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Dr. Geoffrey Bricker, DPM

Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist)

Dr. Geoffrey Bricker is a podiatrist practicing in Springfield, MO. Dr. Bricker is a medical doctor specializing in the treatment of the foot , ankle and related parts of the leg. As a podiatrist, Dr. Bricker 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. Geoffrey Bricker, DPM
  • Springfield, MO
  • DPM at Temple University
  • Accepting new patients

How are corns under a toenail removed?

They can be shaved. Usually requires surgery for a permanent fix.

How are bunions removed?

Surgery. Involves removing excess bone and cutting bone to realign joint.

I have a weird growth on my ankle. What could it be?

Many different possibilities. Seek professional evaluation.

How are calluses treated?

Yes, but the cause must be diagnosed.

I have a recurrent problem of ingrown toenails. What should I do?

The only way to fix ingrown toenail permanently is with surgery.

Can a bunion be treated without surgery?

Depends on how bad it is. Sometimes arch supports and injections will help. Also, choosing appropriate shoes will help.

What shoes should I wear for hammertoe?

New Balance athletic shoes.

My grandfather's wound is not healing. What should we do?

Go to E.R. or see a podiatrist. Could have none infection.

Is foot amputation the only solution for gangrene?

Usually yes. Depends how extensive, sometimes part of the foot can be salvaged.

For a runner, what aftercare do you recommend to ensure feet health?

Calf stretching, arch support, ice after run if there is tenderness. Limit volume to less than 20 miles per week. Studies show that more than this and the risks outweigh the benefits. READ MORE
Calf stretching, arch support, ice after run if there is tenderness. Limit volume to less than 20 miles per week. Studies show that more than this and the risks outweigh the benefits. Include intervals to increase intensity.

I have a lot of heel pain in the mornings after going for a walk. What can I do to treat it?

Ice, calf stretching, arch support, antiinflammatories such as Motrin.

My feet sweat a lot. Is that normal or is it a problem?

No. Could be a bacterial infection. Try daily soak in black tea or Epsom salts. Use Gold Bond powder in your shoes daily. Can also use under arm deodorant on feet.

I have what looks like a blister but it isn't going away. It's also painful. What should I do?

Drain it and cover with a bandage. Soak in Epsom salt 20 minutes per day. See a professional if not better in 1 week.

I have a blue spot on my heel which looks like a blood clot. What could this be?

Only a biopsy can tell you for sure what it is. Could be malignant, so it needs to be evaluated.

My feet swell up in the cold. Is this normal?

That's reactive hyperemia. Your body is sending blood to the cold area to warm it. Not abnormal.

A glass pricked my foot and even after a month the spot hurts. What should I do?

Get an X-ray to make sure there is no foreign body.