Doctor Q&A for Dr. Payam Rafat

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the lower extremities can include systemic problems such as hypertension, gout, and problems with the kidneys and localized ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal o ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Mission:: CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
It is a possibility.: Melanoma can appear on the foot. Have the condition evaluated as soon as possible. If it is a melanoma it needs to be addressed appropriately and i ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Depends on the prob.: Some causes of nail conditions include trauma due to tight shoes, infection, and medication side effects. Get the nails inspected by a professional t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Viral infection: Hand/foot/mouth disease is a viral illness usually caused by a virus called coxsackie virus. The body will usually fight this off on its own. Insure ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Try to avoid: Try to avoid scratching as you may cause trauma to the skin resulting in possible infection. Contact your doctor and voice your concerns. If the cas ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Many possible causes: Common causes of cramping include rigorous exercise, side effects to certain prescription medications, and calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin d ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Have it evaluated: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. One would need to do a thorough history and physical exam and possibly some radiology exams t ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
May not be related.: You normally do not get an itchy feeling following an injury of the foot. This may be an unrelated symptom that you are having. Have it evaluated and ... Read More
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