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Dr. Vern Christensen

Podiatry
Amory, MS
27 years experience male

Locations

Foot Specialists of Mississippi

Amory, MS

Address

1107 Earl Frye Blvd, Suite 1, Amory, MS, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(662) 257-2399

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Assurant Inc

Cigna

Medicare

Mississippi Insurance

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Alabama

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Tricare

UMR

UnitedHealthcare

Wellmark Inc

About

Bio

Dr. Christensen has been practicing podiatric medicine and surgery for 21 years. He is dual board certified in foot surgery and wound management. His areas of interest are reconstructive surgery, limb preservation, diabetic foot, and sports injuries. He currently serves as Chief of Staff at North Mississippi Medical Center-Gilmore Amory.

Specialties
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Podiatry

Wound care

Doctor Q&A

29 Answers
11 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Possibly impingement: The anterior ankle joint may become painful when the foot is excessively dorsiflexed during activity. The soft tissue or joint capsule becomes "pinch... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Start with alignment: Excessive pronation is the motion you are describing and it causes poor alignment beginning at the feet creating problems with the knees, hips and low... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Be aware: Shin splints are a common injury for active individuals and are caused by the anterior muscle pulling from its attachment on the tibia (bone in the le... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Nerve compression: History of lower back injury, pain? compressed nerves in lower back at levels L4,5, S1,2 can create this type of symptoms. The disks serve as spacers... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Possible scar: If the most superficial layer of skin is involved in the blistering the chances of scaring are low, but the deeper the involvement in the skin the hig... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Therapy /alignment: typically ligament repair is performed to increase stability and tighten structures. Physical therapy can assist to increase muscle strength and prop... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Your: Your leg muscles work like pumps to help keep the legs and ankles from swelling-so, keep moving.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Replenish fluids: Muscle cramps can be a symptom of dehydration due to the bodies inability to transfer needed electrolytes in and out of the muscles. Water is critica... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Possible neuroma: your symptoms sound nerve related. When nerves are compressed in the forefoot region they become inflamed and sometimes injured. This condition is ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Yes.: The redness and swelling are part of the bodies reaction to the bee sting. The histamine reaction and swelling of the toe are likely the reason for t... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Medial heel pain: If you are referring to the "inside of your heel" -or side closest to your other foot- this could be medial band pain from the plantar fascia which ca... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Toenail fungus: terbinafine cream is for topical (skin) antifungal treatment and will not penetrate into the toenail for effective treatment. Specific toenail prod... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Ignore: Always clean and dry between your toes well to prevent excessive moisture and possible foot fungus.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Podiatrist: I think you mean podiatrist. They specialize in medical and surgical treatment of the lower extremities. Additionally they are trained in biomecha... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Depends on bone loss: When hardware is removed from bone there is a "hole" or deficit of bone. Depending on the size and quantity of harware this deficit could be signific... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Not toes, but foot.: The gastroc and soleus muscles do not plantarflex the toes they plantarflex the foot. These 2 muscle come together and form the achilles tendon attac... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Possibly: If the initial ankle injury involved the joint surface, pain can persist for a long time. Anytime a joint is involved in injury it is possible for po... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Don't take lightly: ligaments attach bone to bone and help provide structure and stability to the foot. Injuries involving ligaments can take 4-6 wks to heal and require... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Bleach for fungus: Bleach is one of the most effective ways to disinfect for fungus. Remember to launder all of your socks, sheets, etc... In a good bleach detergent. ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Leg: Leg cramps can be relieved by drinking 6-8 oz of tonic water.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Ignore: Biotin is a natural supplement to improve appearance of hair, skin and nails.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Re-do toe data: If it was just the TBI to the one big toe, the results of the entire study are not invalid. The TBI to the great toe should be performed again. Many... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Big toe pain: History of gout? Draw blood and check for uric acid levels. If elevated then gout is a more definitive diagnosis. Any history of unusual activity ,... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Stress related: Lupus or Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) symptoms can vary from person to person. Anytime the body goes through a surgery-especially one with post... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Depends on the cause: If the cause of the split in the nail was a traumatic injury, then the nail matrix at the back of the nail could be damaged and this would cause perma... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Ignore: Red hot swollen painful toe soak well check shoes trim nails straight happy toes walking better too.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Possible scaring: When skin injuries go deep into the skin, past the dermal/epidermal junction which is between these 2 layers , then scaring will occur. I have noti... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Ignore: Remove your shoes and socks at your next appointment--this makes it difficult to miss your intention.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Ignore: Flexibility is the key to reducing stress and fatigue in the feet. Stretch those calves and feet.

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Testimonials
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Great doctor and surgeon! Really cares about his patients, and he uses his knowledge and training to deliver expert care.
Mar 3, 2015
dedicated and smart
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Christensen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) I read psychiatrist somewhere else They must have mint podiatrist.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you! I have an appt in 2 days. I'm ready for relief!!
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Thank you for your answer this clears up a lot of confusion! :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine,
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

FLORIDA HOSPITAL

Awards

Eagle Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America
Outstanding Leadership Award, OUM Insurance Group
President's Award for Outstanding Leadership, Florida Pathology Associates

Affiliations

American College Of Foot And Ankle Surgeons- Fellow
American Society of Podiatric Surgeons-Fellow
American Board of Wound Management-Diplomate

Publications

Spinal stenosis. A common cause of podiatric symptoms SM Goldman, JD Funk and VM Christensen Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association Mar...
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