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Dr. Sanjay Patel

Podiatry
Milford, CT
33 years experience male

Locations

Family Foot Care & Surgery, LLC

Milford, CT

Address

309 Seaside Ave, Suite 202, Milford, CT, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 2:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

2038767649

Insurances accepted

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Aetna

ConnectiCare Health Plans

Cigna

Harvard Pilgim Health Care

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

Private Healthcare Systems, Inc (PHCS)

About

Bio

I am a board certified foot surgeon. I have over 22 years of experience in the field of podiatric medicine and podiatric surgery. My only goal is to make your feet feel good and pain free, while providing good, honest, caring, compassionate footcare.

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

80 Answers
107 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Heel spurs: never go away but the symptoms can be reduced or eliminated. Bone that is formed causing spurs does not disappear unless you have it surgically remove... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Ingrown nail 2 years: you should see a podiatrist, who will fix the ingrown nail for you. A podiatrist specializes in this procedure.
A female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Numb toe: may be due to tight shoes or a pinch nerve. Also if you have chronic pain in your feet then have a podiatrist look at them for examination.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Red dots: near toes could be an extension of fungus onto the skin from your toenail. Get some help and see a podiatrist or skin doctor for more clarification an... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Floppy skin: should be left alone. sounds like a large blister you have had, best to leave blister roof skin intact as it acts as a nature's bandaid and aids in th... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Small freckle : can be of concern depending on the size of it or if you have a history or skin cancer. Best to have a foot doctor or dermatologist check it out!
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
You can trim the: loose nail carefully as long as there is no redness or drainage near the nail or surrounding the nail, in that case seek help from a foot specialist
A female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Bruised ankle: sounds like a significant injury. If you continue to have pain with swelling and difficulty bearing weight bearing, please see foot specialist for eva... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Tips of toes numb: can be due to number of reasons, including tight or improper sized shoe-gear, due to cold weather or nerve pinching etc. If your symptoms continue the... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Bruised foot: needs to be looked at, see a foot doctor for exam and xrays for evaluation and treatment.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Tingling in the: ankle and foot could be due to a pinch nerve in your leg or mose commonly from your lower back. See a back specialist and have it looked at.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Gout: can be helped with drinking fluids to flush out uric acid to reduce symptoms. I have no direct knowledge of using Apple cider vinegar as a benefit, ho... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Left foot/toes: numbness with pain is not normal. Did you do any activities on it or injured it? Are you on your feet a lot in shoes all day? Are shoes tight? You may... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Pain in shin: area takes a while for your body to adjust to running. Make sure you are not running up an incline and also make sure you are stretching before runnin... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Barefoot: is fine for now. If you like, comfortable soft booties will also suffice. Once walking fairly well then I would try proper shoes.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Base of the toe: pain near the metatarsal may be the joint capsule bothering you or possible nerve problem. See your podiatrist for treatment.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Sprained ankle needs: to be seen and examined along with X-ray to see if any bone demage occurred and or ligament strain. See a foot ankle doctor as soon as you can especia... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Painful injured: foot may be broken but you will need xrays to find out, this was you can be properly treated for best healing outcome.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Ignore: Drink lots of fluids, avoid alcohol and reduce intake of proteins like shellfish, red meat!!
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Dark skin on foot: could have been dead skin that becomes dark with dirt or it could have been a fungus type of skin issue, either way if removing it and creaming helps,... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Toes burn at night: needs to be evaluated by a doctor. Don't worry so much about how the toes look, Doctor's are professionals and would not judge you on that.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Itchy bump: with clear liquid can be due to skin fungus infection or athlete's foot. To be sure it is not skin inflammation or infection, you should see a podiatr... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Ignore: Do keep your nails trimmed regularly, keep them filed down and try OTC topical medications.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
First make sure you: have warts. If it is a wart, getting rid of them with tea tree oil or other naural topicals may or may not work well. Warts are from viruses and may n... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Sweaty and Smelly: Where I come from sweaty and smelly are not necessarily considered healthy feet! In fact they may be feet that need some help! See your foot doctor.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Yes: anything that occurs in the foot, you should seek help from a podiatrist
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Right foot pain: on inside could possibly something called planter fascitis. Make sure you are wearing good supportive shoes and seek a foot doctors help if pain persi... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Chronic ankle: sprains occuring frequently could be due to loose or ligament laxity of your ankle ligaments. Besides seeing a specialist, use high top shoes and/or a... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Pain in sole: may due to altered gait. You may have been placing more weight on front of the foot to avoid pain in the heel and slowly the sole pain should subside,... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
With compartment: syndrome, you will also tend to have numbness and tingling into your foot. Also it is very painful. You may have a muscle problem on left side, best t... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Ingrown nail painful: 10 months post removal can be due to few reasons. You may have regrowth of ingrown nail or you may have a matrix cyst formed in corner or slightly mo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
CMT swimming: is a wonderful thing, great exercise to do. Swimming is less jarring on your joints and you will feel wonderful afterwards.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Probably not going: to clear true nail fungus. Fungus is a hard thing to cure with topical medications as the mold gets inside and under your nail. Most likely you can cl... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Fracture: is possible, have it looked at and have an Xray taken for further evaluation and proper treatment.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
You should see: a foot specialist- Podiatrist or a dermatologist for nail fungus problems.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Ignore: Flip Flops are for sand and public bathrooms or showers. All else cases wear proper shoes for suppor.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Removal a bunion: means having surgical correction of the deformity. A proper surgery and procedure should correct the bunion and the chances of regrowth should be very... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Neuroma treatment: can be varied. Most important thing to understand is what caused the neuroma. Was it a tight pair of shoes that aggrevate it or an activity where the ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Hard lump on bunion: sounds like enlarged bone with soft tissue swelling on top of the big toe joint area and it is irritated by shoes, especially shoes that crowd the toe... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Swollen ankle: should be looked at by your surgeon. Swelling can be due to the original injury and or the surgery that followed. It can also be post operative swelli... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Ankle impingement: healing due to an injury can be helped with a boot, ankle brace, rest, ice etc. However, if it is due to a bone spur or bone enlargement which would c... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Lumps on feet: could be swelling or cysts etc.....see a podiatrist for further help.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
2nd digit can be: related to the bunion next door as the big toe is pushing on the little toe. The 2nd toe could have pressure or mis aligned due to enlearged bunion. Y... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Cyst in the foot: will be evaluated by the doctor you are seeing. They will determine after examination if indeed it is a cyst or something else. If further diagnostic ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Pain under 3rd toe: could be due to local irritation of tissues in your foot near base of the toes or it could be also a local nerve issue as well. See a foot specialist ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Skin: may be irritated or possibly infected locally, have it looked at and see if you need antibiotics soon as you can.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Lump: on side of foot without a visual is difficult but could be a cyst or bone protuding. Wear proper shoes to avoid rubbing in area and if symptoms such ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Exercise: while taking antibiotics is generally fine, make sure you drink plenty of liquids to keep yourself hydrated while you are recuperating from your illne... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Foot pain: in morning should be evaluated by a foot doctor. You will need xrays and good exam of the feet.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Itching: after working all day wearing shoes is most likey some type of a skin fungus infection, try to keep your feet dry as possible, switch socks in middle ... Read More

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Dr. Patel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dr. Patel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you your answer eased my worries many thanks
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine,
Graduated 1989MD

Awards

Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015

Affiliations

APMA
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