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Dr. David M. Wallace, D.O.

Sports Medicine Specialist

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15 years Experience
Dr. David M. Wallace, D.O.
  • Richmond, Texas
  • Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicin--Erie
  • Accepting new patients

Can lifting weights in the gym cause my bones to become weak?

Lifting weights or resistance training can actually strengthen your bones and may minimize risk of osteoporosis.

I am having a slight pain in my wrist. What could it be?

Could be a sprain/strain or, depending on your age, it could be arthritis. You should go for X-rays.

My back is feeling strained. What should I do?

It is a back strain or osteoarthritis in the back. I would recommend a home exercise stretching and strengthening program for the back with light weights. If no help, then an X-ray READ MORE
It is a back strain or osteoarthritis in the back. I would recommend a home exercise stretching and strengthening program for the back with light weights. If no help, then an X-ray and possibly physical therapy.

Can a freckle reduce in size and disappear?

Freckles can develop on the skin but should not develop in the eye. Freckles do not usually go away and can get bigger.

My knee is feeling tender and is slightly red. There is also some pain when I bend it. Should I use ice or heat?

You should use ice for inflammation in a joint. But if there is redness along with the tenderness there is concern for cellulitis (infection in the skin). You should see your physician READ MORE
You should use ice for inflammation in a joint. But if there is redness along with the tenderness there is concern for cellulitis (infection in the skin). You should see your physician as you may need oral antibiotics.

Can a knee surgery help in relieving the pain due to arthritis?

I would recommend injections in the knees, bracing and physical therapy before surgery.

Does a heel bone fracture require a surgery?

Surgery would only be needed if the fracture is displaced or if the non-displaced fracture does not heal after a few months.

partial vs full joint replacment

A partial knee replacement can only be done if there is arthritis in only one part of the knee. If there is arthritis in two or more compartments in the knee then a total knee READ MORE
A partial knee replacement can only be done if there is arthritis in only one part of the knee. If there is arthritis in two or more compartments in the knee then a total knee replacement will be needed. If the partial knee replacement is indicated and done a total knee replacement will need to be done sometime in the future.

My husband is having a growth in ankle bone. Does it need surgery?

Imaging will need to be done to determine what is the diagnosis of the mass. It the mass is causing pain and/or getting bigger or it is weakening/damaging the bone than surgery READ MORE
Imaging will need to be done to determine what is the diagnosis of the mass. It the mass is causing pain and/or getting bigger or it is weakening/damaging the bone than surgery is indicated.

I have recently developed hammer toes. Can it be treated?

It is genetic and cannot be prevented. Can use corn pads to minimize irritation in the toes but the only way to treat is surgery.

Is sciatica permanent or can it be cured?

Not necessarily a cure, but treatments. Try medications, physical therapy, injections and finally surgery, if needed.

My brother has been diagnosed with tennis elbow. According to you what will be the best course of treatment?

He needs to rest from painful activity, oral NSAIDs and an arm band. If no help then and therapy and an injection in the elbow.

Pain in right arm

Sounds like it is coming from a strain in the shoulder or rotator cuff. Symptoms from the neck can radiate to the shoulder and elbow as well. I would recommend a home stretching READ MORE
Sounds like it is coming from a strain in the shoulder or rotator cuff. Symptoms from the neck can radiate to the shoulder and elbow as well. I would recommend a home stretching and strengthening program along with oral NSAIDs and icing afterwards. If no help in a few weeks then you should seek treatment.

My baby was born with twisted legs. Can this be corrected?

It depends. Sometimes casting and/or bracing may help. But sometimes, depending on the deformity, surgery may be needed.

I am having a severe pain in my neck post an accident. What can i do?

Yes I recommend that you go get an x-ray of the neck and an evaluation.

How long does a ball socket surgery take to heal?

It could be depending on why she had the replacement. She may just need more PT or there could be a leg length discrepancy, causing a limp.

I feel slight numbness in my left foot. What could be the reason for this?

It could be coming from a pinched nerve in the lower back and/or the ankle. You will need a nerve conduction study and EMG.

Can heel spurs be treated?

Daily stretching before getting out of bed and at night. Along with heel cups and, if bad enough, then heel injections. Physical therapy can help as well.

What are the key dietary supplements recommended for bone health after 40?

Your calcium and vitamin D levels should be checked along with magnesium and thyroid levels. All can contribute to weakening of bones. If you have a family history of early osteoporosis, READ MORE
Your calcium and vitamin D levels should be checked along with magnesium and thyroid levels. All can contribute to weakening of bones. If you have a family history of early osteoporosis, then you should consider a DEXA scan as well. Supplement no more than 600 mg of calcium a day and 1000 IU of vitamin D3 a day. But get labs checked first.

Joint pain

If not already done, then blood work to look for possible autoimmune processes contributing to your pain. Along with getting X-rays, MRIs, and even nerve conduction studies.