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Dr. Janet Kail

Podiatry
Fairborn, OH
29 years experience female

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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

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Podiatry

Languages spoken

English

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136 Answers
21 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
After bone heals: Usually, once the bones are healed (or fused together) the pain should be subsiding. If this is not the case, then you need to let your surgeon evalu... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Podiatrist: Typically, podiatrists treat toe fungus. Dermatologists and sometimes pcp doctors also treat toe fungus.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Circulation: Usually cold feet is caused by 1) cold weather, 2) poor circulation, 3) neuropathy (which is nerve disease), or disorders that cause the blood vessels... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Maybe: The child needs to be evaluated by the pediatrician, podiatrist or orthopedist to see how badly the ankle is injured. Likely x-rays will need to be t... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Bloodwork from heel?: Are you speaking about bloodwork? If so, it should be same from heel as from other parts of body.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 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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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
None: If you have a foot ulcer, do not put anything on it until you have checked with your podiatrist or a wound care specialist. It is not always best to ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Ligament/tendon: You may have plantar fasciitis which is inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament which is a broad ligament in the arch. You also might have poster... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Need more info: Bumps on big toe could be anything from an insect bite to a fatty tumor. If your are concerned, see a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Not necessarily: The most important thing in any shoe is support for the arch. If the arch is too low it may not give enough support. If it is too high it will be un... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Not enough info: It depends on what is causing the dark spot. Is it dirt, ink, a mole, a bruise? You need to let a podiatrist or dermatologist see it to diagnose and... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Thumb Foreign Body: Not enough information. If it is in the thumb deep, then you will need to see your primary care doctor for advice. I am not sure how you went about ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
You need foot exam: Any area of skin that is hard and appears quickly needs to be evaluated. It could be anything from a callus, wart, foreign body reaction or some type... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Not sure: I found one article that said a long time and i found another article that said not long. If someone in your household has plantar warts, i would rec... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 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 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Always check w doc: No one can answer that question except your surgeon. Always check with your doctor before trying anything new that might re-injur area where surgery ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Possibly: It is possible that ankle pain could be caused from long term use of Accutane as this drug can cause some bone issues. However, that being said, ther... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Could be fungus: It could be a fungal infection in the toenails. However, without seeing the toenails it is difficult to diagnose. I recommend you ask a podiatrist o... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Depends on cause: If you are speaking of magic marker or ink marks, you might try acetone or nail polish remover on a cotton ball and rub skin gently to see if this re... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Need more info: In order to answer this question more information is needed. Some bone spurs are dealt with conservatively and some are surgical issues. I would rec... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Possibly: It is possible if you are extremely allergic to ketoconazole, however, it is not likely to cause severe edema.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 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 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Tomatoes and gout: Gout can be caused by eating a diet high in the purines. This would include organ meats, beef, lamb, alcohol, seafoods, legumes to name a few. Foods... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Gout: Gout is caused by either the body producing too much uric acid or the body's inability to eliminate enough excessive uric acid via the kidneys.. Cert... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Toenail trauma: It sound like you may have had some kind of trauma to that toenail. There is major trauma such as kicking a piece of furniture and tearing the nail a... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
See doctor first: I would not advise doing any stretches on your baby's feet or ankles without first checking with the pediatrician, preferably a pediatric orthopedist ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
High heels & bunions: I would recommend you not wear heels over 2 inches and even then, depending on how rounded or pointed the toes are, shoes can aggravate and make worse... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Foot edema : Edema in foot and ankle following hip surgery can be normal and it can be abnormal. Lengh of time since surgery needs to be taken into account. How ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Get x-ray: It is difficult to say without examining you. If bump is painful you should definitely see your doctor....This could be your family doctor, an orthop... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Gel heel liner: There are so many shapes and sizes of feet that shoe manufacturers cannot possibly make shoes for every need. What i would recommend you do is find a... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Not ok: If area is still tender, you should continue to rest ankle. If you have not yet seen either a podiatrist, orthopedist or sports medicine specialist a... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Emergency room: You can go to the emergency room if you suspect an infection. Also, depending on which doctor is not in. If it is your primary care doctor, find out... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Anti-itch med: If the blisters itch you can use an over the counter cortisone cream or Diphenhydramine on them per directions on tube. If they look slightly red and... Read More
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Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Pain with walking: Pain in ball of foot can range from capsulitis, stress fracture, neuroma and a whole host of other issues. Pain on side of foot falls into the same c... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Eczema vs. Psoriasis: Raised defined circular red bumps on skin could be a form of psoriasis or a type of eczema. You need to see a dermatologist or podistrist for evaluat... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Yes, get 2nd opinion: You should definitely seek a second opinion from an internist or endocrinologist. Perhaps you need more extensive testing for thyroid disease. It i... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Wicking socks: If you have chronic problems with damp feet from wearing boots all day long, i would recommend that you purchase some of the new moisturing wicking so... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Wearing high heels: If wearing shoes, especially womens dress heels barefooted, you can create a lot of friction from motion of feet in shoes. If you wear hosiery it wil... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Athlete's foot: Usually, cracked skin under toes is a sign of a fungal infection, also known as athlete's foot. Often times this is seen with feet that are too warm... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Probably: There likely are pro athletes with flat feet but I have not treated any in my office. Having flat feet does not mean you cannot be a good athlete.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
DIfficult to say: You would need a full ankle exam by a qualified physician to make an educated diagnosis about ankle pain following a workout. See either a podiatrist... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Maybe: Some physicians say yes, keep immobilized at all times and others say its okay to remove boot at night. It usually depends on the severity of the inj... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Pod or Derm: I would recommend you either see a dermatologist or a podiatrist. You could also see your pcp.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Yes, maybe: There are several things that can cause swelling on top of foot and stress fracture is one. If you suspect this, see your podiatrist or orthopedist. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Pressure: You might try putting a little pressure over the area, but do not wrap something tight around the foot to stop bleeding as it might cut off circulatio... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
They don't: Bones on top of foot do not hurt for no reason. There has to be a reason. There could be the beginning of a stress fracture. It could be from tendo... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Ankle fracture: If you have a broken talus, that is part of the ankle joint. Any broken bone needs time to mend with no stress on it. That is why a fracture is gene... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
Many insect bites: Many different species of insects can cause you to swell from a bite or sting. Also, every single human responds differently to bites. Spiders and f... 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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