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Dr. Doug Mason

Podiatry
Clifton Park, NY
34 years experience male

Locations

Adirondack Foot Care

Clifton Park, NY

Address

950 Rt. 146, Clifton Park, NY
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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

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

142 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Sciatica: Sounds like you have a back or hip problem with referred pain into your leg. See a Chiropractor for a full evaluation.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
???: Need to be a little more specific in terms of what you mean when "blood is coming out".
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Look to your back: With no foot pathology, tingling refers to a nerve issue. There could be a lower back problem even though your back does not have pain. May need to se... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Need more info: first off, how do you know if it is torn? Have you had an MRI to see the extent? Calf muscle is the biggest and very important mover below the knee so... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
A long time...: Swimming is one of those exercises that the average person really doesn't loose weight unless you put in lots and lots of miles. Probably has somethin... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Dermatology: I would seek a Dermatologist to get a proper diagnosis on what is going on especially if you get it in your hands.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Maybe a back issue: How long does it take to occur? how long does it take to go away? Being in CA, it probably isn't related to weather. I would first try different shoes... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
A good ankle brace: First and foremost, ice, rest and NSAIDS will help. during your movement, get a good ankle brace or ASO brace specifically for this condition. That wi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Be patient...: Any fracture that occurs takes 6-8 weeks to heal and a year to completely remodel. The fibula is a Non weight bearing bone, so it heals well barring a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Get it checked.: Give it another week. If it does not improve, seek medical advise and have an x-ray to rule out any stress fractures
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Good idea..: If it is still that sore, needs to be seen by a qualified person. It may need a CAM walker boot to give it proper rest, possible PT. Keep using the ic... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Pump bump...: More than likely, the strap caused pain at the attachment of the achilles tendon on your heel. It is probably more of a bursitis. Use ice, ibuprofen, ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Maybe...: this is a hard question to answer because the two problems don't occur together all the time. Flat feet is not a good term. Upon walking, everyone's f... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Need more info: Your question is too vague. Be more specific. Where under your feet....when it occurs, how long has it been going on.....what makes it feel better and... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Needs an evaluation: Need more information regarding the injury. It would be very hard to JUST injure a nerve and nothing else. Burning, tingling, sharp, shooting pain ind... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Not serious...: It is common for blood to pool in the veins during inactivity as well as the gravity of the legs being the lowest point. If it bothers you, support st... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Not true: The radiation exposure is NOT higher than an x-ray. The background exposure to radiation in the state of Colorado is as much of radiation you get from... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
6-8 weeks.: What do you mean "heal"? Bone remodels over a course of a year. A stress fracture heals just the same as a complete break given the same environment. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Involved question...: HBOT works on increasing oxygen delivery to tissue that may not have good blood flow. Oxygen is imperative if you want healing to occur. http://www.... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Not really...: Calluses occur on the bottom of the feet while corns (heloma) form on toes. All about symantics.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Podiatric surgeon : I am sure your community has competent Podiatric surgeons that are more than capable of caring for your condition. There are several different treatme... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
May take months.: The calf muscle is a very important component in walking as well as keeping our balance. Without it, we could not stay upright. With that in mind, it ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Bad shoes: Blisters are the skin's reaction to high shearing forces. There is something that is rubbing on your skin causing them to develop. Correct the shoes w... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
What works for you.: As a runner, I could not eat before a race no earlier than 2 hours before race time. Eating pasta the night before can be helpful. I don't know if the... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Normal...: It sounds like you banged your foot hard enough that it bled under the skin. As it heals, the bruise comes out turning a blackish color. As the bruise... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
No home remedies...: If it has been a year, may want to have it checked out. The nail may need to be cut back and some kind of fungal treatment may need to be done to it.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Can be hurting them.: Microtrauma can cause the nails to bleed. It also depends on if you are taking a anticoagulant such as aspirin, coumadin, (warfarin) plavix, etc. It a... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Needs evaluation: Cracking or popping can be nothing more than a tendon moving over a prominence. Sprains are notorious for taking a very long time to heal. I would str... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Why?: You could if you tape them to your feet. Works well if you sleep walk without shoes.....Honestly, orthotics are functional. If you have no function, d... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Depends..: That is a great question. Depends on how bad it is as well as how aggressive your doctor is. A CAM boot WILL rest it quicker and get you back sooner. ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Topical: If you really need to do anything, a topical solution would be your best option. No nail treatment will work fast. Usually takes 7-9 months to see res... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Watching your intake: To loose weight, the goal is to burn off more calories than you consume. Fad diets do not last, but the initial reduction is usually water. Eat more f... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
RICE...: Rest, ice, compression and elevation. If you can take Ibuprofen, do that. Give it a few weeks. If no better, you need to seek medical attention
A member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Wait...: Give it a few days to see how it heals. Keep the abrasion clean and covered for a few days. Look for excessive redness, swelling or streaking. If that... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
X-rays..: I assume your surgeon knows about your accident. It is very unlikely that you pulled a screw out. An x-ray would give you a better picture of what is ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
X-ray: Ankle sprain are common to cause fracture of the 5th metatarsal. I would strongly get an x-rays to make sure it is not broken.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Need a physical: Being a runner, you need to check your "engine". There could be many things that cause your tiredness. A physical, blood work, etc would be a place to... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Tough question: Hypertrophic scars are hard to treat. May need to see a plastic surgeon to get a better perspective on your alternatives. 5th toes take a lot of sheer... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Needs an evaluation: Heel pain longer than this needs an evaluation from a Podiatrist. If you are limping regularly and has tried all "easy" options such as supportive sho... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Need more info: When? How? what were you wearing? needs to be known. Is the nail affected? where on your toe does it hurt? Ice, rest and appropriate shoes are your be... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Overuse issues: If you have not already seen a Podiatrist, I would....You just may need more support. Have you tried different shoes? If you let it go too far, it may... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
You can't: Making the assumption you want to loose size in your chest, you can't do it through exercise. I would see a Plastic surgeon for options.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Yes...: 5 FU is great for warts. I use it all the time. It sure better than burning them out. Have to be very persistent on putting it on.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Get it looked at.: Skin issues can be several factors. I would have your doctor or dermatologist look at it. It may be a simple solution of getting a stronger steroid cr... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Need more info: It really depends on how it happened, where it is on the bottom of your foot and how big it is as well as how long it has been there. In general, keep... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Inflammatory : Voltaren (diclofenac sodium) is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It is indicated for arthritis. It comes in pill for or in a topical gel formul... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Curve lasted shoe: I am in your shoes in terms of foot structure. We are in the minority. Most people have a flattened foot structure. Depending on how much you walk, yo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Seek a podiatrist: Many other questions need to be asked in order to answer this.....how long have you had it? activity level? past treatments? shoe styles? There are cl... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Can be normal..: It doesn't hurt to grow...but what can be uncomfortable is CHANGE....as we get bigger, things don't work like they used to. Kids are bigger, stronger,... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 34 years experience
Overall health: Diabetes is a very complicated disease. It is a multi organ condition that could affect some. Amputation is caused by poor circulation, bad infection/... 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

Awards

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