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Dr. David Kahan

Podiatry
Sacramento, CA
33 years experience male

Locations

David L. Kahan, DPM

Sacramento, CA

Address

2 Scripps drive, Suite 206, Sacramento, CA, United States
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

9164870772

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Assurant Inc

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Medicare

Cigna

Tricare

Blue Shield of California

Health Net Of California

Molina Healthcare Inc

UnitedHealthcare

Sacramento Foot and Ankle

Sacramento, CA

About

Bio

I am an active practicing podiatrist in Sacramento, California. I have over 27 years clinical experience with a primary specialty in treating toenail fungus, ingrown nails, heel and arch pain and sports injuries. Since I longer provide any surgical options for my patient, my ultimate goal is to provide multiple treatment modalities for my patient, and even an occasional "alternative" option prior to surgical options. There are those instances that surgery is the best option for my patients and I will refer them to the best surgical hands in my area. By coming on board with HealthTap I hope to help you with any small issues and certainly guide you in the right direction for those problems that might be more complicated.

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: California

Doctor Q&A

92 Answers
77 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Run after menisus: This sounds like a better question for your doctor and/or rehab person. But, overall, yes, when you are cleared to run you should be able to run agai... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
3-5 weeks: Figure on 3-5 weeks. Be sure to see your doctor at 4 weeks to be sure all is well.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Ankle sprain: I really don't have enough details. Twisted ankle? Probable sprain. Is there swelling around the ankle? Rest for a few days and if necessary have ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Limp after surgery: There really is no way to answer this question without injury/surgery details. I have seen both situations, but as a diabetic, there may be other com... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Rabies: Per the Centers for Disease Control: The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Likely not serious: Most common cause athletes foot, or tinea pedis. If there is associated odor or small "pits" in the skin it could be pitted keratolysis. Overall, I ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Toenail fungus: There is no way that penicillin can cure fungus! I should never say never to anything, but this would be biggest breakthrough in medicine since penic... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Gout and Sciatica?: This would be quite rare. Being that gout is a joint based inflammatory condition, this is highly unlikely. Keep working on getting that UA level un... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Concussion?: The ONLY answer here is when your personal physician says you can. What was the cause of your passing out? Have you been evaluated yet by a physicia... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Cast Buckle Fracture: Yes, it should be casted up to 3 weeks for optimal healing. Kids are pretty rambunctious and you do not want this to progress to a full fracture.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Post Static Pain: Can I assume this is heel or arch pain? What you are describing is typical for that (plantar fasciitis or heel spur). If this is not the case you sh... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Stop!: See a doctor if you are concerned or lost consciousness. Do you have a bump? Do you have any reason to be concerned? Often, common sense can answer... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Menudo and gout: You should be ok, but you should always monitor how you feel after eating certain foods to be sure they are not a trigger for you. Remember, the key ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Ankle sprain: Ankle sprain, ankle arthritis, achilles insertional tendonitis, stress fracture of the ankle, cartilage damage in the ankle joint, torn ligaments on t... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Protect sutures: Doc said no sports for 2 weeks! That's your best tip.
A female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Lactose intolerance : Probably lactose intolerance. Stop the milk for 1 week and see if the flatulence goes away. If it does that is your answer and you could try lactose... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Cast or Surgery: Jone's fractures can be real tricky in terms of healing. If there is a gap between the fractured bones, you will likely need surgery to have a screw ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Home therapy needed: I have to assume there are no broken bones. If this is not 100% true then a medical evaluation is needed before you do anything. Otherwise, by utili... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
NSAID allergy: There are a few options, though one is RX only. There is a product called Traumeel that is not an RX and would be a great alternative to the NSAID's.... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Foot Traums: You could have broken a bone, broken blood vessel or just badly bruised your foot. A broken bone is usually exhibited by sharp pain when touched, bu... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Rx side effects: If you MUST take this medicine, then you need to remember that a side effect does not effect everybody. Secondly, what are the risk:benefit of not ta... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Fish oil and gout: This should not be a problem. Monitor how you feel very closely. You should also be sure that the quality of the fish oil is very good (ie. don't go... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Chest or tricep?: Wider grip is more specific for the pec major and shoulders, but too wide can also injury the shoulder. Narrow grip will engage the tricep as well an... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Weight loss and gout: Rapid weight loss can cause excess lactic acid buildup, which hinders uric acid excretion by the kidneys and triggering a gout attack. Dieting also ma... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Follow Instructions: Gatorade energy chews. Just follow the instructions and monitor how you feel. From that point determine if you want to take more or less than they s... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Stubbed Big Toe?: You are on the right track. Continue the icing for the first 24 hours. If you think the toe may be broken then you should seek the appropriate medic... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Navicular Fracture: I assume this is painful and interferes with your life. My best advice is to seek another opinion of a Podiatrist that has a good reputation. The cy... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Leech Bite?: It is actually rare to be allergic or to have a reaction to a leech bite. Assuming it was a leech bite, you could have some irritation and itching, b... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Sever’s disease: I have to assume your sons pain is mostly when he’s active or after activities like running. The most likely scenario here is Severs disease which is ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Ganglion details.: A ganglion rises out of a joint, like a balloon on a stalk. It grows out of the tissues surrounding a joint, such as ligaments, tendon sheaths, and jo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Old Ankle Sprain: One year ago and still and issue? Sorry, but the best answer I can give is see a specialist. I have to assume you never saw a doctor for this. You ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Heel Pain/Heel Spurs: The only way to know if you have heel spurs on your heels is with an x-ray. They can't be felt. With that in mind both plantar fasciitis and heel sp... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Pinched Nerve: What is the definition of sometimes? This can be an achilles issue, nerve issue in the buttock area (sciatica), plantar fasciitis, tight calf muscle,... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Early bunion: Sounds like early bunion with hammertoes of the 2nd toes. Hopefully you are not in pain. At your age I would think that this condition runs in the f... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Don't do this or tha: This is probably a better question for your doctor as we have no idea what he is treating you for or what your diagnosis is. It would not be prudent ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Need Re-evaluation: 2 weeks isn't a long time. More information of the injury would be helpful, but you should be watched closely by the physician that did the closed re... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Ankle fracture.: I think I just answered a similar question from you. If you have a stable ankle fracture you should be in a walking boot for 3-5 weeks. It is not a ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Lamisil affects: One of the more rare side effects of lamisil is Hair loss. Monitor yourself closely while on it.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Foot infection: What about an X-ray first? As you on antibiotics? Red, hot, pain and swelling are typical signs of infection. Make sure you see a specialist.
A male asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Pediatric joint pain: Please be evaluated by pediatrician and have blood work done to rule out juvenile arthritis. Not likely, but it does exist and it does not sound as i... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Circulation issue: Do you smoke? Have you ever noticed any discoloration in your toes? Sounds like a circulation issue, though could be other reasons for this to happ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Terbinafine: One of the side affects of terbinafine is hair loss. Stopping the medicine will usually stop the hair loss. Discuss with your doctor. If you have n... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Search internet: I would suggest using an internet search for your answer. There are MANY sites regarding muscle gain.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Plantar Fibroma: Sounds like plantar fibroma. These are benign growths that occur in the arch of the foot. They can be painful or not, but once become symptomatic wi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Broken ankle or foot: Depending on the severity of your ankle fracture and the mechanism of the injury (ie. how it happened) you could have swelling and bruising to the toe... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Hemorrhoid: Yes, this is fine. There is no risk to the other participants or to yourself.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Nail Fungus Cure?: First off let me tell that you that "curing" fungus is a difficult thing to do. Much like a common cold, once it goes away, it can come back. There ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Ignore: Shop for shoes in the afternoon. Feet swell as the day goes on, so the best shoe fit is in the PM.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
6-10 weeks: What did your podiatrist tell you? Could be 6-10 weeks. Partial or complete tear? Partial tear he might transition you to a walking cast around 4-5... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kahan
Podiatry 33 years experience
Ingrown Nail: Sounds like an ingrown nail, where part of the nail is pushing into the skin. Could the nail have been traumatized? This needs to be checked out by ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kahan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks this was very helpful. It doesn't seem the toe nail is a problem, it's mostly the movement of my toe, it has turned purple gradually. But your information has helped a lot to disqualify proble...Read More
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) removed leech everyone watched. now large red and swollen 1 wk later.
HealthTap member
thanks for the advice, and no, the ankle is not broken

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery,
Graduated 1989MD

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, the Sacramento Region - Spring
2017
Top Podiatrist, First Place, California - Spring
2017
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