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Dr. Kathleen T. Neuhoff, DPM

Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist)

Dr. Kathleen Neuhoff is a podiatrist practicing in South Bend, IN. Dr. Neuhoff is a medical doctor specializing in the treatment of the foot , ankle and related parts of the leg. As a podiatrist, Dr. Neuhoff diagnoses and treats conditions of the feet. The feet are key body parts that give a person stability, absorb shock, allow for walking and standing and are necessary for overall well-being. So, the feet need expert care. Podiatrists can specialize in surgery, wound care, sports medicine, diabetic care and pediatrics.
Dr. Kathleen T. Neuhoff, DPM
  • South Bend, IN
  • Accepting new patients

How long does it take to realign a sprained ankle?

It depends on how many of the ligaments are sprained and what the alignment of the joint is. For most people, it is approximately six weeks.

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Foot pain?

There are many possible causes including tarsal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, inadequate circulation. You need an examination by a podiatrist to determine the cause. Dr. Kathleen READ MORE
There are many possible causes including tarsal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, inadequate circulation. You need an examination by a podiatrist to determine the cause.

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Do podiatrists treat toenail fungus?

Yes,

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Does a podiatrist take care of foot deformities?

Yes. Some podiatrist specialize in surgical correction of foot deformities. Others are committed to conservative care.

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What does a pinched nerve in the foot feel like?

Usually sharp shooting pain, often worse at night.

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How long do you wear a cast for a fractured ankle?

Depends on the kind of fracture. Could be as little as six weeks or as long as six months. Ask a doctor who treats fractures.

Can you fix bunions without surgery?

No, there are other devices such as orthotics which can help keep them from getting worse and help control any pain, but they cannot be fixed without some kind of surgery. Dr. READ MORE
No, there are other devices such as orthotics which can help keep them from getting worse and help control any pain, but they cannot be fixed without some kind of surgery.

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What are the symptoms of heel bursitis?

Most often, pain on the bottom of your heel, especially when first waking up or stepping down on your heel after resting it.

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How can chiropractic help a twisted ankle?

If the sprain results in a misalignment of the bones of the ankle, a chiropractor can realign them.

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Glass in foot pain?

You need to go to a podiatrist or other foot specialist in order to have your foot evaluated. X-rays and an ultrasound may be necessary to find out if you have scar tissue or nerve READ MORE
You need to go to a podiatrist or other foot specialist in order to have your foot evaluated. X-rays and an ultrasound may be necessary to find out if you have scar tissue or nerve damage that is affecting the motion of your foot.

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Knots on the bottom of my feet?

Go to a podiatrist or a dermatologist to determine what they are since the treatment depends on the diagnosis. Some growth such as fibromas can be treated medically with a medication READ MORE
Go to a podiatrist or a dermatologist to determine what they are since the treatment depends on the diagnosis. Some growth such as fibromas can be treated medically with a medication that will shrink them in size. Others may require surgical removal or orthotics to take the weight off of the affected portions of the foot.

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Big toes issues?

The toenails can be removed permanently with either a chemical or surgery. It is also possible to remove just a portion of the nail that is in growing. Contact your podiatrist READ MORE
The toenails can be removed permanently with either a chemical or surgery. It is also possible to remove just a portion of the nail that is in growing. Contact your podiatrist to arrange the surgery. It requires very minimal time off, usually only a few hours.

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How do you treat an ankle injury sustained while underwater?

Depends on the severity of the strain. Need to go to a podiatrist or orthopedic specialist to have it evaluated.

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How is heel pain treated?

Treatment depends on the cause of the heel pain. It could be plantar fasciitis, tarsal tunnel bursitis, fractures, neuritis, etc. The first step in treatment is to have a visit READ MORE
Treatment depends on the cause of the heel pain. It could be plantar fasciitis, tarsal tunnel bursitis, fractures, neuritis, etc. The first step in treatment is to have a visit to your podiatrist to have a diagnosis made.

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How do you manage bone spurs?

I remove bone spurs through a small surgical incision approximately 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch long. I use a fluoroscope, which is a live X-ray to visualize a bone spur and a small power READ MORE
I remove bone spurs through a small surgical incision approximately 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch long. I use a fluoroscope, which is a live X-ray to visualize a bone spur and a small power file to takeoff the spur. It is usually done with the local anesthetic in an office surgery room. Most patients return to work the next day. Look for a podiatric surgeon or orthopedic surgeon who is capable of performing minimal incision surgery.

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How do you know a child's foot is broken?

Take the child to a doctor for an examination and possible X-ray.

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Why does the bone under my big toe hurt?

Yes, you should see a doctor. There are many possible causes including gout, arthritis, warts, and bone spurs.

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How to ease pain in my right ankle?

Depends on the cause of your pain. Leaning on an ankle should not cause it to be painful unless there’s something wrong. Causes could be inadequate vein requiring compression socks READ MORE
Depends on the cause of your pain. Leaning on an ankle should not cause it to be painful unless there’s something wrong. Causes could be inadequate vein requiring compression socks nerve problems orthopedic problems. You need to have the ankle evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist or a podiatrist.

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What's wrong with the bottom of my feet?

There are many possible causes such as plantar fasciitis, tarsal tunnel, or neuropathy. You need to consult a podiatrist.

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How long does it take for a broken foot to heal?

In general, bones takes six weeks to heal. The time for a broken bone to heal on the foot depends upon which bone it is. Some stress fractures will heal in only a couple weeks, READ MORE
In general, bones takes six weeks to heal. The time for a broken bone to heal on the foot depends upon which bone it is. Some stress fractures will heal in only a couple weeks, some metatarsal base fractures take months. You need to see your podiatrist and have X-rays to determine what kind of fracture you have and how long you need to be off.

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