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Dr. Daniel Kirk

Podiatry
Bluffton
18 years experience male

Locations

Bluffton Foot and Ankle, LLC

Bluffton

Address

148 N. Main Street, Bluffton
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Fax

4193580240

Insurances accepted

BCS Insurance Company

About

Bio

I am a podiatrist that has been in practice for 10 years. I have treated all foot and ankle conditions both medically and surgically. My main focus is in diabetic foot care and wound care, but I see any foot or ankle condition.

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Podiatry

Licenses

United States: Ohio

Doctor Q&A

44 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Could be multiple: Issues, for your age most likely would be a tendon issue unless you have had trauma to both ankles. It could be related to your foot structure and you... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Offload the area: You will likely need an orthotic in your shoe to keep pressure and stress from the area, this will help to prevent recurrence. There is always a possi... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Depends: Hypocure works good as long as you have a flexible flatfoot. The recovery is relatively fast and you should be able to do whatever you would want to. ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Foot swelling: is an accumulation of fluid in the foot, this can be from injury, venous problems, post surgical or infection. These types give you pitting edema, mea... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
No it is not: Your right toenail got injured from the trauma of kicking the chair. You can try some epsome salt soaks and if it does not get better see your doctor
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Possible nerve issue: If you have had this feeling since the surgery sometimes the nerves in the skin are irritated. If it is new it could indicate infection or scar adhesi... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Sounds like nerve: issue, if this is recent you can make sure you are getting plenty of water and stretch, but if it continues you should be evaluated as there are many ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Probably a nerve: Buzzing typically is related to an irritated nerve, this could be around the toe and irritated from your shoes, it could be from further up your leg o... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Not necessarily: If his feet are very swollen this can cause cracks in the skin and cause the skin to blister or peel. This could be due to eczema or just from the swe... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Malfunctioning vein: Reflux just means that when you had the test bloodflow was forced back down toward your foot. This is usually a valve issue in the vein. Your doctor c... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Get evaluated: You probably strained the posterior tibial tendon along with possible ligament sprain. you should rest, ice, compress, and elevate the foot and use an... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Use yourself: You can get a good workout using your own body weight as the resistance. Such exercises as push-ups, sit-ups, wall squats, leg raises will get your he... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
No: If you have toenail fungus this would not cause tingling or numbness. If you had athletes foot it can cause burning and pain. The numbness and tinglin... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Could be many reason: If it is all of them it could be vascular, it depends on when it happens it could be pressure if the nails are pressing or the shoes, or your socks. T... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Skin condition: There are many different skin conditions that could cause this from dermatitis/eczema, psorisis, or something more serious. Depends on how long it has... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Unlikely : If you wear socks you are not likely to pick up anything.
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Possible wart: This sounds like a wart you can try OTC salicylic acid, just follow the directions on the bottle. If it is not gone in about 3-4 weeks or is getting ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Multilple reasons: They probably feel hot because they are peeling and the nerves are irritated. Why they are peeling could be from an allergic reaction, dermititis, ath... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Tendon issue: In the area you are describing this is posterior tibial tendonitis, if it has been going on for 1 1/2 years you may have damage to the tendon and shou... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Offloading: If the MRI is negative or even before that you can take the pressure off of the sesamoids with an orthotic or padding in your shoes, this should help ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Probably not: This sounds like nerve pain, if it is intermittent look at the exercise you are doing when it occurs. If it is on both sides of the leg you may have a... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Swelling in one: extremity usually indicates the issue is in that extremity, it could be arthritis, venous issue, injury. you did not say if it is painful or not. you ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Could be many things: This could be tendonitis in which case you can stretch and use antiinflamatories. If multiple joints are stiff and getting worse this could be a syst... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Sounds like neuritis: It sounds like you irritated the nerve running on the top of your foot going down to the great toe. This could happen from tieing your shoes to tight ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Numbness by: definition is lack of feeling, so numbness in the feet would be no feeling, this can be localized to one part or can be the entire foot. This is diffe... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Monitor the wound: Watch for signs of infection such as increased redness, pain, or drainage. If any of those occur see your doctor.
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Have it x-rayed: If you are getting constant pain that radiates, you should have it x-rayed, it could have a fracture or it could be ligamentous injury. You may need i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Possible injury: if you are talking about your toes and not your fingers, i would look at the shoes you are wearing or if your toes are bent and you are walking on the... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
An open area: A foot ulcer can be any break in the skin on the foot, generally not caused by trauma. They can be caused by pressure, which is the most common, or bu... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Yes: That is a good sign, but you will need to continue to wear the boot until you get x rays to know that the bone is healed. Bone typically takes 6-8 we... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Possible: TCP is a general antiseptic, so depending on what is going on with your toe it might help. If you have an ingrown nail causing the infection you usual... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Tough not to: Being in a walking boot for that long you will loose some strength, you can do range of motion exercises while you are sitting to maintain motion and ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Depends: What type of surgery you are having, is it ankle surgery or somewhere else. If the ankle swelling is new and significant this can indicate problems th... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Get it looked at: If you are 4 weeks out from your injury it should be feeling better. Sprains can take 6-8 weeks to heal, make sure you are doing range of motion exerc... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
May be normal: A spur is a reactive process from a bone. It can be caused by a variety of reasons such as stress on a bone from the pull of a tendon, from trauma and... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Yes: If the amputation is just the toes or the toes and part of the long bones behind them you can walk. You may need an insert to alleviate pressure from ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Micro trauma : If the nail is thickened and the culture was negative it is usually due to trauma to the nail. Could be a big trauma that you would remember but more ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Ignore: Rehab is the most important thing in sprains. Start range of motion exercises as soon as you can.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Depends: I would start with orthtotics to control your foot biomechanics. if this becomes painful or is painful even while wearing orthotics you would need it... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Athletes foot: try a topical antifungal spray like tinactin or lotrimin.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Possible tendonitis: Unless you have injured the ankle, which you did not indicate. It sounds like you flared up your posterior tibial tendon. You can take antiinflamatory... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Tendinitis : This is probably tendinitis of posterior tibial tendon you can do range of motion and stretching and antiinflamatories. If it is no better in a week o... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Could be nerve: or a corn, if it only happens with tight shoes they are probably putting pressure on the toe, this can compress a nerve or force the toe to rub on the... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
Podiatry 18 years experience
Depends: If this is from an acute injury like a sprain, cold would be better. If this is more chronic or happening at the end of the day you would be better of... Read More

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This was very helpful. Thanks! thank you Dr Daniel Kirk for your fast response , will try your suggestion.very grateful.
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Thank you. One other Dr suggest it could be diabetes or a vitamin deficiency. Does this make sense?
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you very much for the advice. I will try the circular motion.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

NORTHSIDE HOSPITAL

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