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Dr. Jeffrey Ross

Podiatry
Houston, TX
43 years experience male

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Foreffot pain: The pain you are describing can also be located between the 3rd and 4th metatarsals, refrred to as a morton's neiuroma. Particular painful when you're... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Nerve pain: First check to see if you are diabetic and if you have a condition referred to as diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This may be the underlying cause. Ot... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Redness of the legs: Usually the area where the redness is located will be warm to the touch. This is due to inflamation. Either due to venous insufficiency, lymph edema, ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Drop foot: The swimming you refer to can indeed help a drop foot condition as long as the peroneal nerve or nerve involved is not permanently damaged. A good neu... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
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Neuroma: If you are experiencing numbness between the second and third toes, this could be a result of a neuroma. Typically a morton's neuroma occurs between t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Bruising foot: It is not unusual after foot surgery to see color changes after one or two weeks. Often the toes with turn color, or a balck and blue appearance to th... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
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Hallux Limitus: If it's the big to joint that hurst this could be an early degernerative process referred to as hallux limitus. Limitation of motion, narrowing of the... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Ankle swelling: This could be from a previous injury or arthritic change in the ankle joint. You could also have a biomechanical imbalance that causes you to ambulate... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Tendidnits: Pain on the outside of the foot or ankle after swimming or running may be indicative of peroneal tendinitis, or anterior talo fibular ligament strain ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
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Conservative care: If you suffered a grade 1 ankle sprain, and you iced it, rested from active activity, and wore supportive shoes, and possibly an ankle brace, the spra... Read More
A female asked:
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EntePr an answer sum: If you have continued to have chronic heel pain due to plantar fasciitis, the criket play may continue to strain the plantar fascia. I advise runners ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
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Hyperuricemia-gout: Gout typically effects the big toe joint (mpj) due to sodium urate crystal deposits and due to gravity of the joint. It will present as a red hot swol... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Plantar Fasciitis: This typically sounds like plantar fasciitis, and inflamtion of the connective tissue from your heel to the arch and metatarsals. Additional you must ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Excessive Pronation: If the child's feel roll inwards (pronation), and due to the hypermobility, if the foot does not appear stable, this could be the cause of the foot/a... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Improve circulation: Take a break, get out of the car and walk around or massage the legs and feet. That will help stimulate blood flow. Move the legs and feet, and stretc... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Not ready for prime : The growth plate injury takes some time to heal and resolve, even with the follow-up brace. It may take a little longer for this injury to resolve. Re... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Torn Meniscus-Inflam: If the torn meniscus is causing irritation and inflamation, the knee may become swollen depending on your physical weight bearing activities. A week o... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Overuse Stress: Your pain appears to be related to overuse, or possibly a biomechanical issue. If you are an excessive pronator or supinator, you could be creating ad... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Aerobic activity: It is recommended that we engage in at lest 30 minutes of aerobic exercise 4 days a week. Any time you can fit in exercise even though it is not cons... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Limited motion: If you have pain upon dorsiflexion of the foot, ether are a numbers of possible reasons. Limited ankle joint range of motion is the first reason. Tigh... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
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Swollen feet: As a diabetic there is a high risk for vascular conditions to develop such as poor aterial blood supply and poor venous return blood supply (venous in... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
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43 years experience
Nail fungus: The problem with topical antifungals is that the penetration is not very good. You have to get the emdication to the nail plate as well as the nail ma... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
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Fravtured Cuboid: Yes, this could cause your calf to hurst since the peroneal longus tendon travels beneath a notch in the cuboid. The fracture or inflamation surroundi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Possible neuroma: A neuroma or interdigital nerve entrapment or tumor could be the underlying cause. Irritation of the nerve between the 2nd and 3rd toes can result in ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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43 years experience
Hematoma: After an injury where a hematoma develops, the initial course if ice and compression to prevent further bleeding. After the hematoma organizes, warm m... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
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Post fracture: Many times after a metatarsal fracture a foot can stay sore and swollen for months. A more recent foot x-ray can determine if the fractures healing pr... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Blood blister: The blood blister can be from irritation or blister formation. A tight show, rubbing during physical activity can result in a blood blister. Check you... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Underlapping 5th toe: Unfortunatelky this is not normal, although many perople inherit this condition from parents/grandparents. It is called an underlapping 5th toe. It oc... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
EnteCr an answer sum: You're describing the medial calf or the gastrocnemius muscle. Typically in a runner, walker who is a pronator, the gastroc will tighten, and can caus... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
You may want to get an X-ray to determine if you may have fractured the toes. I recommend lamb's wool or soft cotton and buddy tape with Cobane.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Ankle sprain swellin: After an ankle sprain the ligaments and muscles can be injured. If the sprain is treated initially with rest, ice, compression, and elevation, then yo... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Broken foot: Depending on which bone(s) you fractured, the treatment usually involves immobilzation (cast) or a cast boot. If it is just a stress fracture of the m... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Swelling and burning: Swelling and burning of the ankle could be due to an internal injury. After a sprain or twist the ankle could have an efficion, and the burning could ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Cystic bone lesion: A bone lesion in the ankle after surgical excision can take a whiel to 'fill in' and heal. If the leasion was within the ankle mortise and involved th... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Stress and tendiniti: Your gait may be the culprit is this scenario. If you are striking on the outside of your foot (supinator) you could be stressing the lateral metatars... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Foot and ankle injur: Remember the saying price protection, rest, ice, compression. Get ioff the foot. Icing 20 minutes on 40 minutes off. An ankle brace or ace wrap. Crutc... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Circulation issues: Yes, circulation can impair blood flow to the hands and feet, and cause cold hands and feet, and in some cases even numbness. Another condition referr... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
P.R.I.C.E.: Protect, rest, ice, compression, elevation. If you follow this guideline that should be very beneficial. Physical therapy and strengthening of the a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Ankle Pain: In cold weather many joints are sore or painful. If you have had a previous fracture or ankle injury, cold can bring on pain to the joint.Possibility ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Back or Vascular: If after exercise you begin to experience cramps in your calves and numbness in your toes, there are two areas that need further investigation. 1. Vac... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Anti-inflammatory : Usually after an ankle sprain, the best and most conservative modality to use is ice. It reduces swelling, and prevents stiffness. If swelling continu... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Still red: After a fracture or injury, the circulation to the foot or injured area can be compromised, usually with venous return. This can create color changes.... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Ankle swelling: In the later trimester of pregnancy, additional weight and edema to the ower extremities can caue swelling of the ankles and feet. If you have bad vei... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Back to work: Usually after removing a toenail it is advised that the patient stay off the foot, and elevate it, to prvent bleeding and throbbing. If you can eleva... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Forefoot bruise: Initially icing and compression will help to reduce the swelling and bleeding from the injury. Warm moist heat after 48 hours will help to disperse th... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Knee pain: First i would have the knee evaluated for a possible meniscus i njury, or a medial collateral ligament strain. The other possibility is compensation w... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Heel fungus: If the heel shows peeling, flaking, and is itchy, it could be an athlete's foot condition also called tinea pedis. A culture would be helpful. Topical... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Foot Drop Recovery: The first questionto ask is, why did the foot drop occur initially? Was it trauma, a nerve injury, chemical induced, metabolic? Foot drop can resolve ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Instep pain: Check the shoes and make sure that the lacing system is not too tight. When you are on the treadmill, your dorsiflexors are firing, possibly causing a... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Nail condition: If the white spot is on the nail, it is referred to as superficial white onychomycosis, or the beginning of a nail fungus. Cleaning the nail, grinding... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ross is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ross is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Will try some stretching. I did a ton of walking yesterday. Thank you!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm convinced it was due to a B12 deficiency.
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Thanks for your quick reply! That is exactly what is going on thank you do very much

Education & Training

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New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 1979MD

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Awards

Top Podiatrist, Third Place, Texas - Summer
2013
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