Dr. Janet Kail

Podiatry
Fairborn, OH
30 years experience female

About

Bio

Residency: The Ohio State University Hospital East (Formerly Park Medical Center) Podiatric Surgical Residency Graduate: Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, DPM (Formerly Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine) Undergraduate: Indiana Univerity, Bloomington, IN B.A. Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottsville, VA, Pre-Med High School: Madison Consolidated High School, Madison, Indiana Originally from Indiana Practice in Fairborn, Ohio General Practice of Podiatry Interest: Art, Photography, Writing, Music, Woodworking

Specialties
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Podiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

136 Answers
21 Agrees
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Depends: X-rays alone cannot always diagnose a problem. I would not jump into any surgery unless the surgeon has a good sense of the pathology or problem. An... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
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Pseudogout and Gout: Haemochromatosis is linked to pseudogout. People who have haemochromatosis have excessive stores of iron which can lead to calcium pyrophosphate crys... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Not normal: Extra fluid in any part of the body signals something is wrong. Could be systemic disease (arthritis, kidney, heart, circulation) or could be from in... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Medication: No matter where gout occurs you usually need medication and likely a change of diet. Gout is caused by either too much uric acid in the body or inabi... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Would need testing: Numbness can be an early sign of diabetes, however, there are many other reasons why a big toe is numb. There could be a pinched nerve higher up on l... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Tendinitis: What you are describing sounds like a soft tissue inflammation. This could be a tendinitis of the peroneal tendons if on outside or lateral side of... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Yes: Swelling is one of the listed side effects. You should discuss this with the physician who prescribed the medication. If it is a large problem the d... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Maybe: Lyme disease does cause joint pain, so it is possible. However, there are many other reasons why the ankle joint hurts. You need to see a podiatris... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
See new doctor(s): It definitely sounds like something is wrong. Type of doctor you saw could make difference. Try to get referral(s) to orthopedist, podiatrist, physic... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Probably not: Bruises beneath the toenail are usually caused by something forcefully dropped onto or pressing the toenail. If the nail becomes chronically bruised ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Pain, swelling: If you tore a big toe tendon you would likely have pain and swelling and possible redness. Also, you could not move the toe very well, depending on h... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Overuse injury: It may be that you are not in shape for standing long hours. You may not have proper shock absorption in your shoes. You could have any overuse inju... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
May be callus: It is difficult to say without examining the toes. It could be that you are developing callus tissue due to shoe pressure. See a podiatrist for eval... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Adjust thyroid med: After thyroidectomy it may take awhile for your doctor(s) to get the dosing of thyroid replacement medication adjusted. It sounds like you may be low... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Large adhesive: If skin is healthy, you can just use a large bandaid and instead of wrapping it around the toe, place it lengthwise with gauze part over the cut. Als... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Not necessarily: There are many bumps that people develop on their feet. Many of these are from wear and tear arthritis. Sometimes bumps and other deformities are fr... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Need exam: It is very difficult to say without seeing and examining the foot. The hard lump may be a prominent bone such as the head of a metatarsal, it could b... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
No accurate predict.: If a child suddenly has a change in shoe size, this can predict a possible growth spurt happening, but there is no accuracy in using shoe size as a pr... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Need an exam: You need to be seen by your pcp and then possibly referred to another specialist. The numbness could be a sign of diabetes or it could be a sign of ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Injury vs arthritis: It sounds like you may have an overuse injury. This could be anything from tendinitis to a torn ligament to a stress fracture. Or, you may be develo... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Depends on size: Depending on size of vessel and where located. If small and superficial, do nothing unless you want cosmetic surgery. If a large vessel you need to ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Could be callus: It is possible it could be a callus or it is possible that you have some type of growth or soft tissue tumor that needs to be biopsied to make certain... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Anti-inflammatories: You can try different anti-inflammatories, may need prescription strength. Ice therapy if swollen. All orthotics are not the same, you need a very f... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Swelling-damage: Usually swelling means some type of damage, either injury or systemic issue. Since you state you hurt foot, i would recommend trying rest with elevat... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Usually not: If blister has its roof then i would leave it alone for several days until it dries up. Usually blood blisters will resolve on their own unless extre... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Ankle Foot Orthosis: As far as i know there are no specific shoes to help someone with foot drop. What most patients need when they have this issue is an ankle-foot ortho... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Do new C&S: When patients do not respond to antibiotics, it is time to do a culture and sensitivity....Even if one was done prior to taking the antibiotics. If p... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Ask your doctor: One cannot give generic advice regarding a medication that is possibly causing side effects. You need to seek the advice of the prescribing doctor.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Callus care: I am not sure, but it sounds like you may be talking about a callus that has formed on the outside of the pinky toe. This is a problem that many have... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Carpal/Tarsal Tunnel: If you are having tingling and pain in both wrists and ankles at same time, i would lean toward a nerve or arthritis disease. It could also be a vita... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
May not be vein: It may not be a vein issue, but more like a tendon/muscle issue. You also may just be dehydrated or low on potassium. Try increasing potassium foods... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Bruising or disease: Dark areas below the toenail can be a sign of bruising type damage to the nailbed. It could also be something as serious as a cancer. Get it checked... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Insect bite: In my office lately I have seen blisters with central white dots and they are from insect bites. Also, a red blister with a white dot could be a sign... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Go to ER: Sounds like a serious problem that may be related to circulation or infection. You need immediate evaluation and treatment. I recommend you go to th... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Diet for Gout: Yes, people who suffer from gout are encouraged to eat whole grains and complex carbohydrates. You want to avoid sweet breads, foods high in purines ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
See a specialist: I am not sure from your description if these two issues are occurring at same time. I would highly recommend you see your primary care doctor, a podi... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Depends on cause: Neuropathy has many causes. It can be from injury or disease or it could be from a vitamin deficiency. Injury could be to the spine or it could be ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Overuse injury: It sounds like an overuse injury. It could be that the crutches aren't adjusted to proper height, including the handpiece. It could be that you just... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Biting toenails: It is not a healthy idea to bite your toenails because of all the fungus and bacteria associated with nails. You might try putting capsaicin cream on... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Absolutely: The plantar fascia ligament plays an important part of the foot arch structure as do the bones. If you fracture a bone considered part of the arch th... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Ask doctor: If you have a bone contusion I am assuming a physician has given you this diagnosis. It is best to check with the doctor treating you as it is diffic... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Yes, usually: If the blood supply is good to the area and if pressure is taken off the achilles tendon, it will usually heal. However, it takes a long time for ten... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Gentle motion: The stiffness can last up to a year in some cases. I know, because i, too, had bunion surgery. If you do gentle range of motion and muscle strengthe... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
In what context: Definitely need more information. Are you speaking about a joint that is not working properly?
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Try compression: You might try compression and elevation and staying off the ankle for awhile. This may help. You may find a podiatrist or orthopedist working at a f... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Re-injury: Yes, a swollen ankle could be from an old injury. You may have developed arthritis in the ankle or you may have re-stress fractured it. You should ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Podiatrist: Typically, podiatrists treat toe fungus. Dermatologists and sometimes pcp doctors also treat toe fungus.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Yes, if acute injury: If the nail has just been injured then yes, go to er or call podiatrist and see if you can be seen as an emergency. If nail is just loose then keep a... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
Antifungal: I believe you are referring to the little splits people get underneath the toes and sometimes inbetween the toes. These are usually caused by a fungu... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
30 years experience
See podiatrist: It sounds like there may be a problem, but difficult to tell without examining the baby. I would recommend you see either a podiatrist who has lots o... Read More
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Aug 22, 2013
Great responses. Highly recommend.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kail is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kail is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I think u might be right.. I drink way too much coffee and not enowate
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you for yr quick answer and i am going to do what you said
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! It's from a B12 deficiency. Thanks -- am starting PT next week.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 1993MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Dayton Region, OH - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Dayton Region, OH - Summer
2013
Top Podiatrist, Second Place, Ohio - Summer
2013
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