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Dr. Robert Duggan

Podiatry
Oviedo, FL
38 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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English

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61 Answers
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 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
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
Pain: Need more info....When, red? Swelling? Injury? What is your health ststus? Do you do any thing to help it ?
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
Athlete's Foot: Make sure it is athletes foot fist. Most cases will resolve with over the counter meds. If the area does not improve or gets worse see your doc. The a... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
New Look: Looks like it is time for a new evaluation of your condition. The force needed to fracture both heel bones is significant and is seen in falls of thin... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
Calf: You may have injured a nerve at the same time and it is getting worse. Get a re check from your doctor.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
No: There is a difference between tired and hurt. Pain that does not go away with rest or returns needs to be seen by your doc.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
Pain: Pain is a complaint of many problems in the leg. You would need to give us more history and information.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
Heels: Find out why they hurt. There are many reasons they could hurt. Get an exam from a podiatrist.
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
Exercise: Get cleared by your dooctor first. You can start with a aquajogger in the pool(no weight ) progress to stationary bike and then to an arc type traine... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
Lumps: Depends on where they are ...Some are swelling others can be bone or scar tissue. Painful or unstable ankles should be seen by your doctor to make sur... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
Blister: I would have that seen by your doctor ...Blisters can be a very good spot for bacteria to grow giving you a higher than average chance for infection..... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
Important: If the pain and swelling is sudden this needs to be evaluated by a doctor quickly. Vein injury and calf/leg pain can be a medical emergency if a clot ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
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
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 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.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
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.
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
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
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
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.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
Next step: Re exam and re x-ray. Stay off of it till seen.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 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.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
Ankle: You could have all those symptoms with many conditions including a fracture. See your doctor and get an exam and x-rays.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
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
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 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
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 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
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 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
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 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
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
Pain: This could be several things. You need to see a podiatrist to find the cause.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 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
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 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.
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Duggan
38 years experience
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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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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