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Dr. Hugh Protzel

Podiatry
Cape Girardeau, MO
33 years experience male

Locations

Foot and Ankle Centers of Southeast Missouri

Cape Girardeau, MO

Address

36 Doctors Park, Suite 2, Cape Girardeau, MO
Directions

My office hours

Friday: 8:00am - 5:00am
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Practice website

Fax

(573) 472-3720

About

Specialties
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Podiatry

Licenses

United States: Missouri

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

17 Answers
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugh Protzel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Find a Podiatrist: If you have tried everything without results, then you are in need of a professional. Find a doctor near you, he or she can help in many ways. The lon... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hugh Protzel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Bone cyst: Both require surgical intervention. Pathology can decide the final diagnosis and the procedure is the same.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugh Protzel
Podiatry 33 years experience
EMG-nCS: Consider asking your doctor for one of theses tests. It helps diagnose neurological problems.
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugh Protzel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Arthritis: Same thing, just a different way of saying it. Osteoarthritis erodes the joints and erosive arthritis describes the same thing.Osteoarthritis.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hugh Protzel
Podiatry 33 years experience
May need MRI: X-rays don't show everything. If the ankle continues to hurt after 6-8 weeks, an MRI is appropriate. The cartilage may have been damaged withing the j... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugh Protzel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Athletes foot ?: Could be athletes foot or dermatitis. These can only be diagnosed visually or with a culture. you probably need to see a doctor for this.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugh Protzel
Podiatry 33 years experience
This might help: Blisters come from friction which separates the layers of skin. Try two pairs of socks so they rub and not your skin. Better fitting shoes can also he... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugh Protzel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Ice 24hrs, then heat: Ice is good for the first 24 hours to relieve acute inflammation and swelling. After that, heat will increase circulation and healing. Hope you got an... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hugh Protzel
Podiatry 33 years experience
MBB brace is best: If the nerve is damaged then foot drop may be permanent. The brace I described is the latest. Very comfortable and unintrusive. Therapy can help wth s... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hugh Protzel
Podiatry 33 years experience
MBB ankle brace and: This type of brace combined with physical therapy can be used to rehab your ankles and return strength and function.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugh Protzel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Not Downs: Club foot is not necessarily related to downs syndrome and is usually its own finding. Fixing a club foot should be done when the baby is an infant. S... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugh Protzel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Flats are best: Flats are best for you. Your orthotics work better and your bunion will do better
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugh Protzel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Get an x-ray: Only an x-ray can determine if the toe is broken. Treatment; however, is limited to splinting to the adjacent toe. Splinting can help the pain while t... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugh Protzel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Clean it well: Wash it with soap and water, bandage. Keep an eye out for redness, swelling or increased pain.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugh Protzel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Permanent bunionecto: If the bone is just shaved then yes it will return. If the first metatarsal is repositioned correctly as a part of the surgery then it should not ret... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugh Protzel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Get up: Sometimes position can put pressure on a nerve. See if that's happening to you
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hugh Protzel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Could be arthritis: Sorry sh smokes but it sounds like it might be some arthritis but an exam is needed and a few blood tests. Then treatment can be prescribed.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Protzel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Protzel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you I have not visited with my doctor since the ultrasound but will be following up.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The university of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Graduated 1989MD

Medical/Graduate school

Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery,
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

PSR+24
Completed 1992

Affiliations

American Podiatric Medical Association
Missouri Podiatric Medical Association
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