Dr. Seth Steber

Podiatry
Palmerton, PA
29 years experience male

Locations

Office

Palmerton, PA

Address

3295 Forest Inn Rd., Set. 4, Palmerton, PA
Directions

Fax

6108247229

About

Bio

Hospital employed Foot & Ankle Surgeon. Enjoys all aspects of podiatrist medicine with emphasis on foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, ankle arthroscopy and lower extremity wound care.

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

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Interesting??: For a 40 yo with this presentation it would be helpful to see a picture. Possibly psoriasis. Recommend a doctor evaluation for definitive diagnosis.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Try Urea cream: If you find yourself using a pumice stone all the time then get a prescription for urea cream. This should help as a long-term solution.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Many: There are many treatments for a Charcot foot. These include non-weight bearing with casting, accommodative bracing such as an Arizona brace, Richie br... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Less than normal: After and ankle replacement, you will have less than normal motion. However, it is significantly better than having a fusion.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
A few more years: You are too young for an ankle replacement. You should look for a good foot and ankle surgeon who can do an ankle arthroscopy and clean out your joint... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
See a podiatrist: See a podiatrist who can perform a diagnostic ultrasound. This can determine how bad your condition is. After a year and still present you can conside... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Get checked: I doubt this is a blood clot however it is always better to play it safe and get it checked out by a foot and ankle specialist or at least your family... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Tendinitis: Likely this is due to a tendinitis of the tendons in front of the ankle. You should have this evaluated to make sure it is not a joint problem.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Where is pain?: Need more information. Could be as simple as plantar fasciitis or a nerve injury. Give more descriptive info: quality of pain (ie: sharp, burning, thr... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Plantar fasciitis : What you're describing is classic planter fasciitis. You can look this up online. You should do calf stretching, massage the plantar fascia ligament a... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
More details: A picture would be helpful. May be as simple as thick skin lesions, athletes foot or a wart. Always best to have a podiatrist check it out.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Tarsal tunnel: It sounds like you are describing a tarsal tunnel type syndrome. This can be evaluated with an EMG. You should see a good foot and ankle specialist to... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Get evaluated: Although it may be a tick bite. You should see a dermatologist to make sure it is not a type of psoriasis. A diagnosis is warranted.
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A female asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Yes: Likely this is plantar fasciitis. You can do stretching. You can buy a plantar night splint or a Straussberg sock to help at night. Appropriate shoe g... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Need exam: Is there any history of trauma? You require a thorough examination to get the correct treatment.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Get orthotics: This is normal for flat footed people, how are you should look into an orthotic for other alternatives to correct your posture.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Nerve injury: Possibly there is injury to the posterior tibial nerve. You should ask your surgeon regarding this possibility. Sometimes it may take six months to a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Pain all the time: The main reason for an ankle replacement is chronic pain and a posttraumatic situation. Other alternatives include fusion, ankle arthroscopy and ankle... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Get it evaluated: There's a good chance this is simple planter fasciitis. However, you should make sure it is not a stress fracture of your heel bone. See your local fo... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Nerve entrapment: Tarsal tunnel is a nerve entrapment which is anatomically similar to the carpal tunnel in the wrist.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
The best: Expect the best. You may be maybe the hospital for 1 to 3 days. You may be nonweightbearing for 4-8 weeks. Expect your full recovery to take one year... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Forever : Unfortunately, once you experience drop foot with Charcot Marie tooth it will last indefinitely. You should continue strengthening exercises. MAFO bra... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Check back: Make sure you don't have a lumbar back issue or a common fibular nerve entrapment
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Verify healing: You need to verify healing of fracture and then you can ambulatory per your doctor's instructions.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
X-ray?: If you hadn't an X-Ray, get an x-ray. Look for a stress fracture. Other possibilities already neuroma and capsulitis.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Extensor tendinitis.: Pain in front of ankle is likely extensor tendinitis in lieu of no injury.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
See a podiatrist : If you can not walk on it then you likely have damaged your ligaments. X-rays may be negative. See a foot and ankle specialist and get evaluated
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Sure: There is no reason why you cannot exercise with a wound VAC. As long as you're not doing something to strenuous you will be fine.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Multiple: Circulation disorders, immune disorders, swelling, pressure and non-compliance are some of the reasons for delayed wound healing
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Plantar fasciitis??: There's a good chance what you have is planter fasciitis. However, this should be evaluated by a local podiatrist for a definitive diagnosis. You can ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
No cure: There is no cure for Charcot's joint. The joint needs to be stabilized. Charcot reconstruction is indicated when instability occurs.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Possibly: You're developing a delayed union. If you're not seeing a specialist already you should. It may be too early for a bone stimulator for your doctor can... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
10-15+ years: Most ankle replacement should last at least 10 to 15 years.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
1 year: Typically it takes one year to recover from an ankle replacement.this does not mean you will be tied up for one year, however, you should expect this ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Pain, swelling: Fractures are usually associated with pain and swelling to the foot with or without recalling any trauma. Usually there is pain upon weight bearing,... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Possibly...: There maybe herbal remedies such as a original oil, however, if it is truly a diabetic foot infection you need traditional medicine in order to heal... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Some: I would not recommend aggressive running, jumping after ankle replacement. Normal walking will be fine. You have to adjust your lifestyle especially i... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Stretch: If there is no injury then you should perform calf stretching exercises as well as massage the bottom of your foot. If you can take an anti-inflammato... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Seek treatment: Your best option at this point time is to find a good podiatrist and have them do an incision and drainage to remove the remaining foreign bodies so y... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Technically yes.: Technically yes. A hangnail is an ingrown toenail and can be considered a partial thickness wound. You should see your podiatrist to get this taken ca... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Yes: I think oral Lamisil (terbinafine) is one of the best oral medications for fungus toenails. You need to make sure your liver is in good condition. Lam... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Usually surgery: Bullet wounds should be surgically inspected and the debrided. Appropriate antibiotics should be administered. You need to be monitored closely for an... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Normal?: This could be normal wear and tear or possibly an underlying injury or instability. You need to have your foot type evaluated to see if you require an... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Think nerve: Without a history of trauma you need to look for a nerve injury. See a foot and ankle specialist for an evaluation
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Not sure : You need to have circulation evaluated. Possibly a biopsy of lesion to make sure it is not a type of cancer. Remove all sources of pressure.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Consider CRPS: Consider Comllex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).it is a pain syndrome that necessitates immediate attention
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Plantar fasciitis : The most likely diagnosis is planter fasciitis. This is inflammation of your large ligament that inserts into your heel bone. You should get this eval... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Ankle sprain?: Do you sustain an ankle sprain? Bruising along he ankle is suspicious for an injury. Have it looked at by your foot and ankle specialist.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Need Specialist: A stress fracture in the metatarsal usually heals uneventfully and certainly within a 10 week period. You need to see if the fracture is still present... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry 29 years experience
Call your doc: Would recommend venous Doppler even tho DDimer normal.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I appreciate your advice with regards to seeing a specialist- thank you.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine,
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

Wm. B Kessler Memorial Hospital

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor
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Affiliations

American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons
American Board of Wound Management
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