Doctor Q&A for Dr. Gary Kugler

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kugler
30 years experience Podiatry
About every 2 years: Many in my field would recommend replacing orthoses about every two years as often the foot structure changes and there will be some wear and tear on ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kugler
30 years experience Podiatry
Probably: You may need an X-ray to determine if you have a fracture (broken bone). Most often podiatrists are able to take X-rays in their office so you don't ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gary Kugler
30 years experience Podiatry
Infected or not?: This depends if the ingrown nail is causing an infection (redness, pain, swelling, pus, increase in skin temperature). If you are relatively healthy ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Kugler
30 years experience Podiatry
Wipe down feet: Consider wiping your feet down with baby wipes after participating in any activities barefoot and before putting on your shoes. This would include af ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Kugler
30 years experience Podiatry
Better shoes: After practicing for more than 20 years the best tip I can give people about improving foot health and prevention of foot problems is wear good shoes. ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kugler
30 years experience Podiatry
Bunion, Arthritis: Do you remember an old injury to the big toe? This may be a condition called hallux rigidus and/or a bunion. It can be caused by several factors, in ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kugler
30 years experience Podiatry
Needs treatment: This needs treatment as it is infected. Just tell him it is very common, the only thing that may hurt is having to numb the toe, but that is quick an ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Kugler
30 years experience Podiatry
Possibly: Is the pain along side of the toenail? Is it red, swollen, warm? If that is the case then there is an infection associated with an ingrown nail. Ot ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kugler
30 years experience Podiatry
Probably not: Plantar fasciitis is mainly an issue with the arch and heel on the bottom of the foot also called the plantar surface of the foot. This may be anothe ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kugler
30 years experience Podiatry
Plantar fasciitis: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, inflammation in the area of attachment of the plantar fascia to the heel bone. If this is th ... Read More
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