Dr. Robert Duggan

Podiatry
Oviedo, FL
39 years experience

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I have been team Podiatrist for several College, Professional and Olympic level teams. Also,as an Athletic trainer and exercise physiologist, I bring a unique perspective to athletic injury treatment and rehabilitation.

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Podiatry

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Bow legs: At 32 the answer is likely yes. There are some conditions that can be present at birth and some that are aquired and progress. An orthopaedic exam wil... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Tired: Well recovery depends on the amount of conditioning and stress to the body. So, the short answer would be to hydrate well eat and get som sleep. Those... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Nail: What do you do? You can return when it is healed enough to do your job without making the wound worse. Every day should get better. Ask your doc.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
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What age is your son: There can be many things that present as swelling in the feet. If your son is a infant or child start now with his doctor and ask to be seen today if ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
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Yes: Any trauma should concern you. The fact that you had 3 injury events should raise your concern. I would see your doctor as soon as you can. In the mea... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
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Soft corn: These problems often times are a response of the skin getting in between the bones of the toes and the friction injures the skin. See a podiatrist to ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
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Heels: The smart answer is don't use heels. There are some patients who have a foot type that will not tolerate heels. They put the foot in a position that g... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
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Next step: Re exam and re x-ray. Stay off of it till seen.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
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Nails: Next step is to eval the nail. A segment is sent to the lab looking for fungus. The general health of the toe is evaluated as well.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
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Ankle: You could have all those symptoms with many conditions including a fracture. See your doctor and get an exam and x-rays.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
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Get Details: The lisfranc joint often requires fusion using screws when the joint has been dislocated or is unstable. Get the details from your surgeon so you can... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Pain: Pain can last for a while. I would re check with your surgeon and in the mean time keep a pain log ..When and where it hurts with a scale 1-10, bring ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Likely: Falls off platform shoes can result in injuries to several structures in the foot and ankles. Change shoes and see your doctor.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Many reasons: There are many reasons skin pigment can change. Trauma, chemical exposure, medical conditions, diet, and more. See your doctor to help identify the ca... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Nail: Don't dismiss this. Nail changes as you describe are often from shoe pressure and it is often from shoes with low toe box. The nails can have skin les... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
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Wart?: The correct diagnosis is the key. Warts are caused by one of many viruses that attack the skin. Often seen in areas of skin damage. Younger pts or tho... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
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39 years experience
Your friend: My concern is that you know some abnormal labs, but no treatment noted. Your friend needs to see her physician as soon as possible.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
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Calcifications: Bone is living tissue and responds to stress esp. At the areas where tendon attaches to bone. Over time the bone reacts to the pull of the tendon and ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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The simple answer: The areas between the plates allow for growth and become more solid as the child reaches adult age.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Level of fitness: Great question you should clear activity with you doc, then gradual increase in exercise intensity can be done by increase time or speed (running, cy... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Monitor the Ankle: Bones with edema can take a long time to heal. Follow the pain and swelling and if it does not get better have your doctor re check.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
10 year old: Start off with a physician exam. Many 10 year olds will have heel pain as you describe. Look for inflamation of the growth plate of the heel as a poss... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Possible answer: The heels can place the big toe in a position to compress the nerve to the big toe. If that is the case stop the use of the shoe and let the area rest... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
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Up to you: Often the level of difficulty is related to the amount of work and not the brain power needed to do it. Work hard, ask questions, if you enjoy the to... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
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Comfort, Stability: Great question ...Often pt will wear flip flops or other shoes that fit with end of day swelling. You want to get a shoe that protects and stabilizes ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Which doctor: Any of the doctors you listed can give you a good answer. Podiatrists see foot complaints all day long and i would suggest that they will give the mos... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
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Sprained ankle: Short answer...If it is a sprain...Won't happen. Get a good diagnosis and start a rehab program with pt or certified athletic trainers...That the qui... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Broken ankle: Yes you could have a fracture in your ankle and still walk on it. If there is continued pain and swelling, see your doctor.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
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Some research: Well the research is slim but it is believed that nettle is a leaf plant that has properties to decrease inflammation and possibily decrease uric acid... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Achilles : You want to have the tendon examined for rupture. There are three comon areas the tendon can tear and the most commom site is about 5 cm up from the h... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Location?: That depends on where they are. The callous layer of skin responds to pressure, friction, and heat and produces the corn/callous. Removing the source ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
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Hamstring: I am treats the injury.Your dad is a great guy, but he is not correct about the hamstring injury. The severity of the injury can range from mild to se... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Headaches: Find out why you get the headaches...You sinus history is a good place to start...Get back with your ent...Also you need to get a physical from primar... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Depends: There are several factors that influence the time an ankle sprain takes to heal. Amount of ligament damage, your treatment for it, general health, and... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Gout: Start with a look at your diet. Foods high in purines...Red meat, alcohol, sweets....The list goes on. Then check hydration drink water and consider a... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Itch: If your condition has failed over the counter medications, you need to see your doctor. A podiatrist referral might be the best way to go.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Orthoyics: If the orthotics were not made from a scan or mold of your foot it is unlikely they will work at this point. Have a podiatrist see your feet. They can... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Pain: Any number of reasons can give pain in feet at night. Diabetics reguardless of control can get neuropathy...Changes to the nerve function of the legs ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Fracture: Fractures have a hard time healing for several reasons. Movement or weight bearing is the most common. Your general health and bone health is very imp... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
New Pain: Pain is the body telling you something is wrong. Often times lower leg pain in new runners is from a training error(ex. Too much too soon, hills, etc.... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Sports Docs: Some physical therapists have a doctorate in physical therapy but are not physicians. Sports medicine physicians have added training or interest in sp... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Fusion: Start with a picture of the ankle. The subtalar joint is the one below the ankle. Often pts lose some motion of the ankle as well. Re check with your ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Clonus: This can be normal, but the clonus test is done as only part of a full neurologic exam in a child. Your childs doctor will be the one to evaluate and ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Ankle: That is an injury that need an exam. Dont wait. The sooner you get a diagnosis the sooner you will be playing again.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Pain: This could be several things. You need to see a podiatrist to find the cause.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Several: Pain in that area can be many things..Sesamoiditis, joint capsule pain, tendonitis, etc. The key is to identify the apex of the problem...A podiatrist... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Sprain: I assume you were seen by a doctor. If not get an exam of your ankle. You can have a range of damage to your ankle and it may need to be braced and re... Read More
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Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Sports Medicine: Try to schedule your first sports medicine course after you have biology. You will enjoy the course more if you have some background in anatomy and ph... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Pain: I would contact your surgeon asap.The doctor will want to know any interval changes that are happening. Call and ask to be seen as soon as possible an... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
39 years experience
Several Causes: That area can have several problems and can happen togather. Achilles tendon injury, bursitsi, and even bone injury are on the list. Sounds like you n... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Duggan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Duggan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I am an surgical tech and stand all day and at night my feet hurt any I can not keep my legs still what do think the reason for this
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Im not doing any PT so any tips are just really really appreciated, thank you SO much! Work comp injuries like to cut corners I fear!
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Thanks for your quick reply! He is 2 months we r at the dr now,his leg swole up yesterday :( he isn't gaining weight either

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Top Podiatrist, First Place, Orlando, FL - Winter
2013
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