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Dr. Matthew Davis

Podiatry
Murphy, NC
14 years experience male

Locations

Smoky Mountain Foot and Ankle Clinic

Murphy, NC

Address

9 Drew Taylor Road, Murphy, NC
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Fax

8288357272

Insurances accepted

CarePlus Health Plan

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Aetna

UMR

UnitedHealthcare

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About

Bio

Podiatrist/Foot and ankle surgeon in Western North Carolina and North Georgia.

Specialties
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Podiatry

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

Licenses

United States: Georgia, North Carolina

Doctor Q&A

45 Answers
19 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Arthritis, referred pain from the back, systemic diseases, fibromyalgia, obesity and abnormal biomechanics can be attributing causes. Peripheral neuro... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Tendinitis?: Pain along the outside edge of the foot is quite common. with lack of bruising or swelling could be peroneal tendinitis, possible stress fracture. I w... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Fungal: Sounds like a fungal infection aka tinea pedis. The smell could be associated with fungal organism but likely the odor is excessive sweating.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Atrophy: Many physicians use this as the word atrophy in their notes. Typically used to describe a smaller appearance of a muscle or muscle group. Can be seen ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Maybe: not extremely high the Tylenol could be the cause. I would repeat labs in a month unless you feel ill. try to stay away from Tylenol and any alcohol ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Evaluation: You need an evaluation. Several things can cause numbness in the foot, sometimes a nerve conduction study can be ordered to better help determine the ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Depends: Depends if it is Charcot Marie Tooth Disease vs A Charcot Arthropathy which are two different conditions seen in the foot and ankle.
A female asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Many Possibilities: Would need an examination to determine true cause of pain. Could be anywhere from a pinched nerve, a positional problem creating pressure point. Many ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Likely Not: To just reduce your foot size a surgery to shrink your foot would be ill advised. Now if you have a bunion deformity or tailors bunion that is making... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Relief: Could be local allergic reaction to the bite or secondary bacterial cellulitis. I would try a combination of an over the counter topical cortisone and... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Tendonitis: The fact it is painful with toe range of motion leads me to believe it's tendinitis of the extensive tendons. Do you feel a knot or bump on the top of... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Wart: Sounds like a wart but you should get it examined by podiatrist or dermatologist.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Possibly: If your concerned I would have it shaved off, at least you will have peace of mind and a true diagnosis. These are very easy to do and can potentially... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Yes: The ankle will swell for quite some time. Ice several times daily, elevate the extremity and if you can safely take it, ibuprofen will help. Once you ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
There are hundreds of foot problems. Would need more details. Problems arise from deformity, system comorbid conditions as well as abnormal biomechani... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Get Checked Out: If it looks like a blood blister is forming would be good idea to be examined, many times a pressure ulcer can form beneath.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Maybe: Typically there will be some classic sign of infection first, red, hot, swollen. It really depends on the bacteria or organism causing the infection.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Ingrown: Could be the start of an ingrown toenail but may not appear any different from your other big toe because its not infected at this time.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Bruising: Ecchymosis is intense bruising. Can result from trauma/injury and or surgery.
A member asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Nerve Conduction: Sounds like you need to have a nerve conduction study performed. Progressive numbness spreading to the other foot can be a sign of a larger disease pr... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Stockings: Wear compression stockings or see a Vascular Surgeon.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Typically not. Usually bacteria on the skin cause this including certain infections. Make sure feet are dry, can breathe, I recommend white socks. Mak... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
A few: Treatment for foot drop can include bracing with an AFO. Other treatments include surgical options such as tendon transfers or an ankle fusion.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Likely: I will commonly see skin manifestations such as rashes or blisters with venous insuffiency. Stockings and topical steroids are usually effective but I... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Get checked: Drainage alone no matter the color does not necessarily mean it's infected. The drainage indicates the incision is not 100% healed. I would still have... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Yes: Could have some radiculopathy from the L5 S1. An early stress fracture though would be very hard to see on an xray. If symptoms are bothering you I wo... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Toe Pain: The treadmill is likely irritating the toe. There are many small ligaments and tendons in this region along with the joint capsule. I would lay off tr... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Could Be: It's possible to be an athletes foot infection. I would try a combination of over the counter antifungal and topical steroid. If no improvement see a ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Let it Resolve First: I would advise to let the cellulitis resolve and be cleared by the physician treating the cellulitis before resuming exercise as the increased activit... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Lift: Usually NSAIDS, light stretching and backing off your current sporting activity will calm it down. Another tip would be to put a heel lift in your sho... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Variable: You should likely be walking now at least in a cam walker. walking without any additional aide could be another 4 to 6 weeks. Depends also if there wa... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Fibroma: Typically these are called plantar fibromas but it would be wise to have a Podiatrist examine your foot to make sure you don't need an MRI or biopsy.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Get checked: If it's getting larger I would at least let podiatrist or dermatologist take a look at the characteristics of the le add ions.
A female asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Evaluation: Sounds like you have a fungal infection. Would be good idea to be evaluated as there is medication available for all of these conditions. A physician ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Yes: That ligament is most commonly injured and will heal but I would consider getting a cam walker to keep the ligament in a less stretched position so it... Read More
A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
More info: Need xray could be many things, need more information.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
A Few: Treatment options for a foot drop typically include bracing with an AFO or surgery which can include tendon transfers/lengthening vs ankle fusion. Dep... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Should Be: If you are not allergic to NSAIDS or ibuprofen. I commonly use this medication in topical compounds for pain/inflammation.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Biomechanics: Could be a biomechanical flaw in your gait. Could also have a structural deformity in a limb that puts you at risk for these injuries. I would see an... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Depends: A lot of times with venous insufficiency you will see a venous stasis dermatitis develop. Would need to have evaluation as to why you are having this ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
ID: First step would be fungal cultures and identification so therapy can be targeted to whatever species of fungus is causing infection. There are many o... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Open: Likely need to see a physician as the abscess needs to be opened and drained or perhaps be place on an orol antibiotic.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Possible: Majority of warts are contracted in the environment however if you have multiple incidents of them or warts that just won't go away despite treatment ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Immobilize: You may need to stay immobilized for up to 8 weeks. If still having symptoms therapy may help you with your gait. If the fracture itself is still hurt... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 14 years experience
Tripping: Inability to move your foot upwards (dorsiflexion). Frequent tripping over the affected foot.

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine,
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, FL

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, Georgia - Spring
2017
Thought Leader, Second Place, Georgia - Spring
2017
Top Doctor, First Place, Georgia - Spring
2017
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