Dr. Jeffery VanYperen

Podiatry
Amory, MS
14 years experience male

Locations

Foot Specialists of Mississippi

Amory, MS

Address

1107 Earl Frye Blvd Suite #1, Amory, MS
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

Originally from East Texas, I went to Brigham Young University for a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology. I went to podiatry school at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. After school, I completed a 3 year residency in foot and ankle surgery in Louisville, KY, where I was affiliated with Kentucky One Hospital and University of Louisville Hospital. I was trained with an emphasis in trauma and reconstructive surgery. I regularly perform bunion corrections, hammer toe repairs, plantar fascia release, and many other corrective procedures. I am also well trained in diabetic footcare and limb salvage. I practiced in Savannah, GA before moving to Amory, Mississippi

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Podiatry

Surgery

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118 Answers
27 Agrees
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Couple possibilites: Searing and burning pain in the feet can be nerve pathology (neuropathy, nerve damage, nerve entrapment). It could also be a dermatologic condition (... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
More serious: The ligaments on the inside of the ankle are much stronger than those on the outside. It would be prudent to have an X-ray to make sure there was no ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
The Dude: If the dude in question has ankle arthritis, it is loss of cartilage, usually accompanied by bone spurring. If the joint is painful, stiff, and swoll... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Depends: When i see a patient with foot pain, it is actually rare to see a lot of swelling unless it is because of an acute injury. Chronic aches and pains ar... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Equinus: If i'm picturing what you're saying correctly, you have equinus, which means you are unable to dorsiflex your foot on your ankle to at least 90 degree... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
RICE: Rest, ice, compression, and elevation are the first line treatments for an ankle injury. I'd recommend icing for 20 minutes at a time, at least twice... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Painful Hardware: If the surgery was over a year ago, and the joint appears to have fused, removal of the hardware would probably be the best option. If it was fairly ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Not too tight: As long as it is not too tight (meaning you can feel your toes and not cutting off circulation), i would keep it on. It is difficult to keep the foot... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Instability: Looks like you had surgery to plate the fibula, but not sure if anything was done about your deltoid ligament. It should have been inspected and repa... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Yes: Warts are caused by hpv (human papilloma virus), of which there are many different strains. Since it is a virus, you can pass it on to others, and vi... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
No: Av malformation just means that the arteries connect straight to the veins, bypassing capillaries. The blood will still flow normally back to the hea... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Get it checked out: I would recommend going to see a podiatrist--they will take an x ray to determine if it is a fracture vs. A soft tissue injury. In the meantime, star... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Hard to say: Could be a bunion, could be arthritis. Also could be severe flat foot. Without more specific information it is hard to say what is wrong. See a pod... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Nail will fall off: Your question is a little confusing, but i think you're asking what happens to your damaged nail if you don't remove it. A new nail will start growin... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Start with alignment: Most commonly these symptoms are as a result of poor alignment of the foot, which can cause shin splints and foot fatigue. I would start with a good ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Smoker?: Given that you have copd, it is pretty safe to assume you are a smoker (or at least you have a history of heavy smoking). Nicotine causes the small b... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Microtrauma: It sounds like your toenails are hitting the end of your shoe. This usually happens if the toe box is either too small (toe is pressed up against the... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Difficult: A stress fracture is usually more acutely painful, and it hurts with side-to side compression of the heel--probably will feel better after a month aft... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Softening creams: Urea 40% cream or Ammonium Lactate Cream are both very good at softening painful corns and callouses. These can be found over the counter, although i... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Pregnant: It could mean that the girl is pregnant. I would recommend starting with a cheap over the counter pregnancy test.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Cold feet: Circulatory problems are the most common culprit for cold feet. Blood must travel a long way to get from the heart to your feet, and there could be m... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
See a podiatrist: You could have a bad case of tinea pedis, also known as athlete's foot. Sometimes it is so bad that it can cause the skin to crack and fissure, allow... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Better than not: Feet have a very good supply of nerves, which is why it hurts so badly to step on sharp objects or stub your toe. Many of my diabetic patients have l... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
See a physician: If it seems like normal aches and pains (not severe pain), start doing some stretching and strengthening exercises for your ankle. There are plenty of... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Beetle Juice: I used to freeze or burn warts, but I have seen better results (with less painful treatment) with cantharone solution. It comes from a blistering bee... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
See your physician: This could be due to high blood pressure, kidney disorders, heart problems, or poor valve function in your veins. I would recommend seeing your prima... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Chemical: They probably used either phenol or sodium hydroxide to kill the matrix (nail root) in the corner, preventing another ingrown toenail in the future. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Recovery time: Achilles tendon lengthening requires non-weightbearing for at least 4-6 weeks. During this time, your tendon is trying to heal/repair the gaps made d... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Normal: After that much trauma, it is going to take a while for your ankle to settle down. Ligaments heal by scarring, and it can take up to a year (sometime... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Careful: If you are out of shape and just getting into running, your heart and blood vessels are not accustomed to your sudden increase in activity. Start mor... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Abrasion or blister: It may just be a mild abrasion that is healing on the side of your toenail. Other possibilities: If you have had an ingrown toenail, sometimes the s... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Unfortunately: It is not possible to regrow a foot. There are amazing prosthetic devices available now, and these are most effective for patients that have lost the... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Hallux limitus: Could be hallux limitus which is slightly different then hallux rigidus. Functional hallux limitus means you can bend your toe fine when you're not b... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Ebay: Ha, can't believe I looked this up! You can find cast material (about 30-50 bucks) and crutches (about 20 bucks) on ebay--that would be a lot cheaper... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Cracked Heels: Cracked heels can be caused by fungus or an array of skin disorders, but it is usually caused by excessively dry skin. It is more common in the winte... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Strange: Yes, bunions can have a genetic component, especially juvenile bunions; however there are many outside factors that can cause bunions. Does your sist... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Proper Treatment: Casting a 5th metatarsal fracture is the best conservative treatment option. Another option would be a removable cam walker (boot), but it is not as ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
That's gonna hurt: A dislocated pinky toe would be accompanied by significant ligament damage. Ligaments take a long time to heal (4-8 weeks). If it's only been 48 hou... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Don't pick at it: Warm epsom salt soaks can help to soothe it (and may help bring some of the fluid out/to the surface). Topical antibiotic ointment could help if ther... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
After it heals: I am assuming you are either in a cast or a cam walker. Fractures take 6-8 weeks to heal, and i would not recommend putting any weight on it during t... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
See your physician: This could be due to high blood pressure, kidney disorders, heart problems, or poor valve function in your veins. I would recommend seeing your prima... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
See a podiatrist: Urea 40% cream or Ammonium Lactate Cream are both very good at softening painful corns and callouses. These can be found over the counter, although i... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Chronic ankle pain: Chronic pain following a bad ankle sprain can be caused by too much scar tissue, a ruptured ligament that did not heal correctly, or cartilage defects... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Definitely: Osteoporosis can definitely affect the outcome, especially if you are having any kind of osteotomy (cutting bone) and fixation (with a hardware). Scr... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Displaced: In a non displaced fracture, x rays show a line going through the bone, but the fracture is lined up--meaning the length and position of the entire bo... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Depends: On the severity of the deformity, as well as whether it is flexible or rigid. If it is a flexible deformity, a good pair of orthotics can help to mai... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
See your physician: This could be due to high blood pressure, kidney disorders, heart problems, or poor valve function in your veins. I would recommend seeing your prima... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Heavy metal: That's a lot of hardware for a foot, so it sounds like you either sustained a serious injury with multiple fractures, or you had major reconstruction.... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Depends: It all depends on the severity of the deformity, as well as whether it is flexible or rigid. If it is a flexible deformity, a good pair of orthotics ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Athlete's foot: This can be caused by a fungal infection, called tinea pedis (commonly known as athlete's foot). It can also be caused by excessive dryness. Sometim... Read More
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Dr VanYperen is very knowledgable,caring , and genuine. He is dedicated to what he does.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. VanYperen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. VanYperen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Waiting on precert from insurance company to rule out ligament tears.. he put me on 5 mg of vicodin every 4 hrs as needed for pain
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My wife and I saw Dr. Rick Clark recently and he recommended orthotics for both of us. They came in, and we picked them up last week. Thank you much!
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Thankyou..I just got out of the hospital (Winchester Medical Ctr) the doctor stated I fractured the foot in two places! You guys are great

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
Graduated 2009MD

Residency

University of Louisville Hospital/Jewish Hospital Louisville, KY
Completed 2012

Awards

Top Podiatrist, Second Place, Georgia - Winter
2013
Top Podiatrist, Third Place, Georgia - Summer
2013
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