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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Foot Care (Definition)

Foot care is the examination and treatment of the foot for any conditions. It often refers to care for the ...Read more


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Do I need home nursing car to take care of my foot stump after my operation?

Do I need home nursing car to take care of my foot stump after my operation?

HH Nurse: Your residual limb issue is an important one. You will require some level of assistance in the home. Those needs require determination before you leave the hospital. Separate those needs into two categories: your activities of daily living (eating, toileting, dressing, etc); and the care of your residual limb (nursing, physician, therapist). If there is wound care, then a hh should be involved. ...Read more

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The outside of my right foot - just below my little toe - is in major pain on a daily basis. I wear good shoes with Dr. Scholls inserts. Advice?

The outside of my right foot - just below my little toe - is in major pain on a daily basis. I wear good shoes with Dr. Scholls inserts. Advice?

Weight shift.: Try taking the Dr. Scholls inserts out of your shoes for a few days. See if, by removing the inserts, the weight on the lateral side of the foot is off loaded, thereby reducing the pain. ...Read more

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Athlete foot would go on ur hand also I have the red sores in my foot and fingers?

Athlete foot would go on ur hand also I have the red sores in my foot and fingers?

Wash your hands: After treating your feet...You may be contaminating yourself. ...Read more

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Urgent neurological help needed? My right hand keeps tingling

Urgent neurological help needed? My right hand keeps tingling

? Carpal tunnel?: The thumb and forefinger are innervated by the median nerve. If the nerve is compressed at the wrist, tingling and numbness may develop especially at night. Pathology in the neck or brachial plexus may be the cause. A thorough neurological evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Hello, I have had numbness in my ( l ) foot for a yr all toes are involved except the the big toe, pain is in the ball of foot, my foot feels dead, ?

Hello, I have had numbness in my ( l ) foot for a yr all toes are involved except the the big toe, pain is in the ball of foot, my foot feels dead, ?

Should be evaluated: You may be experiencing symptoms of a neuroma or pinched nerve in your foot, or possible the beginnings of neuropathy. Would need to be examined and a full history taken to help determine what is going on. You should see your podiatrist or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Went to new podiatrist re: foot pain. No Xray. He taped my feet. Got worse overnight.Now both feet sore and burning mostly in area betw toes and arch.

Went to new podiatrist re: foot pain. No Xray. He taped my feet. Got worse overnight.Now both feet sore and burning mostly in area betw toes and arch.

What does the skin : Look like? Did you remove the tape? Arch pain can be plantar fascitiis...between toes could be neuroma or if skin interupted athletes foot. Because you describe burnig in both locations tarsal tunnel should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Podiatric help:pain in my left foot of "ring" toe only?

Podiatric help:pain in my left foot of "ring" toe only?

Neuroma : A neuroma is an inflammation of the nerve in the ball of the foot. It commonly effects the nerve that supplies the 3rd and 4th toes. There are other possible causes, of course, and you should see a podiatrist for a comprehensive exam and proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I burned the sole of my foot with a charcoal. Infected with 12-hours - antibiotics. Now the joint on top of my foot hurts. Should I go back to doctor?

I burned the sole of my foot with a charcoal. Infected with 12-hours - antibiotics. Now the joint on top of my foot hurts. Should I go back to doctor?

I subscribe to: The theory that anytime there is a change in the condition I want my patient to inform me. I never get mad at a patient for asking me something but do if they don't and then something happens.....so, call them. Burns/infections need to be monitored closely....is your tetanus history up to date? Did you get a tetanus booster? ...Read more

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I'm a dental assistant,been having numbness in both hands, now pain, burning and tingling in right hand, mainly middle and ring fingers, no pinky numb?

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I'm a dental assistant,been having numbness in both hands, now pain, burning and tingling in right hand, mainly middle and ring fingers, no pinky numb?

Carpal tunnel: See your PCP as soon as possible. The goal of the immediate treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is to allow you to return to your normal function and to prevent nerve future damage. ...Read more

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Random pain in the arch of my foot. Should I get scholls or podiatrist supports?

Random pain in the arch of my foot. Should I get scholls or podiatrist supports?

Not Dr. Scholls: Custom foot orthotics are the most appropriate choice. Dr. Scholls inserts do not provide any support. They mostly provide some cushioning without any support. Everybody has a different arch structure and custom orthotics would be ideal. ...Read more

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The bottom of my foot is swollen from a bee sting , now my leg is hurting should I go to the doctors?

The bottom of my foot is swollen from a bee sting , now my leg is hurting should I go to the doctors?

Maybe,maybe not: I would take some diphenhydramine (benedryl) and give it another day.Swelling and discomfort are common with this process. If you are not sure it was a bee, or if the pain requires more than over the counter meds, an office visit may be worth the effort ...Read more

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Ihave tingling in my right foot and hand , why .?

Ihave tingling in my right foot and hand , why .?

Neuropathy: See a doctor to determine the etiology. Don't procrastinate, better to treat when first starts. ...Read more

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I fell on ice backwards & both my hands were quick to support. Right hand's side (the fat part above thumb) is red & swollen. I put ice. See a doctor?

I fell on ice backwards & both my hands were quick to support. Right hand's side (the fat part above thumb) is red & swollen. I put ice. See a doctor?

Yes, it would B 2 Ur: benefit 2 do so 2 rule out a fracture. It may B just a bad contusion but as long as there was no laceration infection would not B a problem. It is not an emergency so U could ice rest it & C what it does in a couple days. Those muscles R active in all hand functions. If it hurts more rather than getting better, get in 2 C an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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My name is pat adams. I'm 47 years old and i'm experiencing numbness and tingling on my right side, arm, leg and foot as well.?

My  name is pat adams. I'm 47  years old and i'm experiencing numbness and tingling  on my right side, arm, leg and foot  as well.?

Pat : Visit your internist and let them examine you. I wonder if you have any back pain ? Certainly, don't wait for this to get worse, an entire extremity is already a large area that likely should of been investigated already. ...Read more