Doctor Q&A for Dr. Jeffery VanYperen

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 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.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 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
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
Podiatry 14 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
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