Doctor Q&A for Dr. Jeffery VanYperen

A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 years experience
Pops: Could be a lot of things, including dislocation of a joint, tendon, or ligament. Also could be a tear of a tendon or ligament. Lastly, it could be a... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 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
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 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
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 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
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