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Dr. Matthew Wilkin

Podiatry
Maumee, OH, Mexico
25 years experience male

Locations

Podiatric Associates of Northwest Ohio

Toledo, OH

Address

3905 W. Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, OH, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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Podiatric Associates of Northwest Ohio

Wauseon, OH

Podiatric Associates of Northwest Ohio

Maumee, OH

About

Bio

Dr. Wilkin has been practicing with Podiatric Associates since 1999.  He spent most of his youth in the Atlanta Georgia area, where most of his family still lives.  He graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in 1993, with a B.S. in Zoology.  He received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, California in 1997.  He completed a 2 year surgical residency at Riverside Hospital in Toledo, Ohio in 1999.  He is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in both foot surgery and in rearfoot and ankle reconstruction.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management. He is on staff at Toledo Hospital, St. Anne's Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Fulton County Health Center.  Additionally, he specializes in treating lower extremity wounds at the Promedica Wound Care since 2000.  He is the past Vice President and past President of the Northwest Ohio Academy of Podiatric Medicine.  He is the current Section Head of Podiatry at St. Luke's Hospital.  He and his wife Anita, are the proud parents of four daughters (the youngest being twins).  He and his family are active in their church.  He enjoys reading, outdoor activities, traveling, sports, and spending time with family.

Specialties
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Podiatry

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

Doctor Q&A

170 Answers
175 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Athletes foot: It sounds like you have athletes foot. It is a fungal skin infection that can manifest just like you described. Keep your feet clean and dry. Chang... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Absolutely yes: Sunburn can certainly cause a skin irritation and inflammation. The inflammation actually causes swelling.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Protect it: Possibly cover with a band-aid so that it doesn't have any friction on it and does not pop. You probably should see a podiatrist to have it checked ou... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Maybe not: Bone contusions need rest. Certainly impact and some activities will aggravate this. Walking may be ok, but may not. If it is painful, don't do it ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Possibly serious : this is something worth having an orthopedist or podiatrist who specialize in children take a look at. You want to make sure your daughter is developi... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Get an xray: you should probably get this looked at and get an x-ray. An orthopedic or podiatric surgeon could help you. There are many ligaments to the ankle and ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Nerve pain: it sounds like a nerve problem. It still may be a pinched nerve in the lower back. Could be inflamed. You are a little young to get neuropathy, but t... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Yes : It can be normal because the nerve probably was injured. It may take a long time for it to regenerate. If you had surgery to fix the break, sometimes ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
This is serious : you need to see a podiatrist right away. You may have a serious infection and or a retained foreign object in the foot and possibly more "bugs" in you... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Open vs closed sore: Somehow the skin was injured. It bled and that is why the nail had a dark spot. It was just blood. If the pink spot is still draining, you have a smal... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Diabetes: increased thirst is a sign of diabetes. Also, the neuropathy would fit with diabetes. Feeling "high" could be a sign that blood sugars are not control... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
See a Podiatrist: Usually lumps indicate a problem. You mentioned cancer, which could be a remote possibility. Other more common problems are a bone spur, swelling, t... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Nerve pain: Typically a burning sensation is from a nerve. It could be swelling or plantar fasciitis too.
A female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Probably: Plantar fasciitis is typically in the bottom of the heel. Worse in morning and after rest. It can hurt up the leg too from walking differently to comp... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Achilles tendonitis : There may be a spur in the back of your heel. Regardless, you probably have inflammation in the Achilles' tendon at its attachment on the heel bone. S... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Neuropathy: Numbness is caused by many things. The number one reason is because of diabetes. Other common causes are alcohol, vitamin b deficiency, injuries. Get ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
6- 8 weeks: Usually it takes 6 - 8 weeks to heal. However, it may take longer to heal if there are complications, large amount of damage or dislocation, medical ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Some people have a minor ankle fracture. Others have a high tolerance to pain. Others have neuropathy and cannot feel pain normally. But, most peopl... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Yes: You will need to have it repaired well and allow the proper time to heal. Follow your surgeons orders. Since this is a serious fracture, you may hav... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Besides taking medication for RA try bio freeze topical rubs, massage and stretches along with walking or exercising.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Depends: What age is your daughter? It could be juvenile ra. It could be something as simple as an ingrown toenail (paronychia). See your local podiatrist.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Arthritis: Pain in your ankles (joints) in the morning is typical of arthritis. Need to get x-rays and some blood tests. See your local podiatrist.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Athletes foot: This is likely a fungus. It can be treated with antifungal cream.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
You shouldn't: It depends on how large of an area needed to be removed. The bigger the wart, the longer it can take to heal. Many times it takes about 6 - 8 weeks ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Not really: Just watch for a recurrence from shoes rubbing on it. If it starts to get red again and forms another blister, see your doctor.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: The typical treatment would be wear good supportive shoes with an orthotic, stretch your achilles, use ice on your heel, avoid barefoot flat shoes, tr... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Multiple problems: The knot may be several things like a spur or a cyst. It may be the likely cause of the numbness and tingling as it is pressing on a nerve. The fact t... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Not necessarily: If you have ra, the bump could be associated with it. It also could be from a spur or osteoarthritis or a cyst. See a podiatrist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Depends: It could be an achilles tendon problem or a bone spur. You should have it looked at and get it xrayed. See your podiatrist.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Typically rest and elevation can help your feet feel better. However, if you have a circulation problem, it could make the symptoms worse. Try good ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Depends: It depends on the color of the rash, raised or flat, dry or weeping skin, size of it. See a dermatologist.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Infection: You need to see a podiatrist asap. You probably have an infection and need it drained and need antibiotics.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Injury: A toe injury could cause a pinched nerve. I also have other problems too, like a contusion or fracture or dislocation.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Maybe nothing: It depends what happened. Maybe you pinched a nerve by wearing a tight shoe or doing something that caused constant pressure on the nerve. If it conti... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Nerve problem: Your symptoms are definitely nerve related. Something is affecting your spine possibly. You need x-rays and an mri. Ncv would be helpful too.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Common with RA: That is a natural course for this problem. Usually you get swelling around arthritic joints. It is an inflammation of the joint fluid and swollen tiss... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Arthritis: You probably have some degree of arthritis in your ankle. You need to have it xrayed for starters. This will show the degree and extent of arthritis... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Depends: If you can protect it and let it dry up on its own without popping it, that is preferable. However, if there's concern that there is an infection or a... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Fungus or shoes: It could be that your feet are to moist. This could be because your new shoes do not breath and air out enough. This may cause the odor. Also, odor... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Need to see it: There are too many products to suggest any without seeing your wound and knowing your health history, and the response to previous treatments. You wo... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Physical therapy: Have your doctor look it over. You may have arthritis and that will cause the swelling and tightness. It could be that the ligaments and tendons are... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Injury: Your foot could be broken if you have pain, swelling, bruising, loss of function, pain with pressure on a specific bone. Xrays will help determine th... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: There are several things you can do on your own. But, if they don't work, you will need to go to the podiatrist for help. Stretch your calf muscle, ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Most likely yes: When we traumatize a toenail, many times it will fall off. Our body is amazing and usually grows one back. A toenail will take about a year to grow ba... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
6- 8 weeks: Typically an ankle fracture will take 6 - 8 weeks to heal. It depends how badly it was broken, if it is displaced, if it needs surgery, if there are ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Low impact: Low impact exercises. Swimming and biking are best.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Stay positive: Some ankle fractures are very severe. They take a long time to improve. Many do get arthritis afterwards. You may have to have it monitored periodical... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Maybe: The exact location is important for the diagnosis. If it is the outside of the foot near the arch, this is an area associated with the 5th metatarsal... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
I may feel bruised: Heel spurs can be on the back or bottom of the heel. Many times it feels like the heel is bruised. This is a common problem and can be helped with r... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
See you PCP: Foot swelling can be from different problems like vein, arthritis, or medication. If you itch all over your body, you could be having a reaction to m... Read More

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Sep 4, 2013
Dr. Wilkin is an excellent foot and ankle surgeon.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wilkin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wilkin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! I see an ankle specialist tomorrow to rule out splints, injury, etc. I have a suspicion due to my feet hurting my arches are non-existent.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Life is too compromised I would risk it..nothing to lose!
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I am grateful thank u...very much

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

California College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

Riverside Hospital Toledo Ohio

Awards

TOP DOCTOR IN TOLEDO REGION TOP DOCTOR COMPETITION, SPRING 2015
TOP PODIATRIST IN OHIO TOP DOCTOR COMPETITION, SPRING 2015
Top Doctor, Second Place, Toledo Region, OH - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management
Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons- Fellow
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