- Sports injuries and arthroscopy of the Foot and Ankle.
- Foot and Ankle Trauma
- Forefoot deformities such as Hallux Valgus (Bunions) and hammer toes.
- Foot deformities such as flatfeet and cavus feet in adults and children.
- Ankle Arthritis with osteotomies, arthrodesis and ankle replacement.
- Sports injuries and arthritis of the knee including knee arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction and knee replacement.
Doctor, my wife had a right knee MRI due to a tearing meniscus. She feels a burning pain when she bends it, it is stiff, and her foot is swollen. What treatment should she undergo? She has done physiotherapy, and the doctor only gave her pain killers. Thank you
Doctor, I have a tibia fracture due to an accident. I saw a doctor but it has been 8 months and there is no improvement. Does it normally take a long time to recover?
Doctor, I am 37 years old. My heel hurts after taking a long walk. Is that normal?
Doctor, the sole of my feet, under my big toes, hurt if I bend my toes. Why is that, Doc? Is this dangerous?
In the beginning of March, I fell and my foot was swollen. I did a x-ray and the doctor said there was a fracture. But then, I went to a traditional massage to fix it. It was fixed. But lately I feel the pain again. Is it possible that the current pain is due to my old fracture that hasn’t been totally cured?
Doctor, my ankle hit something and now it is swollen and red. It has been like this for a week. I can walk, but if I walk for too long or if I wear shoes, it hurts. Is it possible that my ankle is broken?
My mother is 65 years old. It has been years since she complained about the pain in her heels that occurs when she stands up for too long. Is this osteoporosis? Can it still be cured?
I had an accident in June last year that led to a pen being implanted in my ankle. Since then, I’ve been feeling weird with my foot as I experience shooting pain after taking a walk. I have to sit down and rest to relieve the pain. Is this a side effect of having a pen implanted in my ankle, Doc?
Doctor, I injured the point above my heel (back of my ankle) at a football game. Till this day, it still gives me some kind of electric pain. What is the best treatment I should undergo for this?
I had a tibia fracture in an accident 9 months ago. But up to this day, the pain persists. How long does it usually take to be totally cured from this condition, Doc?
Hello, Doctor. Last year I had an accident and my ankle was cracked. I have had it treated by my doctor. My question is, why is my instep swollen and bruised now? Is it related to my past ankle condition?
Doctor, my knee joint hurts so much when I stand up for too long. I feel the joints rubbing against each other. Please give me advice, what should I do?
My foot is tickling until it gets numb and painful from my knee to my sole. Why is that, Doc?
My husband had an accident and his knee was locked and cannot be moved, Doctor. Please give me your advice, how to treat it?
The side of my sole foot is suddenly swollen and bluish. What is the cause, Doc?
One month ago, my son’s foot hit something and the second toe on his foot hurt. A day after, the pain was relieved so we didn’t seek any medical help. But two days ago, suddenly the toe was swollen and reddened and got darker eventually. My son cannot stand up or walk without feeling pain. And these two days he has been having high fever. Is it an infection? But there is no open wound in his foot. Why is this so, Doc?
There is a lump on the side of my knee. It makes it a bit painful for me to walk. The size is as big as a marble. It is not hard and not painful, only when I walk it gives me a throbbing pain.
My little brother fell from the stairs and now his foot is deformed just like someone with clubfoot. He has treated it with traditional massage two times but to no improvement. Can surgery cure it and make his foot normal again?
I have a fracture in my knee and have undergone surgery. But now the pain comes back and the doctor said I have osteoporosis. Can I have normal bones again, Doc?
My ankle was sprained once but it got better after I went for a traditional massage. But now it disturbs me when I walk far distances. What should I do to have it go back to normal?
Doc, I have a throbbing pain in my heel if I step on it. It is as hard as a stone. Why is that so?
My father keeps complaining about the pain in his feet. He has checked it and it turns out it is due to osteoarthritis. He is 76 years old and he doesn’t want to undergo surgery. What should he do?
My grandmother is 75 years old. She has pain in her knee that gives her problems walking and getting up from her seat. Now, she uses a stick to walk. Sometimes, she feels a sudden throbbing pain in her knee when she moves. She takes piroxicam but the pain always recurs. Is it still possible to totally cure this condition in someone who is 75 years old?
On the back of my ankle, above the heel, there is a hard bone. It hurts when I step on my heel. What condition is this, Doc?
Doc, is knee cap surgery safe for an 81 year old elderly? How much improvement can be achieved?
Good afternoon, Doc. I want to ask. My son has hammertoes. What are the treatment options he can do?
Doc, I have a fracture in my foot and currently I wear gypsum (a cast) on it. But that area is now swollen. What should I do? Should I take the gypsum off first?
Doc, I have been having arthritis rheumatism for 4 years until both of my knees hurt so much. How to treat it, Doc? Thank you for your answer
Can gastric acid reflux affect one’s bone condition? Because when I treat my stomach, it feels better, but after I lift a gallon of water, I feel pain from my bottom to my feet. I have treated it with a traditional massage but the pain persists.
Doc, I want to ask. My son had surgery 10 days ago. His foot was stabbed by a toothpick. The doctor didn’t stitch it due to the possibility of infection that would end up with a pile of pus in it. So he just inserted a tosca-colored gauze. Now, my son can walk again. But when I change the gauze, the gauze inside his wound is pulled out. Is that okay, Doc?
Doc, my mother is 69 and she has osteoarthritis. She is currently having it treated with injected lubrication for her knee. I want to ask, is this treatment safe, Doc? I read some articles online that said this treatment has side effects. If I want to change the treatment, what are the safe and suitable options for my 69 year old mother?
I feel my foot is weak. My heel hurts if I walk far. I am only 31 but I had an ankle injury 3 years ago. Is it possible that my injury hasn’t fully healed?
I can’t bend my knee. It has been a week. What should I do to treat my knee, Doc?
Doc, my son has flat foot and now he often sprains his ankle. He already wears comfortable soft shoes but still he often sprains his ankle. What should I do?
Doc, I have had a narrowing of a joint in my knee and also O.A (osteoarthritis) since three years ago. My orthopedist said I have to undergo surgery but I am afraid since I am 61 years old. What is the solution?
On the back of my calf, there is something hard like bone and it hurts if I walk. I have undergone an X-ray but the result is normal. What condition is this, Doc?
Doc, I feel throbbing pain in my knee joint if I sit for too long on the cold floor. And when I stand up, my knees are stiff to walk. Why is that?
I sprained my ankle when I fell down from my bike. I went to a traditional massage but now my ankle is swollen. Please give me solution, Doc
Doc, my son is 5 years old but unable to walk. His foot is not strong enough. How do I treat it? I have taken him to a pediatrician but to no improvement.
Doctor, I want to ask. My daughter had high fever last Sunday. I gave her medicine. This morning I checked her fever and it got better but there is a swollen red bump on her knee. I have compressed it with ice and gave her another medicine for her fever. Should I see an orthopedist? If so, what examination should I do?
Doc, can bunion be fully corrected by surgery? I have tried traditional treatment and compress it but to no improvement.
I am a 53 year old male. It has been a week since I felt pain in my heels. I have to drag my feet to walk. How should I treat it, Doc?
Doc, I have clubfoot. When I was a kid, it was treated. But because I cried a lot during the treatment, we stopped that. When I came back to the doctor, he said that it cannot be treated with cast (gypsum) anymore. I am 19 now. I am sad because I cannot go anywhere, like school, and just stay at home. Can it be cured with surgery, Doc?
I slipped once and my knee hit the floor. Three weeks later I felt pain in the knee. I have gone to several traditional massage centres, but now the hinge behind my knee also hurts, especially in the morning. How to treat it? I am afraid to do exercise now because an hour after exercising my knee hurts so much.
Doc, last year after a marathon, I had my knee ACL injured. It was not severe though, my doctor only treated it with injection and physiotherapy. But lately, because I have been cycling, I feel pain in my knee again. Should I undergo surgery instead if I want to stay fit exercising everyday?
After I stopped running during the lockdown, yesterday my tibia hurts a lot as I tried to run again. But it is not swollen. I have compressed it with ice but this morning I still felt the pain if I walk for too long. Please give me your advice, is the pain in my tibia dangerous? Do I need to see a doctor or observe it first, knowing that it happened only yesterday anyway?
Hi, Doc. Is surgery necessary for bunion that doesn’t come with pain? If I leave it untreated, is there any risk for it to get worse?
I have a fracture in my tibia. I have it treated with pin-implanted surgery. However, why is there still vague pain, Doc? I feel it throbbing
There is a bulging bone on the side of my knee. It doesn’t hurt but it disturbs me a lot when I wear trousers. Can it be removed? If it is removed, would it affect my knee, Doc?
I have pain in my heel. My heel is as hard as stone and it hurts when I step on it. How to treat it?
Good morning, Doctor. I feel pain radiating from my thigh to my calf after sitting for a long time. It makes my feet weak and sometimes it gives me problems standing up. I am 60 years old now. Some people said it is due to osteoporosis. Is that right? How to treat it?
Doc, my father feels a tingling sensation after standing up for too long. Then, he has to sit and straighten his feet for a while before standing up or walking again. Why is that? Is this dangerous?
Doc, my ankle is swollen and it hurts a lot when I walk. Every morning when I wake up it hurts too. It has been like this for around a week. How to treat it?
Hello, Doc, I want to ask. There is a sixth toe growing between my ring toe and little toe. Can it be removed safely?
My knee is swollen and it hurts. There is also a lump on its side. What disease is this, Doc? How do I treat it?
Good afternoon, Doc. The back side of my ankle is throbbing and painful after a walk. How do I treat it?
Three days ago I fell from the stairs, Doc. Now my knee hurts when I bend it. I have to do it very slowly. It hurts too when I straighten it, but less painful compared to when I bend it. Please give me the solution, Doc
How long should I wait before jogging again after having an achilles injury, Doc?
Doc, I have a high arch foot. I have been using a special pad in my shoes. I want to ask, is there any way to correct my foot so it can be normal permanently? When I don’t use the pad, my feet are shaking and imbalanced.
If a baby was born with clubfoot, at what age should a correction be done? And what is the safe and right treatment?
Doc, I had a pin planted to treat my fracture last month. Why do I feel like my foot is sore after standing up or sitting down on the floor for too long?
Doc, can early osteoporosis in a male around 50 years of age be treated with therapy?
After jogging for two days ago, my calf has been stiff and now it’s hard for me to move my right foot, i.e to bend it or to sit down. Am I having an injury? Is this dangerous, Doc? I have applied massage ointment but to no improvement. What treatment should I do?
My grandmother is having knee injection treatment, Doc, and lately her body weight keeps increasing. Is this related to the injection?
My front thigh is stiff after cycling 70km. It is a bit far. What should I do to treat it?
Doc, the bunion in my left foot is growing bigger. What should I do to stop it from growing?
Good morning, Doc. After having ankle surgery, I hear a cracking sound in my ankle when I walk. But it doesn’t hurt. Why is this so, Doc?
Doc, my father is 67 years old. He has a complication of diabetes and heart disease. Eventually his limbs are getting smaller and he can’t walk without crutches. Is this due to his complication, Doc? Or is it a different problem? How to treat it?
Doctor, my name is Fredi, 56 years old. My right knee hurts if I stand up for too long and walk. I almost cannot run or step up the stairs at all. It really hurts my knee. I have undergone an X-ray and it turned out I have a problem in my knee pads. Is a surgery necessary for a disease like this? What is the recovery rate if I undergo surgery?
Under my ankle, on the side of my instep, there is a bulging bone. It doesn’t hurt but I am ashamed when I have to take off my shoes. Can it be treated with surgery so it will be normal again like other people?
Two days ago I played football and sprained my ankle. My ankle was swollen and big, Doc. At night, I went to a traditional massage and compressed it but to no improvement, even it was getting bluish. If I want to see a doctor, what examination should I undergo?
Doc, the soles of my feet hurt for 4 days if I walk. I went to a reflexology specialist once. After reflexology, it got better, Doc. But the day after, it hurts again. What is the best solution, Doc?
Doc, my name is Hasbi, 30 years old. Everytime I finish my fitness session, why do my feet always feel painful and weak (the tibia area)? Usually it will be relieved after I sit down for 30 minutes. I worry about early osteoporosis, Doc. What should I do?
Doc, how long usually does it take to recover from ligament tears? I have been on recovery for two months but still not fully recovered
Hello, Doc. My little brother is 6 years old and he has clubfoot. I want to seek treatment for him. Is a clubfoot surgery risky for a kid in his age, Doc? And can it be cured so his feet will be normal like others?
After walking too far, my calf is always cramping. And the pain makes my heel hard and painful to step on. What problem is this, Doc?
Good afternoon, Doc. I feel pain on my feet, above my heel. It started when I got off the motorcycle and almost fell down. I have to step on hard. Is this pain dangerous, Doc?
Hello, Doc. After undergoing bunion surgery, can I jog or play football straightaway?
A month ago, I sprained my ankle when I stepped down the stairs. How should I treat it?
It has been 5 days since my ankle was swollen blue and it hurts to walk. What is the solution, Doc?
Doc, I have Plantar Fasciitis. I watched a YouTube video of this condition being cured with reflexology. Is this true, Doc?
Good morning, Doc. Last month, I had ankle surgery due to an injury when I played basketball. Now I am recovering and my foot feels stiff. Are there any tips for me to keep doing activities during recovery?
Hello, Doc. I want to ask about the pain in the sole of my feet after standing up for too long. It feels like something is stabbing my sole and eventually I can’t stand up again. When I touch it, it feels as hard as stone everytime I stand up for too long. Please give me your advice, Doctor Tan.
Two months ago I went to a doctor and he said I have achilles tendonitis. I was given medicines and physiotherapy. He also suggested that I wear special shoes to elevate my heels. After two months, I still feel pain in my foot, Doc. Is there any other way to treat this condition?
Good afternoon, Doctor. My brother’s son, 6 years old, has X-formed feet. This troubles him to walk. Can it be treated so they will be normal again?
Hello, Doc. Two weeks ago I took off the gypsum from my fracture. Now if I press it, the pain is not so much, but it is a bit darkened and quite swollen. Should I examine this again? Is this a sign that it is not cured yet?
Good afternoon, Doc. The soles of my feet often hurt. My neighbor said I should wear acupressure sandals. Is this thing effective to treat my condition?
Doc, why are my toes often stiff and painful to bend? The pain is under the toes
The joints in my ankle are painful, hot, and a bit swollen. What disease is this, Doc? What is the treatment?
Doc, what is the effective therapy to recover from muscular inflammation in the ankle?
Good afternoon, Doc. My feet, from calves to the instep, hurts so much when I take a cold shower. Why is this so?
My son’s big toe has been swollen and bluish since he fell from his motorcycle. He went to a traditional massage but to no improvement. How should he examine and treat it, Doc?
I have an injury in my foot. The instep is swollen and hard. It has been like this for two weeks. What is the treatment, Doc?
Good afternoon, Doctor. Once I had an injury in my ankle when I was roller blading. My doctor gave me medicines and therapy. Now, I am fine when it comes to walking, but when I want to do activities such as roller blading, cycling, or anything similar, suddenly my ankle gets stiff and I feel a throbbing pain. I read an online article that said this is a trauma caused by my old injury. Is it true? So it’s not that my injury is not fully cured? If it is a trauma, how do I treat it?
My nephew is 5 years old. His right foot is smaller than the left one. What is the cause, Doc?
How do I treat the pain in the soles of my feet, Doc? I am 63 years old and I feel it when I walk
My husband had a fracture. He has been wearing gypsum for 3 months but it hasn’t been cured. What is the effective treatment, Doc?
Doc, sometimes my heel and ankle hurt so much, like an electric shock. Usually it lasts several minutes. Is this dangerous, Doc?
I have pain in the lower ankle everytime I move my toes. What disease is this, Doc?
Doc, are there any other medicines beside painkillers to relieve the pain in the calves?
Doc, my child has congenital abnormality in the right hip to the heel. He can’t straighten it to stand. Can surgery treat this? And can it make his bone normal like others? Thank you
The side of the sole of my feet is swollen and hard, Doc. It hurts if I press it. How should I treat it?
Doc, my calves to my instep often cramps when I sit cross-legged. Why is that, Doc?
My sole feet to my ankle tingle when I bend my feet. I have to straighten them for a quite long time then bend them slowly in order to relieve the tingling. Is this dangerous, Doc? What problem is this?
Doc, I underwent therapy for achilles two months ago. Now I can walk better. But why do I still feel the pain when I raise from my seat?
My foot is bruised around the ankle. Is it uric acid or ankle injury, Doc? Because I have a history of uric acid
Doc, the soles of my feet hurt and I cannot stand up straight. It feels like there is a lump in the middle of it. What condition is this, Doc?
Doc, since a motorcycle accident, my index toe is tilted to the left. It doesn’t hurt but it is stiff, unmovable. Although it doesn’t hurt, it bothers me because it makes me limp when I walk. What should I do, Doc? Please help me with your solution and opinion
My mother has been feeling pain in her heel every morning. When she went to see a doctor, it turned out there was inflammation. But after 4 months taking medicines, the pain still persists. What treatment should we try next, Doc?
Doc, is it normal for a bunion to be painful? I have a bunion. I didn’t bother with it because it didn’t hurt. But since three days ago, it has been painful and red, Doc
My big toe was swollen blue after falling off the stairs. I saw a GP and he said it was fine, no fracture, and no infection. He gave me a painkiller and advised me to ice it. It has been three days but it doesn’t get better. When should I consider getting further examination? And what is the option for the examination in a case like this?
What is the medicine for the pain spreading from below the knee to the sole of my feet? Please give me the answer, Doc
Hello, Doc. I am 61 years old. I have pain in the hip and my creatine level is 2.07. My ankle is always swollen. Please give me your solution/advice, Doc. Thank you
Hello, Doc. I am 52 years old and each day my feet are getting weaker, but they don’t hurt. Why is this, Doc? Please give me solution
Hello, Doctor. I am 65 years old and my feet are always cold. Also I feel pain radiating from my knees that makes it hard for me to lift my feet if I want to wear sandals. Please give me your solution, Doc. Thank you
Yesterday, after I jogged in the evening, I felt the inner side of my left sole foot was stiff and hurt so much. And this morning, when I woke up, the pain was getting severe. Now it gives me trouble to walk. Why is this, Doc?
Good morning, Doctor. My left ankle is stiff and it hurts if I take a step. Why is this, Doc?
Doc, my aunt feels pain in her heel. We thought it is due to inflammation, but when we have it examined it turns out there is a growing bone there. Is this dangerous, Doc? What is the treatment?
My left foot has been swollen for 3 days. From the ankle to the sole, it is as hard as a stone. I am also limping. What is the right treatment, Doc?
My feet often cramp if I bend it, and the pain radiates to my calves. Why is this, Doc?
Doc, my ankle feels locked up. First, it hurt, but I ignored it. A week later, it was locked up, and could not be bent. How did we treat it? Should I undergo surgery?
Good morning, Doctor. I had a bunion surgery in December 2019. And in October 2020, in the same place, there was a bulge again. So far it doesn’t grow bigger, but I am worried, is this a regrowing bunion? I feel like there is meat surrounding it.
Hello, Doc. I sprained my ankle and it is swollen, but why are my toes swollen and painful too?
Since yesterday after yoga, the side of my sole feet has been cramped and painful, Doc. The veins are blue. Please give me your explanation
Good morning, Doctor. My tibia was swollen 5 weeks ago because I bumped into something. After I compressed it, the swelling got better, but the pain persisted. Why is that so, Doc? Is it uncured or a sign of fracture? It hurts when I press it
Last month I had an accident, then I had a pin implanted and underwent physiotherapy. Now, every morning I wake up, the area with pin hurts. Is it normal, Doc?
Doctor, it has been 3 years since my feet tingle and my spine hurts. I cannot walk normally as I used to. Is it still curable?
Doc, is it normal for a 50 years old above to have repeated plantar fasciitis? I have seen a doctor, undergone treatment, but then it will recur. Please give me your opinion, Doc
Hello, Doc. I am a martial art athlete. In the beginning of last year, I had muscle sprain in my thigh. After having it treated by a doctor, I rarely train due to the pandemic. During that time, I seldom move and eventually my sprained thigh is swollen and stiff, Doc. It hurts when I kick. Is this because the injury is getting severe?
Good morning. My grandmother is 72 years old. It has been a year since she underwent treatment for osteoarthritis, but it is not totally cured yet. What is the effective treatment, Doc?
My father passed away because of bone cancer, osteosarcoma, last month. My question is, can bone cancer be inherited to his children, like other cancer? Because my grandfather and grandmother don’t have it, only my father. The lump suddenly appeared on his foot and grew bigger.
For several times I do x-rays, but nothing seems to improve. It has been 3 years since my feet are hard and tingle. I take medicine but it makes me unable to walk
Four days ago I went to a hospital to do x-rays. The side of my right foot is swollen blue and painful. It turned out there was no problem. Though, I still feel the pain, Doc. What is your opinion, Doc? What disease is this? Or should I do another treatment, Doc?
Good morning, Doc. Since stumbling upon a table, why are my toes numb and darkened blue? It hurts when I walk. I had a massage but to no improvement.
I have inflammation in my ankle. I have taken medication but to no improvement. If I want to do therapy, can I do it at home? Due to this pandemic, I am not comfortable to go outside. Before therapy, should I consult an orthopedist?
Right below my ankle, there is a bulging bone and when I walk far or run, that part is throbbingly painful. It has been there for years. What is that, Doc? Is it dangerous? Why does it often hurt?
My father has been having plantar fasciitis since two months ago. He has been undergoing therapy but hasn’t got better. Is two months considered a long time, Doc? Should I seek other treatment options? If yes, what treatment would you recommend?
Two days ago, I did some stretching after a long time without exercise. Until today the back of my ankle hurts when I walk, on the below part of my calf. Is this injury, Doc? I have compressed it but to no improvement
I have a congenital defect on my toes. My right toe is too small as it disturbs my balance when I stand up or walk. I am now 16 years old. Is it still fixable?
I heard clubfoot should be treated since birth. But my nephew is now 2 years old already and hasn’t been treated. Until what age should she wait to have surgery?
The sole of my feet, near the toes, hurts and is swollen blue. What is the treatment, Doctor?
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