Doctor Q&A for Dr. David Moats

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Moats
36 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Doctors often will give an antibiotic to prevent infection following surgery and ampicillin is a good choice.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Moats
36 years experience Podiatry
Allergic vs normal: Under conditions you listed chest pain/chest tightness if this is since the ant bite you may be having a serious allergic reaction and need to go the ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Moats
36 years experience Podiatry
Need evaluation: Yes, being bow-legged can affect the way you walk. Any bone or joint in a less than optimal position can affect ones gait or stance. Suggest you see ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Moats
36 years experience Podiatry
Type of bites: I have seen such bites on many patients but the key factor is what bit you? Ants, mosquitos, noseeums(beach). If infected you need to see your health ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Moats
36 years experience Podiatry
Infection?: Any surgery can result in an infection. However, infection 8 months later is rare. Blood work and special bone scans would be needed to make sure if y ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Moats
36 years experience Podiatry
Over-use syndrome: This could be an over-use syndrome, a muscle/tendon strain or tear. Seek professional help to determine the severity in case you are making a minor in ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Moats
36 years experience Podiatry
Several factors: Yes or no depending on the bone fractured, the alignment of the bone(displaced or not), the radiographic signs of healing, how much and how long weigh ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Moats
36 years experience Podiatry
No: Anatomically, there are no lymph nodes in that area.
A female asked:
Dr. David Moats
36 years experience Podiatry
Possibly: I have treated two patients in which the ultrasound was negative for clots but on repeat ultrasound 2 weeks later the test did show clots. However, in ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Moats
36 years experience Podiatry
Not at all: Most likely the size of the hands and feet are genetic so you could ask your parents/grandparents about others in the family with similar sized hands/ ... Read More
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