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Dr. Angelo Mitsos

Podiatry
New Castle, PA
41 years experience male

Locations

Angelo J. Mitsos, D.P.M.

New Castle, PA

Address

3124 Wilmington Road, Suite 106, New Castle, PA
Directions

Practice website

Fax

(724) 656-1683

About

Bio

Over 30 years experience in foot and ankle surgery.

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

Greek

Doctor Q&A

185 Answers
40 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Rule out neuroma: If there is sharp radiating pain in the ball of the foot near the base of the third and fourth toe this could be a neuroma. A neuroma would also feel... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Great toe motion: The main thing is to work on range of motion exercises for the great toe. This can be done at home or sometimes a physical therapist can be used.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Not necessarily: By a "foot ortho surgeon" i assume you are referring to an orthopedic surgeon who is specializing in feet. There are many excellent podiatry practice... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Just one side?: Unilateral swelling without trauma could suggest venous insufficiency or thrombophlebitis. A venous doppler or ultrasound can help make the diagnosis.... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Replenish: Orange juice would help replenish fluids and nutrients lost from the symptoms of withdrawal: vomiting, diarrhea, and sweating.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Check Circulation: In older patients the lower extremity circulation should be evaluated. For younger patients evaluation for nerve pathology in the lower back or legs w... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Bunions: You should seek a board certified foot surgeon who not only performs bunion and foot surgery on a regular basis (weekly) but who can show you before a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Keep Feet Dry: Don't worry so much about the bacteria. Microorganisms like to grow in a moist, dark and warm environment. This includes the fungus that causes athl... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Usually not: A Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack weans you off the Prednisone to help reduce side effects. I have found cortisone injections to be more effecti... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Keep Feet Dry: Perspiration is the underlying culprit. Techniques to keep feet dry would include: foot powder, absorbent socks (cotton/wool...Avoid synthetics like n... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Possibly: If it is small and superficial it will come out as the outer layer of skin sloughs off. Observation is important to check for infection daily. Removal... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Could become painful: People with high arches place more pressure on the bottom of the heels and on the balls of the feet. Waking without adequate arch support could lead ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
X-rays needed: X-rays are needed to rule out lateral malleolus (ankle) fracture or possible 5th metatarsal base (foot) fracture. Remember "rice" : rest, ice, comp... Read More
A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Surgery: In severe cases, especially those that do not respond to conservative treatments, surgical fusion of the rearfoot joints can provide significant relie... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Possible neuroma: If the pain is between the 3rd toe (middle) and the 4th toe, next to little toe, this is most likley a morton's neuroma. This is an enlargement of the... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Hallux Limitus: X-rays would easily show degenerative or osteoarthritis of the great toe joint. Depending on the severity, there are a variety of surgical procedures ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Not long term: While a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack can reduce inflammation in the short term, it would be important to determine the underlying cause of th... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Sesamoiditis?: See a podiatrist. X-rays will determine if there is a sesamoid bone fracture or abnormality in these two bones under the great toe joint.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Insulin resistance: The more high glycemic foods we eat the more we are contributing to decreased Insulin sensitivity and increasing Insulin resistance. The problem is t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
No: Not recommended as this can increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Try New Balance: I prefer wide, soft and deep with good arch supprt. New balance includes all of these features.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Airdyne Bike: An airdyne bike has foot rests and handles for upper body motion. Swimming would also be recommended.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Bunion Complication: Probably most common complication of bunion surgery is shifting of weight to the lateral portion of the foot. If bunion surgery included cutting of th... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Several: This modality can increase blood flow to the injured part and can help relax muscle spasms. Electrical stimulation would also contract muscles and he... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Insulin resistance: When we consume too many high glycemic foods too much Insulin is released into the blood stream. This eventually leads to Insulin resistance, metaboli... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Social cultural ego: Not only do women seek medical care more often than men, they also generally have a much higher tolerance for pain....Thus the reason women are the on... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Inserts: Spenco insoles reduce friction. Custom orthotics can balance feet and accommodate for bone deformities. Keeping feet dry can help. Also try two pair... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
No: Colchicine is used for acute attacks. See your physician for better approaches for long term prevention.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Insulin resistance: Today our diets are loaded with artificial sweeteners. This is what is in diet products and sugar free products. Science is now showing that theses ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Several: Heart disease, smoking, raynaud's syndrome, caffeine and diabetes can all contribute to poor circulation in the extremities.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Safe: The tens is adjusted by a hand held controller which usually contains the batteries. You may need a little trial and error. Our office uses the nati... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Can try: It may help some. Rubbing ice on the skin can also help.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Ingrown Nail: If the pain is at the edge of the toenail, this could be a classic ingrown nail. This can also become red and swollen in time. An ingrown nail can b... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Urgent care centers: If you are looking for care outside the hospital er, there are urgent care centers popping up all over the country. These would be "med express" faci... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Probably: This is one of the possible side effects.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Veins and Arteries: Venous insufficiency involves poor return of blood flow back up the leg in the veins to the heart. Peripheral vascular disease involves poor blood fl... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Different: Indomethacin is a non steroidal anti inflammatory drug. Percocet is a narcotic analgesic. Both can be effective, however consult with your doctor f... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
High glycemic: Even though honey is natural, it is a high glycemic food and thus would not be helpful in weight management. I use a acai, kiwi all natural sweetener... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Structure: Sesamoiditis without an injury is usually seen in a high arched foot where there is more pressure on the ball of the foot. Another common deformity t... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
About 4 to 8 weeks: In a hallux rigidus condition the motion in the great toe joint is severely reduced. Only removing the spurring around the joint doesn't improve moti... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Yes, can help: Shin splints is an inflammation in the leg bones at the junction where the muscle attaches usually due to overworking of these muscles in flat feet or... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Achilles anchor: A true haglund's deformity can usually be removed without interfering with the achilles tendon because it is at the superior lateral part of the heel ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Low Glycemic Index: Current science is revealing that not only is it important to consume low glycemic foods and beverages, but we must avoid diet products, artificial sw... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Low glycemic foods: Focus on low glycemic foods preferably all natural and try to avoid artificial sweeteners, diet products and sugar free products.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Painful lump: The wart is usually felt as a lump that causes some discomfort especially if it is on the bottom of the foot. You may be able to see some dark spots ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Motrin side effects: Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; gas; headache; heartburn; nausea; stomach pain or upset.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Plantar Fasciitis: The most common condition is plantar fasciitis especially if there is pain getting out of bed in the morning and after sitting down for a period of ti... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Tendonitis: Assuming there was no traumatic injury, you could have an achilles tendonitis if the pain is in the back of your heel. If the pain is in the arch the... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Orthotics: Orthotics can be helpful. Over the counter or if necessary custom made orthotics are available. See a podiatrist if the pain continues.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 41 years experience
Less pain: Less pain, redness and swelling. Do not suffer if the pain continues. Removal of an ingrown nail is an easy in office procedure.

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Jan 10, 2015
Dr. Mitsos is extremely knowledgeable and caring about the patient's total health. He's an expert Dr/Surgeon, and would be my first choice & recommendation. Dr is also VERY health & wellness oriented.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mitsos is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mitsos is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 1981MD

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 1981MD

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Medical Advisory Board of Boresha International (www.SkinnyDoctor.com)
American Board of Podiatric Surgery (http://www.abps.org)
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