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Dr. Charles Toman

Sports Medicine
Boca Raton, FL
19 years experience male

Locations

Toman Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Boca Raton, FL

Address

7301A West Palmetto Park Road Suite 100B, Boca Raton, FL
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

5612216896

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Coventry Health Care

Cigna

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Medicare

About

Bio

Doctor Toman is a Board Certified Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon. He specializes in Shoulder Reconstruction, Sports Medicine, and Arthroscopy of all Joints. He is an Associate Master Surgeon for the Arthroscopy Association of North America and works as a consultant for Orthopedic Industry.

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.

Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

185 Answers
249 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Tearing can : Be in different forms. There are full thickness tears which mean that there is a hole in the tendon all the way through. There are also partial thic... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Scarring: When the calf muscle tears, the muscle usually does not tear completely, it is more like the fibers are lengthened and then scar in. Usually people ca... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
No: You should visit your surgeon and discuss. If pain persists you may need a second opinion.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
See a sports md: Se a shoulder specialist or sports medicine doctor. I would evaluate your shoulder and potentially order an mri. You may have a labral tear.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Most common: Cause is idiopathic= we don't know why. Others are trauma and post operative. There is an association between diabetes and frozen shoulder.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Therapy: Usually, when people have dislocations we try to immobilize and allow them to heal. We work on strengthening of the shoulder and shoulder glad muscles... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Dec inflammation: Frozen shoulder is an inflammation of capsule or the soft tissues around the shoulder. The cortisone injection will help to decrease inflammation whic... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
See a therapist for : Rotator cuff strengthening exercises and periscapular strengthening exercises. This just means the other muscles around the shoulder. Hi repetition,... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
He needs therapy: Working will not cause damage but the only ways to improve symptoms are with therapy, injection, time, and surgery.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: When surgery was done and what procedures were performed would determine the type of exercises to do. Typically 4-6 weeks i immobilization with simple... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
This sounds like : Labral tear or rotator cuff pathology. Especially in a young woman.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
None: Icy hot is just a topical cream. It has no lasting effects or serious side effects if used as directed. Check the warning label for appropriate use.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Chondroitin.glucosam: Some people believe that chondroitin and glucosamine can be helpful. No studies have shown better than a 50/50 outcome for these medications but some... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
See below: Complications can include nerve injury, failure of repair, persistent pain, blood clot, anesthesia complications, infection. All of these are very rar... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Go to ER: There are several techniques to reduce a shoulder. All patients should be seen in the er to make sure that there is no fracture or persistent dislocat... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Therapy, injection: And more therapy. This can take 18mo to resolve. Surgery can expedite this or treat frozen shoulder resistant to therapy.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Yes to a point: Creatine helps muscles to retain more water which shows the appearance of increased muscle mass. It also does increase strength of muscle to some poin... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Changing up the workout routine is good for stimulating different muscles and muscle fibers within muscles. Make sure to allow for a time period of r... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Visit a doctor: Your complaints are vague at this point. You need to see someone who can take your history and exam your legs and shoulder. They would then be able to... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Maybe: As a hip arthroscopist, the most concerning part of the procedure that you had is the micro fracture. This means that you had some cartilage loss. Th... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Hamstring Tendonitis: It sounds like you are trying to describe the back of the thigh. The hamstring originates at the ischium or your "sit bone" you may have strained or... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
3-4 months: Recovery is dependent on the extent of cartilage damage at the time of surgery. I start my patients they day after surgery with gentle motion with a t... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
3-4 months: This may be less if the surgery is less involved.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Degeneration: Myxoid means that their is a swelling and disorganization of the fibers of the ligament. Often times this adjective has no significance to the ultimat... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Synovitis: In a 16 year old male, sometimes the knee can get inflamed and stay inflamed for a while. Often times people will have very tight hamstrings. This m... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
See previous: Comment on previous answer. Thank you and good luck!
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Anything: Do something you enjoy, get your heart rate up, stick with it. Running, cycling, boxing, etc the choices are endless. Just make sure you have fun.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
I would consider: Seeing a shoulder specialist and bringing the two studies to him or her. Radiologists can interpret things differently based on the quality of the st... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Gently: Gently massage them out. This should not affect the outcome of your surgery. Your therapist may be able to help you with this as well. Thanks.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
The pain : Is usually significantly improved once the shoulder is back in place.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
The tear: Does not have the capacity to heal on its own. Inflammation will decrease but steroids are always a bad idea.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Depends: I feel sick if i exercise immediately after eating. Some people do not. Waiting an hour or more should allow for proper digestion of most meals and ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Probably not: Dislocated. Some people have instability of the shoulder. This can be related to laxity. I usually suggest rotator cuff strengthening and peri scapula... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: But you should see a therapist or trainer to get you on a rotator cuff and periscapular strengthening program. Remember that these exercises should be... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
That is the: Initial treatment option. This means manually putting the shoulder back into socket without making an incision.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Unlikely: These are probably all unrelated.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
See your doc: More than likely this is just a muscular origin of pain. An anti-inflammatory and some pt could be very helpful. The therapist will be able to do heat... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Usually: The pain gets significantly better once the shoulder is back in place.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
All the time: I typically tell patients that once a day for 10 minutes is usually sufficient to maintain the benefits! the more you do, the strong you will become. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: I routinely see athletes who workout and complain of the second day being the worst. This is typically when someone tries a new routine or increases ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Painful: Typically patients are in excruciating pain.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
It can: But at 44 years old it may be worth your while to seek out a second opinion. Sometimes surgery can avoid the progression of your tear. There is never... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
You risk : Rein jury with heavy lifting in certain positions. Your body could fail on you.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: There is some overlap with regard to cervical nerve roots in this pain distribution.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Assuming you are : A woman? The breasts contain fatty tissue. This tissue will decrease in size as % body fat decreases leading to decreased chest size. Cardiovascular e... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Best way to tell...: Is to see a doctor. A physical exam will lead to the diagnosis. This can be confirmed by mri. Thank you.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
See shoulder MD: You need to have the rotator cuff tear evaluated with a mri. The degree of injury will dictate treatment.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Balanced: A balanced breakfast is the best way to go for anyone.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
This depends on ...: What kind of dislocation? I would guess your knee cap slid out of position and when it came back a piece of the knee cap fractured. In this case the k... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Call your Surgeon: It is unusual to have stomach cramping like that. It may be related to medications or anesthesia. Hopefully it has already resolved. Thank you.

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Great responses. Very accurate. Comes highly recommended.
Aug 11, 2013
Very accurate and useful responses.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Toman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. I am 7 mos. post-op and not sure what I can &/or cannot do.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! PT was a waste of time money in my case . Cortisone shot and acupunct.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks agree but absolutely hate MRI's but if that is the only way:-)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

Washington University in Saint Louis/Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
Thought Leader, First Place, Fort Lauderdale Region, FL - Summer
2013
Top Sports Medicine Specialist , First Place, National - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
American Board of Orthopaedic Sugery

Publications

Success of Meniscal Repair at Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
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