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Dr. Jeffery VanYperen

Podiatry
Amory, MS
13 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

Wednesday: 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

Doctor Q&A

118 Answers
27 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
See a podiatrist: A podiatrist or foot and ankle specialist will examine the foot, take x rays if necessary, and treat your foot pain.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Don't be afraid: 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Reaction: This could be an allergic reaction to the antibiotic you are taking. It seems like it could be mild if it is just a small rash. Take some bendadryl ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Heel pain: Heel pain can be a stress fracture of the calcaneus, nerve entrapment, bursitis, enthesopathy, or fat pad atrophy. The most common cause, however, is... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
More specific: If it is on the outside of your foot (the side of the pinky toe), it could be a stress fracture of the 5th metatarsal (common for people with high arc... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Side of foot pain: If it is on the outside of your foot (the side of the pinky toe), it could by hypertrophy (enlarged) of the 5th metatarsal base. It could also be a ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
RICE: Rest, ice, compression, and elevation are the first line treatments for an ankle injury or pain. I'd recommend icing for 20 minutes at a time. Take ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Impingement: If your feet are very flat, you may have some impingement on the soft tissues on the outside/top of your foot (called the sinus tarsi). The high heel... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 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
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Stasis Dermatitis: She could have stasis dermatitis as a result of fluid overload. This can happen if the valves of the veins do a poor job of sending the blood up the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Recurrence?: Pvns can cause serious damage to the cartilage of joints, and can have a high rate of recurrence even with surgical excision (removal) of the lesions.... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Depends: Many podiatrists do ankle arthroscopy. Either they were trained in their surgical residency, or they can take a course and become certified. It also... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Fungus or trauma: Thickening of the nails is either from a fungus, repetitive trauma to the nail, or both (i.e. Repetitive trauma creates opportunity for fungus to get ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Careful: Really bad sprains almost always need some type of physical therapy in order to get back to 100%. Otherwise, chronic pain ensues. It is not just abo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Cost of orthotics: Custom orthotics are generally more expensive. They tend to cost between $300-$400. The benefit is they last longer than over the counter orthotics,... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Callus treatment: Urea 40% cream or Ammonium Lactate Cream are both very good at softening painful corns and calluses. These can be found over the counter, although it... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Very small chance: The talus has a very delicate blood supply. About the only conservative treatment would be a bone stimulator, which could promote bone healing and ac... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Better communication: Tell your podiatrist your concerns. It sounds like they either did not explain the procedure (or the reason) very thoroughly, or all your questions w... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Bunion pain: Bunions can suddenly start hurting for many reasons. Sometimes the nerves that run along that area to supply the toe are bruised, irritated, or other... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Fluid: She could have venous stasis. This can happen if the valves of the veins do a poor job of sending the blood up the leg and back to the heart. Usuall... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
RICE: Rest, ice, compression, and elevation are the first line treatments for an ligament injury. I'd recommend icing for 20 minutes at a time, at least tw... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Few possibilities: Are you still taking pain medication because of the ankle trauma? Narcotic pain medication can cause respiratory problems (known as respiratory depre... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Tendinitis: It is true that Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levofloxacin can cause tendinitis, especially in the Achilles tendon. They also put your tendons at risk of... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Tips for scars: If out in the sun, be sure to apply sunscreen to the scar--direct sunlight can make scars very unsightly. Vitamin E oil is great for scars--gently ma... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Neuropathy: Idiopathic neuropathy (meaning cause is unknown) can be treated the same way as diabetic neuropathy in some cases. In other cases, it is because of a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Ankle surgery: There are many reasons for pain and swelling 4 months after an ankle sprain, including damage to the ligament (most commonly the atfl), damage to the ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
See a podiatrist: A podiatrist will examine your foot, take some x rays and begin treatment. If it is a fracture with little or no displacement (still lined up), you m... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Treating bunions: There is no conservative treatment that will correct a bunion--so called bunion correction splints may ease some symptoms but will not "train" the to... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
3 steps: 1. Increase mobility of the plantar fascia--Stretch your foot and ankle daily, morning and night. Wear a night splint at night, which can be prescrib... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Correct: Wearing a high heel forces the toes deeper into the toe box, and most of these shoes have narrow toe boxes. This will cause a bunion and hammertoes o... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
If dried: If the blood has dried, and it is not taking up over 50% of the nail, i would just leave it alone. Eventually it will grow out and you can trim it as... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Cracked skin: Could be a fungus, too much moisture, or both. If he sweats excessively, foot powder could be used. I would also recommend starting antifungal cream... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
See picture: If your toes look anything like the picture here--then yes, you do have webbed toes.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Stiffness : The big toe will not bend upwards enough. This is a very important motion in normal walking, as it allows for smoother push off during propulsion. I... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Aetrex shoes: Aetrex makes running shoes with a slit in the back for the achilles tendon (has a strap to lock it down which you can adjust). This prevents any rubb... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Movement: Fractures can move/shift in a cast for many reasons, but the most common reason is that the swelling has gone down. This causes the limb to be "small... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Could be a cyst: A bump on a toe could be a ganglion or inclusion cyst. It could also be a bone spur (arthritis). Lastly, it could be a callus or a wart. See a podi... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Seek treatment: Medication for psoriasis can weaken your immune system, leaving you open to infections that otherwise would be easy to fight. If you have a wound or ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Many causes: It could be a stress fracture of the tibia, shin splints, or inflammation of the muscles (myositis). Rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medication may ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Leg pain: Exercise induced compartment syndrome usually only presents after very vigorous activity--like walking long distances or running over a mile. The tes... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Swelling: Just elevate as much as possible--a hard cast does not allow for much swelling, so you have to keep it the swelling down as much as possible. You can... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 years experience
Virus: The common cold is a virus, and it cannot be treated with antibiotics. Those are only good for bacteria. You can only treat the symptoms of a cold, ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 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
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 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
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 13 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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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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Affiliations

APMA
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