Dr. Doug Mason

Podiatry
Clifton Park, NY
35 years experience male

Locations

Adirondack Foot Care

Clifton Park, NY

Address

950 Rt. 146, Clifton Park, NY
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Podiatry

Languages spoken

English

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142 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Nope: Athletes foot is a fungal infection of the skin of your feet caused by a great environment of warmth, darkness and moisture. Vicks will not help. Need... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Rest: This condition takes a long time to heal. You may need to get an evaluation and possibly even go to physical therapy....Rest, ice, nsaids are your bes... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Density: It has to do with the "bad" bone being more dense than the healthy bone. X-rays see calcium so there is more dense calcium and hence appears whiter.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Stop: Stop worrying about fashion and concentrate on function...Give it time. If no better in 3-4 weeks, see a Podiatrist for an evaluation.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Nope.: Electrical stimulation will not affect bone healing. You would need to go to a bone stimulator. They work on different physiological premises.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Not directly...: Our bodies are made up of 66% water. It takes exercise or energy deprivation to burn off fat. You can't drink it away. What the water will do is keep ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Seek a podiatrist: You need to see a Podiatrist for this. Home cures will only cause more problems. Your nail is acting just like a splinter and causing the problem. Try... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Watch it...: you may have a hematoma under the skin which is a collection of blood from your injury. It may also be pressing on a nerve which is giving you shootin... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Depends...: What happened? How long has it been? Past treatments? What makes it hurt more?....Hard to answer this without more information. Ice, rest and NSAIDS.... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Nope: You have what they call a tailor's bunion. It is a functional problem that has developed over time. Will not get better in terms of deformity, but cou... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Common problem: Soft corns are caused from friction between toes. The skin builds up and stays soft due to the environment. Watching the shape of the shoe to relieve ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Not to worry: At your age and activity level, I would not worry unless pain becomes a factor.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Seek a podiatrist: Pronation is another phrase for flexible feet. If you have a flattened foot structure, there isn't much you can do. You can't "stop" them from flatten... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Nerve issues: tingling is a nerve problem. It could be coming from anywhere from your big toe up to your lower back. Locally, the nerve could be irritated at the b... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Tough problem.: Pt tendon is our strong stabilizer of the foot and ankle. Without it, you can't go on your toes and your foot significantly flattens down in the insid... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Get it checked.: It looks like your nail plate has unattached itself from the bed underneath. I strongly suggest on seeing a Podiatrist. He may have to finish the job ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Rough time...: You must have had some pretty bad injury to have to go through all that you did. Since I don't know all the details of the past 19 years, if you haven... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Advise..: can be removed temporarily or permanently. I am unclear what advise you are asking. I usually give some one one ingrowing event before suggesting the ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Good luck...: It is all about politics. Our physician fees are being cut quite a lot. You have the PT association that is making it more difficult for you. My advis... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Be patient.: Ankle fractures take quite a while to heal up. You favor it for so long that you have to re-train yourself to walk as well as get your strength back. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Nerve issue: Sometimes tight shoes can push on a nerve and cause neuropraxia....which is temporary injury of a nerve. It can make part or area go numb. It may take... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Need an evaluation: You have had heel pain long enough and it needs to be addressed. Since summer break is coming up, time to take care of you. Seek a Podiatrist to get t... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Seek a podiatrist: In order to diagnose any fracture, an x-ray is needed. Most of the time, a fracture will be obvious. Symptoms will NOT definitely tell you it is broke... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
I would not: Be thankful you don't have a loss of space between your toes.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
No worries: Happened to me 8 months ago. The nail is attached to the nail bed. When injury occurs, the union between the two gets disrupted and bleeding occurs un... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Depends...: How long has it been on? What kind of basketball are you talking about? I would strongly suggest walking first for a few days to get your strength and... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Orthotics...: I had the exact same problem. I continually sprained my ankle. It was all due to my foot structure. As soon as I got orthotics....in over 30 years, ha... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Wait, ice and rest: When I dove, the worst place we got sunburn was on the top of your feet. It made life pretty miserable. the best thing you can do is take ibuprofen, 4... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Many factors: humidity, altitude, oxygen tension, thermal are just a few examples. Dehydration as well as increasing the core body temp are very influential on rais... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Good question..: How did you get the blister? how long has it been there? Any pain at all? If it gets worse or more painful, see a Podiatrist for a full evaluation.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Too young...: It sounds like there is a back problem going on or some kind of nerve issue. tingling is a nerve symptom. The hard part is figuring out where it is co... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Anesthesia will tell: It will be up the the anesthesiologist as well as the surgeon to make that call. A fever would cancel it, but a sore throat may depending on the anest... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
It does gel....: Psoriasis can affect the toenails. The thicker nails can cause them to grow curved and can then push down the sides of the nails. May need to get it t... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
New shoes...: First and foremost, if you are running, NEED appropriate shoes. The wrong equipment WILL cause injury. I would rest, ice, NSAIDS for another week. If ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Needs an evaluation: It is very, very difficult to "pop your ankle out of place". That is a medical emergency. You may be having some kind of tendon issue going on that ti... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
There it is...: The code 711.89 is listed in the ICD-9-CM as "arthropathy associated with other infectious and parasitic diseases" arthropathy is defined as joint d... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Try mederma cream: Try a different over the counter cream called Mederma and see if that works. If no luck, see a plastic surgeon to see what other options are out there... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Possible...but : There are documented cases of being alleric to titanium, but it is not common. I really don't think it would cause nerve damage. Usually it is a rash.... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Very temporary...: need to see a Podiatrist. As soon as he removes the offending piece, your pain will be relieved much faster. It WILL NOT go away on its own.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Podiatrist: Your better off going to see a Podiatrist because they will not only help with the infection, but also give better advise on prevention.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Water is water...: The only thing temperature does is you can burn more calories with cold water because it takes energy to warm the water to body temp.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
You can't: Unfortunately, this is a tough problem to have. Sweating is a uncontrollable event that happens. You can try drying agents to see if it can be control... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Possible: Fasciitis pain has classic symptoms. Morning pain or getting up after sitting for a period of time. It usually is not obviously swollen and can affect... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Easy...: I guess it depends on why you are doing that. For muscle mass, which is heavier than fat, you can work out with higher weights to build muscle or you ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Another opinion: My suggestion is to see another doctor. How about a dermatologist to see if that will help.
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A female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Cold hands...warm...: Temperature is controlled by the nervous system. Brain sends signals to your extremities to monitor how much blood gets around. It is not an uncommon ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Give it time...: Sounds like a good case of frost bite or Raynauds disease. If it was the latter, it would have gotten better faster. Nerve injury takes a very long ti... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Depends: It really depends on where it is broken. If it is broken and non displaced other than the base of the bone...it is normal. He will take further x-rays... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Further examination.: It sounds like you need to see a Podiatrist so you can get to the bottom of your problem. There are a lot of questions that need to be asked if it is ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Need more help: First, if, in fact it is infected, you need to treat the infection with something. Hydrocolloid bandage is for healing open wounds It does work well, ... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mason is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mason is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! What should u do about sports? Should I have the school nurse check it
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'll have a try, much appreciated. Have a lovely day:).
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks! I have seen two Drs but my anxieties worry me

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University,
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1991

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