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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Dukelow
30 years experience in Podiatry
Rest and therapy: An inflamed achilles tendon or achilles tendinitis needs to be treated. By total rest, physical therapy and possible meds. Achilles tendonitis that ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mathew John
22 years experience in Podiatry
Foot & ankle doc: Your best choice is to see a podiatrist or and orthopedic foot & ankle doctor. They both have specialized training and see Achilles tendon problem ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
You didnt : Tell us what the problem is and usually there is a conservative treatment for most surgical procedures. What have you done so far?
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Dr. Allan Evangelista
18 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
MRI + Exam = Best: You may be okay. But, to avoid potential complications down the road, it is best to see an ankle specialist for proper examination and get an MRI to f ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
35 years experience in Hand Surgery
Orthopaedist: Typically an orthopaedic surgeon treats tendon and ligament injuries, although rheumatologists and physiatrists can treat more mild conditions by medi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience in Sports Medicine
Hip strain: An orthopedic surgeon is the most appropriate place to start. They can design a treatment program for you that most likely involves physical therapy a ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Foot Doctor: Podiatrist and orthopedic surgeons would be the two type of doctors that you may want to consult with.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Wang
Dr. Eric Wang answered
18 years experience in Radiology
Orthopedic Surgeon: Patellar tendon rupture is a severe knee injury which usually requires surgical intervention by an orthopedic surgeon.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
All kinds: Family med/emergency/pediatrics/orthopedics/physical medicine and rehab.
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Your doctor will: Diagnose it properly. Then if need be, he will refer you to a surgeon to remove it. Lipomas are benign fatty growths, so they do not necessarily have ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Perlman
57 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedist or podia: An orthopedist, preferably an orthopedic foot and ankle specialist, or a podiatrist would be the two usual choices.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Your family doc: can examine you and perhaps refer you to a rhumatologist. Peace and good health.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
44 years experience in Podiatry
A podiatrist: A podiatrist treats ingrown nails of the feet.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience in Psychiatry
orthopedist: If the scoliosis is severe and needs surgical treatment, i would think an orthopedic surgeon or a spine surgeon who specializes in scoliosis would be ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Hand suergen: Hand surgeon hand surgeon will be the best choice if could not find orthopedic surgeon and or plastic surgeon.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Custom: Made orthotic would rank high as best as it it made specifically for you.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vadim Glukh
22 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Not necessarily both: Depends on the "problem" of course. Many times the plantar fasciitis can be treated non-surgically. While one may need to operated, the other may impr ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Dermatologist: www.aad.org/find-a-derm a dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in treating conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
42 years experience in Anesthesiology
NSAIDs and rest: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen and rest. Once you return to activity, gentle stretching exercises are important. Steroid injection ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean MacKenzie
25 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Inflammation: Achilles's tendinitis is inflammation of the tendon at the bottom, back of the leg - what connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. It can be cause ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Ortho/ podiatrist: Hello. Consider a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Zygoma: Cheek bone fracture tx depends on the extent of the fracture. If minor & with no dislocation, painkillers & soft diet is recommended. If displaced fra ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Many! : Many specialists are expert: rheumatology; orthopedic surgeons; physiatry; plastic hand surgeons. But a good pcp can do the trick.
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