatments discussed by a podiatrist or ortho... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Several: Podiatrists, orthopedist and the occasional general surgeon will do bunion surgery. Being a podiatrist myself, i feel we have the best training in th... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Depends: If it is the same foot, the upside is you can stay off of it and both should heal. The downside is there will be more swelling and discomfort. If it's... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Specialist: A family physician may recognize a flat foot problem, but it would be unusual for them to have training in appropriate treatments. There are just too... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Shoes: Most bunions that hurt, do so because of pressure from shoes. Simply put, a bunion doesn't fit well in an off-the-shelf shoe. Over time, some bunions ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Your eyes: The basic diagnosis of a bunion can be made visually. If you have a bump on the inner side of the bone behind the big toe, you have a bunion. X-rays a... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Acute or chronic?: An acute gout attack will respond to Colcrys (over-priced colchicine), oral nsaids or a steroid injection into the joint. Chronic gout requires uric a... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Nothing: At 2 years, healing is complete. Scar maturation usually occurs in half that time. At this point, you need to treat the scar tissue which is likely ca... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Surgery or Not: Bunions are deformities where the great toe meets the metatarsal bone behind it. The toe usually bends toward the 2nd toe. The bump at the joint is of... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Board Certified: All podiatrists are experts in treating foot pain, but should that pain require surgery, your best bet is usually a podiatrist certified by the americ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
30 sec. - 5 min. : A simple avulsion can be performed quite quickly...30 seconds or so. If you are looking for a permanent procedure, a partial matricectomy take somewhe... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Depends: I place my fixation screws fairly deep so they are not prominent through the skin. Then, the only reason to remove them is if there is discomfort afte... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Ask your doctor: While fractures will generally heal at a constant rate, internal and external factors can affect that rate. Depending on the severity if the break, t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Not really: I advise my patients never to force a foot to accommodate a shoe. While bunions generally aren't caused by shoes, a tight-toed shoe will certainly exe... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Don't treat them: Heel spurs don't hurt. They are a byproduct of plantar fasciitis. If you reduce the inflammation of the fascia with support, antiinflammatories, stret... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Yes: A bunion is seldom injury related. It is generally a hereditary tendency toward a deformity where the great toe drifts toward the smaller toes and the... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
See a podiatrist: Not being able to walk on a broken bone is a fallacy. If your forefoot is swollen, bruised and painful with point tenderness over a metatarsal, it's l... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Probably: A certain amount of discomfort is common following any surgery. This should respond to elevation, ice, rest and medication. Sometimes, you might need ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Not usually: Screws are generally left in place after bunion surgery. Sometimes the screw head is prominent and can be irritated by shoes. Occasionally, even after... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: If the pain is on the bottom of the heel, it's likely plantar fasciitis, inflammation of the arch ligament. Ice, stretching and antiinflammatories hel... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Circulation: Something is affecting their body's ability to get oxygenated blood to the extremities. This could be a nervous system issue like raynaud's where the ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Cold: You can actually ice too much. I've had patients give themselves frostbite by applying an ice pack directly to the skin for prolonged periods of time.... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Have it checked: Swelling in only one foot which is chronic in nature is often related to venous or lymphatic disease. See your podiatrist. They can examine the area a... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Nerve pressure: Heels can cause toe numbness either by forcing the toe to bend more that it wants, or if the vamp pressures the top of the toe. Either way, it's nerve... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Surgical Decision: I advise my patients to consider elective surgery when the problem is causing a significant impact on their life. If you don't like the look of the bu... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Bedbugs: Burns don't happen spontaneously. If you are waking up with small, red burning areas at your ankles, i would consider the possibility of bed bugs. The... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Podiatrist: Podiatrists are trained in analyzing foot and gait abnormalities in children and adults. Some podiatrists prefer to work with adult patients, so inqui... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
No self-treatment: Unfortunately, there is little he can do to treat a boney deformity. Wearing shoes that don't irritate the area will help with comfort and an arch sup... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Pads: You can purchase adhesive pads which can be placed on the inside of the heel counter to narrow the heel. If your forefeet are ee, you may actually ben... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis occurs when the ligament across the arch of the foot becomes inflamed. This generally happens from poor foot mechanics and lack of s... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Depends: If you mean front and back, it could be a "draw sign" which can occur after an ankle sprain with rupture of some of the ligaments. Side to side motio... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Many causes: Burning pain in the feet has a large differential diagnosis. If there is no external sign of rash or inflammation, it is likely neurological. Diabetes... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Get it checked: Ankle injuries are often undertreated. I once had a patient limp in with what they thought was a sprain. We found they had sheared off the back 1/3 of... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Flats: Seriously, shoes that rub your toes aren't helping you. Stay away from corn removal products. They contain salicylic acid and can lead to nasty chemic... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Ask your surgeon : Every surgeon has his/her own post-op preferences. It's always best to check with them. Sutures in the ankles and feet usually need 12-14 days for ful... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Why: Certain home products can improve athletes foot but over the counter athletes foot cream is much more effective and relatively inexpensive. You risk s... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Antifungal Cream: Most over-the-counter antifungal creams will clear athletes foot in a week or two if you wash and dry thoroughly and apply faithfully. If it doesn't r... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Get it checked: If achilles tendon pain is persistent, have it evaluated by a podiatrist. You might need an MRI to check for tendon tear. Other than rest, treatment f... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Where?: First off, calcium deposits seldom form in feet, except for calcification of blood vessels. Bone deposits can develop in areas of pressure or traction... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
See a podiatrist: Warts on the bottom of the foot have to be handled differently than elsewhere on the body. They tend to callus up easily, making medication therapy le... Read More

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Apr 7, 2013
Dr Bradly Shollenberger is knowledgeable ,caring and dedicated professional
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shollenberger is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shollenberger is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I get migraines and take a lot of painkillers for this, thus ur answer was vrry helpfull as yo why my lower legs and feet swells
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks for your time, i appreciate it. It's not swollen or discolored. I'm not bothered by the pain,just worried it will be back to normal.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks! I understand it's urgent, the pigment isn't in the matrix nor the nail bed skin, it was in the nail itself and mostly trimmed off :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

Metropolitan Hospital, Central Division, Phila., PA

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Reading, PA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Reading, PA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Reading, PA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Podiatric Medical Association
Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association
Berks County Podiatry Society

Publications

Exuberant bone formation following foot surgery
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