Dr. Bradly Shollenberger

Podiatry
Reading, PA
38 years experience male

Locations

Berks Foot Specialists, P.C.

Reading, PA

Address

4885 DeMoss Road, Suite 103, Reading, PA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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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

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317 Answers
89 Agrees
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Not really: Plantar fibromatosis is hereditary. You can try good supportive shoes and custom foot orthotics to lessen plantar facial strain. Unfortunately, cortis... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Need more info: I need more information to answer accurately. Melanoma, both pigmented and non-pigmented, can be found on the foot, . Any abnormal skin or nail area s... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
It will improve: The first day after bunionectomy is the toughest. The local anesthesia has worn off. Your body is sending inflammatory cells to deal with the surgical... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Why: Why do you want to correct it? If you are having pain in a high arched foot, it is often a problem with shock absorption. This can be easily fixed by ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Evaluation: High heels add additional leverage to the injury, increasing the likelihood of a break. If you have a lot of swelling and bruising, get it checked.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Good: Since a radiologist or other physician reading an x-ray would be remiss if he/she didn't "remark" on any abnormality, if a study or area is unremarkab... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
4-6 weeks minimum: A 3rd degree sprain means the ligaments have separated completely. If you do not allow them time to heal, it is likely the ankle will be chronically u... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
No: Bunions are largely a hereditary event. Injury can also contribute to their formation. I am not aware of any connection with bunion formation and any ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Second opinion: Sometimes, a procedure can be used to treat problems other than the obvious. If you are having pain in the area, it is possible a bunionectomy procedu... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Need more info: That description isn't enough detail to provide a helpful answer. How long has it hurt? Did you injure it? Do you have a history of arthritis or other... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Depends: The length of nonweightbearing and immobilization will depend on the severity and instability of the break. A simple break and repair may not need a c... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Get it checked: In order to treat a lesion, you must first know what it is. It could be a corn, a wart or some form of dermatitis or other skin anomaly. See a podiatr... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
As your podiatrist: Personally, i haven't often used muscle relaxants specifically to accompany achilles stretching. (it's actually the calf muscle, not the tendon that s... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Why?: It is difficult to assess your injury from your brief description, but the most sensible answer would be "when it doesn't hurt to jump." pain is our b... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Nail surgery: If you have reoccurring toenail problems, consider permanent partial nail removal. After the toe is numbed, the offending edge(s) can be removed and t... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Maybe: Sometimes IV drug users develop bacterial infections of the heart. These can cause blood clots from which small particles break off and end up in the... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Silicon: As a temporary measure, or if you can't have bunion surgery for circulation or other health reasons, a silicon bunion shield can help. Im not a big fa... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Neither : Ankle pain that has persisted for 4 months needs a professional evaluation. Sprained ligaments should have healed by now. It is likely you have either... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Possibly: Many skeletal malaligments begin in the feet. They are our foundation. While it's less common for children to have pain from these types of postural i... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Possibly...: From what you describe, the prominence is likely the navicular bone. If you feel from the ankle bone down to it, you'll likely feel a tendon. This is ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Bursitis: Popping of a tendon is usually either chronic dislocating or the tendon rubbing an adjacent structure. Since the achilles really can't dislocate, it i... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Infection: Swelling 4 days after an open wound injury could indicate an infection. It could also be due to injury of deeper tissues. See a podiatrist for a compl... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
What's irritating it: Bunion pain is often from shoe irritation. If the irritation continues, so will the pain. Padding and changing to roomer shoes can help. If not, see a... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Tendonitis : The achilles tendon is a common place for tendonitis. It is often brought on by wearing very flat shoes or strenuous activities. First, try icing the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Probably: Somewhere in the last 5 years or so, flipflops became shoes. Prior to that, they were reserved for their intended purpose, the pool or strange showers... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Residual nail : When toe pain persists after ingrown toenail removal, I am suspicious whether a nail spicule was left. Even the best doctor can sometimes miss a smal... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Things you can do are avoid high purine foods and beverages (google those on the internet) and stay well hydrated. But i'd have your doctor check you ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Anti-inflammatories: Depending on where it is, an acute gouty attack responds best to a steroid injection into the joint, possibly combined with an oral anti-inflammatory.... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Sorry: There's really no way of telling what a lump is without an exam and possibly x-rays. You should have this evaluated by a podiatry. Chances are it isn'... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Antifungals : What you are describing sounds like nail fungus infection. You need to kill the fungus to resolve the discoloration. A podiatrist can thin any thicken... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Second opinion: It would be unusual for a simple bruise to last that long. It's possible you may have a partially torn achilles tendon. Have a podiatrist evaluate t... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
A podiatrist: Ingrown toenails are one of the most undertreated of foot problems, and not without consequences. Untreated problems can lead to bone infection of the... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Need more info: While intractable pain can be resolved by amputation, it's too extreme of a solution to recommend without more information. Where is your pain? Was it... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Multiple causes: Nail cracking or fissuring can be caused by fungus, damage to the root or matrix as well as a number of dermatological conditions. If there is also di... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Allopurinol: Gout is a problem with purine (protein) metabolism that results in excess uric acid in the blood stream. This ends up inflaming joints. A low purine d... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Circulation: Without a prior history of trauma to case bruising, my first thought would be poor circulation. As tissues receive less oxygenated blood, they turn bl... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Athlete's foot: The lesion is likely just athlete's foot but its difficult to diagnose a rash sight unseen. Your best bet is to see a podiatrist for a proper diagnosi... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Foot issues: Foot problems like infections and ulcers are quite common with diabetes, especially when it results in neuropathy. It's not unusual for a patient to b... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Maybe: It depends on whether you are talking about fusing the toe (interphalangeal) joint or the joint where the toe meets the metatarsal bone (metatarsophal... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Don't worry: Unless you have a history of dvt, are a smoker or have other risk factors, the risk of clots is small. Just in case...Try sleeping toward the center o... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Tendonitis: Tendonitis in the foot/ankle can be difficult to resolve, given the demands we place on them. Treatment may consist of antiinflammatories, icing, brac... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Go anyway: Few medical problems get better from neglect. If these are, in fact, corns, the initial treatment is simply scraping them off with an instrument. No c... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
To comfort: The best person to ask is the doctor treating your fractures. How many weeks since the original injury? Walking too soon could compromise healing. My ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Rest: The first treatment for any problem is rest. If you injured it rest, ice, elevation and compression should help. If not, have it checked by a podiatri... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
2 Causes: Excess uric acid is either caused by under excretion (kidneys) or overproduction. The latter is often due to an enzyme deficiency, and made worse by a... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Instability: Toe deformities arise from instability ( or occasionally trauma) of the feet. Faulty biomechanics cause tendons to pull the toes crooked and the joint... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Ignore: Many cases of heel or arch pain will respond simply to wearing more supportive shoes.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Possibly: Excessive use of nsaids and some other medications can cause swelling (edema) and elevated liver enzyme levels. Chronic liver disease could also resu... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Sure: First, see if your big toe can bend upward 45 degrees or more. If not, you have limitation of that joint and heels are jamming the joint. The simplest... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 38 years experience
Call your doctor: While anesthesia can persist for hours after surgery, depending on what medication us used, numbness days later isn't typical. Anytime you have a conc... 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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