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Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM

Podiatry
FL
43 years experience male

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Wednesday: Closed
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Bio

I have been in private practice for 40 years. I was a consultant for 17 years at the University of Washington Sports Medicine clinic with Dr Stephen Rice, MD, in Seattle, Washington.

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Podiatry

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

500 Answers
295 Agrees
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Biomechanics: When I hear of a young individual having this type of difficulty, I try to address the causes of a problem as opposed to treating the symptoms. Yes I... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Foot pain : Your foot type, is it a “flat foot “ little arch? This could be from an unstable calcanus- cuboid joint. The diagnosis is made clinically. Cannot see... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
History incomplete. : The easiest way to put it, is to see a doctor and have the fracture evaluated. You did not mention if you had care of any kind. Which bone fractured? ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Cause of pain : I did not See a cause of your pain given. This pain if present standing or walking could be caused Buy a biomechanical in balance. When one extremity ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
See Attaining dr: Go back to the attending physician to evaluate the cast. nerve could be irritated by the cast. Do not wait. Could cause permanent damage to the nerve... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Metatarsal fracture : I believe the pt stated the fracture was in the 5th metatarsal bone. I would be more aggressive and use a B-K (below knee) cast with a cast boot and a... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Conservative first : I am sorry you are having a painful foot. I would recommend seeing a podiatrist that has experience in this type of condition. Not all podiatrist have... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Before any surgery..: Without knowing the specifics, depending on when you feel the pain. If the pain is felt while ambulating, then a structural problem should be consid... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
More info Needed : To start, you did not mention anything about the fracture. Time, place on foot (the bone broken) and type of care. Was it immobilized? And for how l... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Care is required : Not much to go on, possible 2 nd degree burn. This can happen when ice is directly on the skin and the duration was probably too long. A damp face clo... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Seek medical advice : It’s possible you have a local infection from the bite of the dog. Either go to the emergency room or to your family doctor but don’t wait
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Custom orthotics : Sesamoiditis is a complicated problem for runners. You have to push off the ball of foot. Being a competitive runner a custom orthotics with some mod... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Don’t be discouraged: The fact that you are a runner and developing this pain is related. Since this is a new development you need to consider your shoes as a possible caus... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Immobilization : First I would like to address if they immobilized this fracture even considering surgery? Callous formation is another term for new bone growth. New... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Fungus infection : From your description it sounds as though you have a fungus infection of the nail. You are fairly young to have such a condition. If your feet perspir... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Other options : This sounds like athletes foot from what you have described. However given the area involved and still spreading, I would recommend seeing your doctor... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Is the nail ingrown : I agree wwhat has been said but I am not sure the pt could have a different problem. As part of the differential diagnosis you have to consider a sub ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Plantar fasciitis : You have a difficult diagnosis to treat. That being said the doctor has to consider a plan that both of you can agree with. Everything from custom ort... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Incomplete history. : You are presenting an area of the body that is very difficult to heal therefore you need a proper diagnosis and therefore the proper treatment the inf... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
You have no need to participate through pain You should have a stuctured program so as not to hurt yourself. Talk to your doctor or a sports medicine... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Incomplete question : Without specific information as far as where the tendon is hurting as well as pop. but a lot of times an over pronated foot can cause peroneal mu... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Possible neuritis : There is a more information needed. Is the top/ bottom or both areas numb. Are you standing/sitting or both. Do you cross your feet or legs while si... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Difficult injury : Yes a hard soul shoe will benefit even an orthotic would help. It’s important which particular joints were affected to determine the outcome and prec... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Neurologist : I have to disagree with your GP. Burning sensation is a nerve type of sensation. Given that it’s very possible that is what you are experiencing. You ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Surgery : Are you sure you have the correct diagnosis? Have you considered or try a custom orthotics made by a podiatrist? I recently wrote about this problem.... Read More
A 120-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
see an orthopedic surgeon to evaluate his lower extremities. If the intoeing is correctEd by the child just thinking about it then he should think a... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Podiatrist option : For completeness a podiatrist is very competent to take care of such a problem. The doctor should be able to provide an appropriate opinion If the fra... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
As a personal note so as not to give up hope. My mother was 5’1” tall my father was 5’8” tall. I am 6’tall. My grandfather was tall. What makes life s... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Treatment for future: Plantar fasciitis is considered what’s called an overuse injury. That being said it takes repetitive action causing the damage to create the symptoms.... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Incomplete question : Falling on one’s foot from slipping is something to take with great concern. your body weight fell on top of your ankle from your description. I assum... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Without seeing said spot, and with no description as to cause it is impossible to say for sure. Possible blood clot or beginnings of a fungus infectio... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Sacroiliac joint problems at such a young age is not considered common. However this condition can develop if you have a limb length difference or a p... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
You are relatively Young for these type of symptoms. The symptoms are consistent with having a pinched nerve in your lower back, sciatica. There are m... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Physical therapy : Upon spraining your ankles numerous times, one can assume your ankle ligaments have been stretched over time. This can produce a sensation of “weak an... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
You are correct after any injury strengthening of the area is very important and protecting yourself from further injury. I would seek out a physical ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Podiatrist are trained in biomechanical function of the lower extremities and lower back. With custom orthotics and possible lift therapy would be inc... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
I do not have enough information to consider alternatives to surgery. It would help if you can list the conservative care provided. Also history to th... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
And that much information was given concerning the straining of your ankle as far as which ligaments were involved. However the bruising is in consequ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Very young for this problem. You could have a biomechanical problem causing abnormal wear of the he joint cartilage. If you have “flat”feet or muscle ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
You didn’t mention what was required to provide you with relief of plantar fasciitis. Obviously it helped but it did not take care of the problem comp... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Foot drop and itself is a serious condition. It involves the nervous system from the spine to the lower extremities. Please seek help with an neurolog... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
You could have which commonly misdiagnosed as a subluxation of the cuboid bone. There are a few people in the country that consider this to exist. Dr.... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
You should have this examined. It could be a simple bruise or a cancerous lesion which are fairly common See your family doctor or podiatrist
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Biomechanics : There are a number of possible diagnosis. A biomedical possibility would consist of a functional or structural limb length difference causing pain in... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Many options : You may go to see your family doctor or emergency room but I would recommend a Podiatrist.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Stretching : There is a possibility that your ankle hardware has now change the bio mechanics in the way the ankle and foot functions. Also if you were in a cast f... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
See Dr to evaluate : Having said that is there a specific area you can tap and will elicit a similar type of discomfort. For what ever reason a nerve could be entrapped, ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
If you are playing soccer on an unrehabilitated ankle is placing yourself at risk of re injuring the ankle and making it worse. You need rehab strengt... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Has anyone looked into the obvious ? When you are sitting are you compressing any blood vessels. There are anomalies in the human body. It is an opti... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
I don’t believe the wound being described is a decubitus ulcer. I believe it is a wound leaking fluid due to the excessive edema. This condition need... Read More

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Dr. Trantalis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Trantalis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have a non union cuboid fracture from 8 years ago in the other foot so I am being super paranoid this time around. I appreciate the advice.
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Nerve Pain in buttox sit tool long , sleep certain way pulls on thigh
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :) it was ankles and had surgery done

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 1979MD

Awards

TOP PODIATRIST, First Place, The Fort Lauderdale Region - 2018
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