Doctor Q&A for Dr. Jeffery VanYperen

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Pain: An ankle broken in 3 places is a very painful injury (i'm sure i don't have to tell you that). If it just happened, pain meds will probably only take... 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 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Bunion Surgery: Usually a day surgery (meaning you go home the same day), takes about 1-2 hours depending on the surgeon and choice of procedure. Usually involves ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Fungal infection: It could be a fungal infection, and it could also have a secondary bacterial infection if the whole toe is swollen and red. I would have it checked o... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Other symptoms: Some patients refer to a "catch" in the ankle, like it feels like it needs to pop. If it locks up every now and then and then suddenly feels better, ... 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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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Not with 100% surety: It might be fair to assume it is turf toe if the mechanism of injury fits. Turf toe is the result of hyperextension of the big toe--like if you fall ... 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 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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