Doctor Q&A for Dr. Richard Blake

A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Blake
45 years experience Podiatry
Subchondral Edema: This signifies bone reaction when stressed. Many if not the majority of sore hips are soft tissue injuries. But these tests suggest a possible bone pr ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Blake
45 years experience Podiatry
Rocker Bottom Feet: Rocker Bottom Feet are feet that bend abnormally in the middle of their feet . Once the heel lifts off the ground, the weight should go forward to the ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Blake
45 years experience Podiatry
Intense Foot Pain: When pain is intense at the foot level, you think about nerve pain or bone pain. If you have not done anything to possible bruise or break a bone, the ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Blake
45 years experience Podiatry
Foot Pain Urinating: I assume that the position you are in while urinating is stressing the low back (check there first) or the pressure in the back of the thighs is irrit ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Blake
45 years experience Podiatry
Swollen Foot Vein: I am assuming it does not hurt. Sudden onset of vein swelling would be rare. Veins fill up down there when the blood can not be moved upwards towards ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Blake
45 years experience Podiatry
Achy Calves: I would start with a vascular doc to look for varicose veins. Dr Rich Blake
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Blake
45 years experience Podiatry
Shoes like Hokas: Hokas typically run somewhat narrow in the front. You can get the rocker effect from a B width New Balance 928.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Blake
45 years experience Podiatry
Professional Athlete: Katie, that is a great question. I have had to help many professional athletes. They are many times rushed into surgeries, possibly unnecessary, due t ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Blake
45 years experience Podiatry
Pulled Calf Muscle: I have attached a video on the 3 stretches to do. Just never push through pain and do 5 times a day. With these injuries, getting some deep tissue mas ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Blake
45 years experience Podiatry
Tingling postsurgery: The cuticle may be trapped down onto the nail bed and needs to be loosened up. As long as it does not hurt, try using a softening cream or lotion and ... Read More
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