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Dr. Michelle Achor

Podiatry
Huber Heights, OH
17 years experience female

Locations

Premier Foot and Ankle

Troy, OH

Address

47 S. Stanfield Rd., Troy, OH
Directions

Fax

937-335-5234

Premier Foot and Ankle

Huber Heights, OH

About

Bio

Dr. Achor treats foot and ankle problems using medical and surgical knowledge obtained during her 3 year surgical residency in Toledo, Ohio, during her training at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, and from her last 6 years in private practice. Much of her practice is focused on wound care/limb salvage and elective surgery.

Specialties
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Podiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

87 Answers
40 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Ankle swelling: Ice and elevate when at rest. Use an ankle brace when working out, and see a foot and ankle specialist if swelling or pain persists.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Ankle pain : More information is needed in order to adequately address this problem, such as when does it hurt? At rest? During activities? Specifically where does... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Ankle sprain: The presence of pain means something is wrong. Swelling may or may not set in later. If you have difficulty bearing weight, you should definitely get ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Leg pain: The soreness may be due to the injury itself, but there could be a small possibility of blood clot, particularly if you have a previous history of blo... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Neuropathy: This may be the beginnings of neuropathy which often affects the big toe first, and is often only uncomfortable at night.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Foot specialist: Calf stretching, ankle joint range of motion exercises like tracing the alphabet a to z with your toes, and anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen. I r... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
RICE: Rice means rest, ice, elevation, and compression. Place ice 15-20 min on and 15-20 min off the area. Elevate the ankle above heart level. An ankle bra... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Gout: Typically medications like Colchicine or Indomethacin.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Only to heel: A haglund's deformity may cause some localized swelling around the back of the heel and ankle but is not likely to cause any more swelling than that.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Neuritis: The shoes may have caused enough external pressure to a nerve to cause mono neuritis, which can cause numbness to an area of the foot.
A female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Maybe: My initial thought to your question was "no, " because athlete's foot causes itching feet more often than diabetes. But i see you are on metformin so ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Numbness: If your toe is burning or feels like it is "asleep, " it is likely due to neuropathy or some other nerve problem.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
CAM walker: Look into getting a cam walker boot, one of the black boots with velcro straps that goes up to the knee. This will help offload the foot similar to a ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Lipoma: If you did not previously injure this area, it may be a lipoma. It is very common, particularly for women to develop lipomas just below the lateral ma... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Specialist: There are many possible causes of leg pain depending on location and nature of the pain. If you are not getting the answers you seek, ask to be referr... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
No: Unless you are a diabetic or have neuropathy there is nothing else to worry about in regards to this specific problem.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Not related: Hammertoe surgery typically avoids the toenail area. There may be a problem with the nail itself.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Hydrate: It is good to drink lots of water throughout the day. I believe 64 oz a day is still the recommended amount. However, not being hydrated enough is no... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, it could be. Let your doctor know about the toe numbness. A emg/ncv and/or some low back imaging is likely needed.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Foot pain: There are several possible reasons including: it is still not completely healed, it has healed but slightly out of alignment with the bones around it,... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Foot pain: The most common causes for pain under the ball of the foot, under the metatarsal heads, are neuromas or capsulitis, which is inflammation of the joint... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Could be: They are probably too moist. This can cause athlete's foot over time.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Compress : Elevate your feet and legs at heart level or above when you can and consider compression stockings. These work very well when you put them on in the m... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Numbness: Possibly, but there are many other more probable causes of numbness. Possible causes of numbness in toes are too numerous to list, but most common cau... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Neuropathy: This may be neuropathy, which often occurs with low B12 levels.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
No: This does not effect your heart.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many possible problems that can cause chronic foot and leg pain. One possible common problem is posterior tibial tendon dysfunction or ano... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Pain: Severe pain is an indicator that something is wrong. You should get it checked.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Achilles: When you sleep your foot relaxes and plantarflexes (your toes point down). This allows your Achilles to shorten and contract while you sleep. When y... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Burn: You may have a small burn. Continue to keep an eye on the area and make sure it doesn't blister. You may want to put some skin protectant with aloe o... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Tines pedis: This is most likely tines pedis, also known as "athlete's foot." it is caused by a fungal infection of the skin. You can treat it topically with an an... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Rotated toes: This is likely an inherited deformity that tends to get worse with age, referred to as a hammertoe. Try to wear shoes that don't squeeze or put any pr... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Talk to doctor: He can have pain medication prescribed by his doctor. Also, he should have the feet looked at by a podiatrist. Having the painful toes amputated may p... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Nail changes: Get a 2nd opinion. This could be a chronic ingrown nail or something that requires a biopsy.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Possibly but...: Osteoporosis can delay bone healing, but if you are 39 it is not likely you have a significant enough amount of bone loss to delay healing unless you ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
New shoes: I am not sure exactly how long the virus can live on surfaces, but i know recurrence happens often with warts. I suggest getting rid of old shoes or u... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Fungus: This could be the fungus turning from an acute presentation to a chronic presentation as the two can look different. It could be ring worm, or a varie... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Infection: Yes, if the ingrown nail causes an infection that goes untreated particularly in a diabetic, smoker, or someone who is immunocompromised, amputation c... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Post op: No. That is not common. Cramps and shooting pain could muscle or nerve related pains. Think about it if it is due to using crutches or walking on a ca... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Contusion: This could be a contusion, a foot strain, or a stress fracture. I would rest the foot as much as possible for a few days, wear a good supportive stiff... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Antifungal: You could take an antifungal pill prescribed by a doctor. There are also some topical antifungals that may help. Some people advocate natural remedi... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Calluses, xerosis: You may have calluses or xerosis or both. Calluses cause a thickening of the skin under areas of the feet that take on more pressure than other parts... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Ingrown nail?: There are several possible things this could be but most commonly ingrown nail/abcess is the culprit. Soak toe for 15 min twice a day in water with Ep... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Strain: This is most likely a strain or tendonitis. Rest, ice, and do range of motion exercises for the ankle. If it doesn't improve, see a doctor.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
DVT: If someone suspects they have a DVT, they should always seek medical treatment. It can only be safely dissolved with specific medications monitored by... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Get evaluated: There are too many possible answers to your problems. They may be unrelated to each other. You should be evaluated by a doctor.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Swelling: It is normal for women to get some swelling in the ankles over times as the deep veins of the leg become less effective at pumping blood back to the h... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
AFO: A special brace called an AFO is designed to help with drop foot. This would help you walk without tripping. You can get one by visiting a podiatrist ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
Nerve pain: This could be nerve pain. It is difficult to say without more information and an exam. Nerve pain is often stinging or burning in nature. It can stay ... Read More

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Sep 8, 2013
Dr. Achor is a kind, well trained, competent Podiatrist. I recommend her if you have a foot or ankle problem.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Achor is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Achor is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Wow I have read up on this, so much fits me, July my insurance kicks in, I have so many issues present, past and current, I know I need help
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank u is it ok go back to work or no? The doctor wrote me out until tomorrow
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I didn't have much pain until I went from cast to airboot, any thought

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, OH

Awards

Chief of Podiatry, UVMC 2013 and 2015
Thought Leader, Third Place, West Virginia - Winter
2013
Top Podiatrist, First Place, West Virginia - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Podiatric Medical Association
Ohio Podiatric Medical Association
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