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Dr. Meeta Pancholi

Podiatry
PA
27 years experience female

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Podiatry

Languages spoken

English

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52 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Can be: repeated wearing of shoes that press toes to the point of numbness can lead to eventual nerve damage. Consider wearing shoes that give room to the toe... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Mri,ultrasound, exam: most often your specialist can figure this out with exam but ultrasound or MRI is helpful to confirm and see the extent of the problem
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Depends : if it is in good alignment, you may get more help from a foot/ankle specialist. As long as there is no broken skin, taping the toe and icing is a good... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Rest, ice, ace: ankle sprain can be initially treated with rest, ice, and compression with ace bandage or similar. Over the counter anti inflammatory meds (ibuprofen... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Yes: if you have pain, then see a foot/ankle specialist
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Need to see it: Really need to see what the spots look like before making any suggestions
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Physical: the discs in the spine can press on nerves that go all the way to the feet. A nerve compression can result in a "bruise" to the nerve with left over s... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Specialist : stress fractures are still fractures and need 6-8 weeks to heal. If you are still having pain then the reason for it happening needs to be looked into... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Yes...ibuprofen : For heel pain it is often overuse. Ice helps very much and ibuprofen taken over the counter for a few days can help too. If the pain lingers, see a f... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Sharp, burning: Nerve pain can be burning, shooting, sharp. It can also present as numbness/tingling. It may follow a certain path which is a nerve branch or be gener... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Poss from back: even though the pains are in your legs, it may be coming from your back as nerve compression. Changes in position are typical of nerve pain arising fr... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Need photo : need a photo to see what this looks like and some background when it began
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
May need surgery: if a fracture has healed in poor alignment, you may need surgery to have it corrected.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Tendon: a major tendon of the foot attaches to the navicular, or in your case the accessory navicular. Pulling at this attachment is painful and is a typical... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Not necessarily : Swelling often occurs when feet are down. This happens more when if you are overweight and with heat/humidity. It can also be a sign of high blood pr... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Should not: lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) is an antifungal intended for intact skin not wounds. A wound culture can help determine if an antifungal i... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
No: you cannot put pressure to the area that the wound vac is in or it will lose its adhesion.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
You don't : a Charcot foot is a recurrent risk. It can be realigned if it is inactive but surgical intervention is to provide a better walking platform, not to c... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Yes : depending on the flexibility of the foot and the strength of the tendons of the foot different surgical options are available. Some are simple, and s... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
No: they are typically present from too much pressure in an area or poor blood flow. See a foot specialist to help resolve them
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Ideally no: depends how far along you are in the healing process. Too much movement will probably just irritate your foot/ankle. Ultimately, you should check wit... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Unlikely: a thick toenail can occur from repeated trauma or fungal infection. Either way the nail root is affected and consultation with a podiatrist is best fo... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Yes: helpful in early stages. Rehab after ankle sprain is important for long term improvement/preventing recurrenec
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Ignore: Wear supportive shoes for daily wear. Maintain flexibility in your feet by stretching /flexing toes.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
From elevated sugars: a common complaint of someone who has diabetes is that they may notice worse numbness tingling after meals (especially high carb/sugar). See a family ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Ice/compression: while the injury is new ice is better along with compression(ace bandage) to get the swelling down and pain managed. Ibuprofen can help as well. If yo... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Maybe: if you are guarding because of pain then hopefully this will correct as you strengthen. If this is an old injury and the foot position is what you hav... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Not really: they can feel similar. A clinical exam helps best to determine one from the other as Xray does not always show stress fracture. Best to see a foot spe... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
See foot specialist: if your feet are truly flat, there is unlikely to be a best treatment. Treatment should be chosen based on your goals. An active person may not have e... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
See a foot doctor: depending on how severe it is it may need to be removed
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Foot/ankle dr: a foot and ankle specialist can help determine the cause
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Yes: ultimately anything that minimizes the stress in the bones will help give it time to heal (6-8 weeks)
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Depends on nail: a thick nail responds better to oral antifungal. A thinner discolored nail may respond to topical antifungal solution. Creams have not been shown to e... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Wear brace: as the injury is already over a month old, hard to know how severely is without knowing what you may have done with at home treatment or how the injur... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
See a foot dr: this can be early Arthritis. A foot specialist can help decide what treatments can work for you
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Podiatrist, derm: a podiatrist can help you treat this condition as well as a dermatologist
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Ignore: Physical therapy/rehab after injury helps to prevent recurrent sprains in the future.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Yes : if you are walking differently, then you may strain your knees, hip, back
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
See foot doctor: recurrent infection means that the reason for the problem has not been resolved. See a foot specialist
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Yes but use medicine: antifungal topical medication will work better to clear your condition.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Nerve injury: swelling may be present from inflammation of ankle or tendon covering (sheath). The tingling, numbness, burning is typical of nerve. This can be from ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Yes: xrays look at bone and show shadows of soft tissue. Soft tissue problems are seen by other studies
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Have to culture: An infection arises when bacteria (most often) or fungus overwhelm the body's ability to control it. An open wound is not always infected but can be h... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Arthritis or overuse: Aching in the ankles can occur from overuse with recent activity or with early arthritis.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Tape to next toe: taping a broken toe next to the neighboring toe helps to stabilize it while healing
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
See your doctor: this can represent the start or active infection
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Nerve problems: numbness is typically associated with nerve problems. It may be a local nerve, neuropathy, or even from the spine. See a specialist to find out.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Yes: warts are from viruses and therefore can certainly spread. Have them treated by a foot specialist.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
Not good: needs to be cleaned and likely antibiotic to prevent infection as shoe in a wound is very dirty. See a foot/wound specialist
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 27 years experience
No: This fracture is in a spot that can be reinjured easily as the tendon attachment is there. Bone takes 6-8 weeks to mend even though it may not hurt. ... Read More

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Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1995MD

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