Dr. Dr. Timothy J. Liddy, Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist)
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Dr. Dr. Timothy J. Liddy

Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist)

5/5(1)
8797 Beverly Blvd Suite #350 Los Angeles CA, 90048
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Dr. Timothy Liddy is a podiatrist practicing in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Liddy is a medical doctor specializing in the treatment of the foot , ankle and related parts of the leg. As a podiatrist, Dr. Liddy 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.

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  • What shoes to wear with a toe bunion?

    Hi, What will become immediately obvious to you is that tighter shoes will cause pain. Surgery can fix the bunion and often that will allow you a wider range of style and materials to choose from. Contact my office if you would like to discuss all options. Dr. Liddy READ MORE

  • How can I get rid of tendonitis in my ankle?

    First, we should understand the mechanism of the injury. Why is the tendon getting injured? Most often it is due to overpronation of the foot. When the foot flattens and rolls in, the tendon structures get overly stressed and get micro tears. This results in inflammation or the beginning of the repair cycle. You will feel this as pain, tightness, swelling and warmth. Rest, ice compression and anti-inflammatory medicine will help. Make sure you have the right shoes for your activity and consider an orthotic if needed. READ MORE

  • What are the risks of plantar fasciitis surgery?

    Good question. The risks for plantar fasciitis surgery include nerve entrapment, hypertrophic scar, hematoma and anesthetic complications. Post op infection risk is also something to consider. Although these risks are relatively small, they are not zero and should be identified and addressed in a judicious manner. Before you have surgery for plantar fasciitis, be sure to exhaust all non-surgical options. There is a high rate of success. You should also be apprised to PRP and Stem Cell alternatives where. READ MORE

  • Can hammer toes come back after surgery?

    YES READ MORE

  • Surgery and reopened wound?

    Be prepared to use a graft. Even though this appears to be a straightforward repair of tendon damage there is a gap between the ends. That distance is presently unknown, only estimated. Therefore, the tension on the repair is the greatest risk of failure. Autograft or allograft can be used to bridge the gap and improve the outcome. The surgeon should be prepared to integrate the graft if needed. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Is plantar fasciitis surgery recovery painful?

    Hi, This is Dr. Liddy. First off, pain levels can be subjective. I may describe recovery as not too bad and you may think it was the worst pain ever. So let's take the average person's recovery after a TEN JET Fasciotomy followed by Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), or Stem Cells. This is a minimally invasive technique, often times I don't even use a suture. A Post-op fiberglass splint is applied to hold the foot in a stretched position for about 2 weeks. My patients can walk right away and will wear the splint at night and during weight-bearing activity. You can remove it to ice, stretch and perform a range of motion exercises. My most recent patient is about to fly to New York for a 10-day vacation at 3 weeks post-op. She has no pain and is ready to take on the city. Give us a call if you would like more specific details. Sincerely, Dr. Liddy READ MORE

  • When is ankle surgery necessary?

    Great question, Depends on the nature and severity of the problem. An unstable ankle fracture needs surgery. A mild or grade one ankle sprain requires therapy and rehabilitation. Get a thorough exam with a concrete diagnosis. Then, a qualified specialist can explain your options. READ MORE

  • What is the treatment for hammer toe?

    There are non surgical and surgical solutions depending on your mother's physical condition. Trimming corns or calluses and then padding the area with moleskin will provide temporary relief. Changing to shoes that relieve the pressure on the toe will also help. Surgical correction of the hammertoe deformity may also be a viable option. Oftentimes we can perform this procedure in our office or outpatient facility. Recovery from hammertoe surgery includes a gradual return to full activity with the benefit of the toe being straight and the patient able to return to her shoes and activities of choice. Regards, Dr. Tim Liddy READ MORE

  • Do acupuncture shoes help with heel pain?

    Yes, Trigger points in the muscles in your feet can be activated with accupressure. This wil increase blood flow and help to ease and repair tissues. READ MORE

  • Can bath salts help in treating heel pain?

    Yes, bath salts in warm or cool water can help with heel pain. Mild to moderated heel pain can temporarily feel better, but if the condition persists or gets worse you will need professional help. Plantar fasciitis is the most common reason, but it's not the only reason for heel pain. READ MORE

  • Why could my feet be so itchy?

    Fungal infections, allergic reactions, contact dermatitis, insect bites, etc. If I can see the tissues, I would be better able to advise. To guess at this would be a disservice to you and may prolong your problem if I'm wrong. READ MORE

  • I have a strange pain in the bottom of my feet. What could be the reason for this?

    Stress to the muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments during exercise can exceed the integrity of the tissues. The first signs of ijury are pain followed by swelling. The severity of the pain and the duration of the pain after the fast walking can predict just how bad the problem is. Walking exercise for weight loss is excellent and I would like to see you keep it up. If the pain persists, see a professional with the mutual goals to relieve pain and continue a weight loss program. READ MORE

  • Could foot odor be a sign of an infection?

    Yes, Fungal, bacterial or viral infections will break down the normal healthy tissue. Any malodorous smells should be treated for the underlying disease. You owe it to yourself and other people around you to address the odor. READ MORE

  • My legs and feet become very heavy during my periods. What is the connection and how can I manage the pain better?

    Hormone changes and blood loss can contribute to swelling and fatigue. It is not normal for the feeling of heavy legs to be due to an abnormal shift of hormone levels. See your gynecologist or endocrinologist just to be sure. Excessive blood loss during your period can lead to anemia and this also makes you feel fatigued. READ MORE

  • One toe is freezing and throbbing pain?

    Complications from surgery should be ruled out. Your symptoms are not normal three weeks out from surgery under controlled or elective conditions. If you had and accident and trauma that was surgically addressed my answer would be different. There is a reason for the numbness and pain which needs to be identified and addressed. The Oxycontin only serves to mask the pain and not solve this emergent problem. READ MORE

  • What is the fastest way to recover from bunion surgery?

    Number one is to follow your surgeons advice. I want you to heal as fast as you do. That way you will tell everyone how good I am. An osteotomy used to correct the bunion should be fixated with internal screws or plates. This creates compression and stabilizes the tissues. This allows for the fastest bone healing possible, (4-6weeks). I could add a bone stimulator, mesenchymal cells and agressive physical therapy to maximise the rate of cellular recovery. READ MORE

  • Should I see a podiatrist or chiropractor?

    See the person or diagnosis and treats 100 foot and ankle cases per week. Keep in mind that after the diagnosis, treatment will be recommended. If you exhaust all the non surgical therapies and subsequently need surgery, then you need a surgeon, ie, Podiarist. READ MORE

  • When can I put weight on my foot after bunion surgery?

    After the bunionectomy is performed your surgeon will stabilize the union with rigid fixation. I will test the integrity of my fixation on the surgical table to insure it is stable. Under these circumstance I will allow limited weight bearing during the first week. Each visit I will re-assess and allow more time on the surgical foot. READ MORE

  • Does tendonitis ever fully heal?

    Yes, but the age of the patient and recurrent or chronic tendonitis changes the answer. Once any tissue is injured, (except bone or liver), there is a repair process. Scar tissue replaces the collagen base tendon and subsists as a weak layer in the matrix of the tissue. This weak layer predisposes you to new injury. PRP or mesenchymal treatments can dramatically improve the outcomes when applied to the weak collagen layers. I have had excellent results with these applications over the last 15 years. READ MORE

  • I feel like the bottoms of my feet are swollen. What could be wrong?

    Swelling is a sign of inflammation. Inflammation is one of the first signs of a tissue repair process. This implies there has been an injury in need of repair. Both repetetive over use and acute injuries will be followed by inflammation and swelling. Best to get this checked by a professional if it does not resolve. READ MORE

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8797 Beverly Blvd Suite #350 -
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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