Doctor Q&A for Dr. Michael Rivera

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rivera
28 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Swelling is normal.: Spontaneous swelling is normal if applying more weight on the opposite limb when crutch walking.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rivera
28 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
No, not genetic!: Predislocation syndrome is not genetic but an acute or chronic condition that occurs predominately in the 2nd metatarsal phalangeal joint. The joint h ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rivera
28 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Podiatrist: Most common itchy rash is tinea pedis or ( athletes foot). Should be evaluated by a podiatrist to determine and exclude atopic or contact dermatitis ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rivera
28 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Onychocryptosis: A chronic or acute deep seated nail plate that's had inflamed either a nail fold or border. It may affected both sides of the nail. Pain swelling of t ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rivera
28 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Psoriasis: I punch biopsy to the outer margins and center should be performed. A additional skin scrapings; pas stain KOH prep and tzank smear should be perform ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rivera
28 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Stress Fracture: If pain, and limited mobility continues consider second opinion MRI to confirm tear of medial or lateral collateral ligaments. 10-15% of the ankle inj ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rivera
28 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Sciatica: Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve — which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and dow ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rivera
28 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Keep warm! Warm soak: Chilblains are small, itchy, painful lumps that develop on the skin. They develop as an abnormal response to cold. They usually go away over 7-14 days ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rivera
28 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Lumbar radiculopathy: Radiating pain along to lower lumbar disk, radiating pain through distal sciatic nerve.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rivera
28 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Ankle tenosynovitis : Medial collateral ankle sprain.
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