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Dr. Randy Bernstein

Podiatry
Royal Oak, MI
38 years experience male

Locations

Sore Feet Podiatry

Royal Oak, MI

Address

32432 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak, MI
Directions

Practice website

Fax

248-549-3334

Nationwide Foot and Ankle Care, PC

Livonia, MI

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Podiatry

Licenses

United States: Michigan

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

51 Answers
9 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Heel spur syndrome.: Sounds like heel spur syndrome or plantar fasciitis. Both are usually due to abnormal foot function. Wear more supportive shoes and take antii-nlamm... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Let it heal: Cast Boot and stay off it for 8 weeks. If pain still persists, get an MRI. The Talar dome is the part of the talus bone that articulates with the an... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Nerve damage: Numbness in the feet, legs , or hands is not normal. Possible nerve damage or spinal tumor. See a neurologist or your family doctor so he/she can refe... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Athletes need protei: Absolutely! there is absolutely no sense to be on a low protein diet. Protein is the corner stone of any diet. Protein is the most important part o... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Numbness: Burning, numbness, tingling can be caused by many things. Nerve damage can be mechanical (pinched nerve) or metabolic like diabetic neuropathies. Y... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Normal: There would be no problems with any arm type cuff. Muscle does not interfer with compression of the artery. If the size of the arm is very large, yo... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Ankle injury: That's ridiculous. Severe ligament damage can be as bad as a fracture. See a podiatrist to assess the real damage. An injury that causes severe swel... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Dermatitis: Scleroderma is not a skin disease. It is an auto-immune disease which causes inflammation and scar tissue formation in the connective tissue which is... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Cartilage damage: Sounds like you might have damaged the cartilage somehow, or developed some scar tissue in the joint called synovitis. Rest as much as possible and e... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
800mg BID: The average dose I use in stubborn warts is 800mg twice a day for the average 150 lb person. Cimetidine usually won't work by itself for warts. The ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Abscess: Sounds like an abscess. See your local Podiatrist to treat the abscess. An Abscess is an infection under the skin. They need to be gently incised a... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Tinea Pedis: 9 out of 10 times the problem is athletes feet or tinea pedis which is a fungus infection of the skin. Buy an over the counter fungus cream and apply... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Increase healing: Stay off the foot and elevate. Eat a balanced diet and take it easy. Also, if you smoke...STOP! There is no secret to faster healing except to be he... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Sports addiction?: There is no such thing, unless the person is out of touch with reality, In that case, see a psychiatrist. Otherwise, sports are a healthy diversion ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Fx 2nd met: Sounds like the foot swelled andthe cast became too tight. What you should do first is get off the foot, elevate the leg and foot above the heart and... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Thigh pain: First of all, you should find out why the upper thigh throbs. Reasons include: hip arthritis, pinched nerve-sciatic nerve impingment, poor circulatio... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Fractured 2nd toe: It sounds like you fractured (broke) your toe. If the injury just occured (in the last few days) ice the toe, elevate, and buddy tape it to the next ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Leg pain at night: There are several things that can cause this. The most common would be arthritis or poor circulation. You don't mention your age, so it's hard to de... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Running shoes: Get rid of the barefoot shoes. Unless you have perfect feet, you need biomechanical control, not padding or cushioning. Get a good controlling lightwe... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Ankle pain: Medial ankle pain after Peroneal Subluxation repair is not normal. If might be from trying to compensate from too much pressure on the lateral ankle.... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Not uncommon: First of all, most people are not perfectly symmetrical. I find that 60%+ people have some leg length discrepancy. Most can't tell when they are onl... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Achilles Tendinitis: It sounds like you injured the Achilles Tendon. Overuse causes microfiber damage that can cause chronic tendinitis. Achilles tendon tear cannot be... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Plantar fasciitis: Sounds like plantar fasciitis. As we get older, the angle between the heel bone and the metatarsal bones increase from years of pounding and stress p... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Heel spur: yes. Your symptoms are consistent with heel spur syndrome, which is pain in the AM and after periods of rest. When you walk, the foot bones should loc... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Ingrown nail: Your Podiatrist can and will use Xylocaine (lidocaine) to numb up the toe. Xylocaine (lidocaine) can be used during pregnancy and is perfectly safe. ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Stop bleeding: I recommend seeing a doctor immediately or going to an Emergency Room or Urgent care facility. If you have bleeding more than two days, it means that... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Conservative tx: Clean the big toe daily with soap and water and apply neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) or triple antibiotic on the area and cover with a ban... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
High heels pain: Wearing High Heels increases the pressure across the metatarsal heads (balls of the feet) because of the angle of the foot. The pressure is directed ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Tarsal Tunnnel Syndr: Yes, you can get Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in your feet called Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. Both these problems are caused by pinched nerves. If you're gett... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Wart: May be a wart. If it has black dots in the middle and there is pain upon lateral pressure and if it pushes the skin lines out of the way....it's a wa... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Fracture: You might have broken a bone in your foot. Elevate and ice the area overnight. If there is still swelling and black and blue areas and very painful... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Ankle pain: first of all, you should see a qualified podiatrist / foot and ankle specialist to be reevaluated. There are three main ligaments around the outside o... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Ankle sprain: Depending on the severity of the ankle sprain, it can take from 4 to 8 weeks to heal. There are 3° of injury. One is a stretch of the ligaments, 2nd° ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Multiple causes: There are multiple etiologies that can cause these problems. Long distance running can cause damage if you have structural deformities -flat feet, le... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
64 is not "old": 64 y/o is not "old"! I'm 63y/o and yes, if she is healthy, with no underlying problems like: diabetes, poor circulation, long time cigarette smoker, ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
No. Having it covered does not slow down healing, but, I prefer to keep it covered to protect the area during the day when you are active and keep it ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Orthotics: Flat Feet or Pes Valgo Planus causes the arch to internally and medially rotate while weight-bearing. This causes improper pull of the muscles and te... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Support hose: The easiest way to control swelling is support hose. You can find OTC (over the counter) support hose at drug stores, medical supply stores and some ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
1-4 weeks: Everybody is different, and the extent of the posterior tibial nerve damage will dictate the progress. I've had patients that didn't need any pain me... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
All avn is not good: Avascular necrosis means loss of blood supply to that area. Patchy or diffuse doesn't matter, except that patchy might indicate that blood supply is ... Read More
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Reason for swelling: Several things cause swelling to the feet, ankles , legs , and thighs. First of all, it is usually not a foot and ankle problem causing it. When sw... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Fungus: Athletes feet is a fungus in the skin. There are at least 35 pathological fungi that can cause athletes feet, and those 35 organisms are split up int... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Podiatry: A Podiatrist treats everything relating to the foot and ankle. A Podiatrist sees many patients a day who have neuromas. A neuroma is the result of t... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Let it heal!: The first thing to do is let it heal. That means: stay off it as much as possible and use a Cast Boot and cane or crutch for at least eight weeks. Th... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
OTC wart treatments: Yes, you can continue to treat the wart, but follow the directions carefully. If the area becomes red and swollen, go see the podiatrist. Those lit... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Fibular fractures: For many fibular fractures, the mechanism of injury and the amount of space between the talus and tibial dictates the need for surgery or not. An inv... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Hammertoe: When you broke it, it sounds like the bone didn't heal straight, and over the years the shoes have put pressure on the bone. When excessive pressure ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Spinal Stenosis: Neuropathies can occur in anyone, not just diabetics. Spinal Stenosis, as well as nerve irritation and impingement in the medial ankle, called tarsal... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Foot/ankle sprain: The first thing you should do is: elevate the foot, apply an ice bag to the injuried area, then get an ace wrap and put it on snug from the toes to ov... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Displaced fracture: If eccymosis (black and blue) swelling and pain is still present after 5 weeks, you must have a displaced fracture of the toe. You should see your l... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bernstein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bernstein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I appreciate your reply. The dr that said less than a day is crazy. I had tt surgery may 1st. I still need some narcotic meds. It's tough.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you I will try this
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Thank you so much for the detailed answer to my question.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Top Podiatrist, First Place, Michigan - Spring
2017
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