Dr. Mark Gorman is a podiatrist practicing in Glendale, AZ. Dr. Gorman is a medical doctor specializing in the treatment of the foot , ankle and related parts of the leg. As a podiatrist, Dr. Gorman 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. Mark Richard Gorman D.P.M.'s Expert Contributions
This is a type of question that cannot be answered as it's way too vague about bone pain in the foot. Please check with a local foot and ankle surgeon to have X-rays taken and they can evaluate what is going on in the foot. READ MORE
Until the surgery can be rescheduled, I would use ice and I would get an ankle brace from the drugstore to help support the ankle. Unfortunately, this is an elective surgery and it will have to go when it is permissible. Thank you. READ MORE
There is no simple answer this question. You need to coordinate with the physician or urgent care who made the diagnosis of a broken toe and what their treatment protocol would be. Sometimes surgery is necessary, other times it is not. Thank you, Dr. Mark Gorman READ MORE
You need to go to urgent care or your pediatrician to get X-rays for proper diagnosis. Dr. Gorman READ MORE
Testing for ankle instability needs to be performed by a practicing physician or physical therapist. If the patient himself thinks the ankle is unstable and needs professional advice as to the cars and affect are his instability. Thank you, Dr. Mark Gorman READ MORE
The success rate for plantar fasciitis depends on numerous things. First of depends on the type of procedure that the surgeon performs. And secondly it depends on the initial cause of the plantar fasciitis. It is important that you discuss any questions you might have with the operating physician prior to any surgical repair. In our office today, we are doing less plantar fascia surgeries we are doing regenerative/stem cell therapy, which has also been very successful. Please check on that in your area. Thank you, Dr. Mark R. Gorman READ MORE
In order to get an answer for this question, you need to talk to your surgeon. It depends what type of surgery, the surgeon needs to perform. I would suspect that most ankle surgeries you do need to be on crutches for a period of time. Dr. Gorman READ MORE
If a 7-year-old child has fallen off a bicycle and has some type of pain and discomfort I think it is imperative that they were seen by their pediatrician or in the family primary medical physician. The sooner this can be done to more appropriate treatment would be or there may be no problems, but one needs to be evaluated at that age. READ MORE
This is something you must discuss with your foot and ankle surgeon. Thank you. Dr. Gorman READ MORE
You need to be evaluated by your foot and ankle surgeon depends what ligament is torn and how much damage. Yes, surgery might be indicated, but also sometimes it will heal conservatively. Thank you, Dr. Mark Gorman READ MORE
Depends on how swollen or tender it is and if you can put weight on it or not. Based on that first treatment is ice not heat and rest decrease of activities. If any questions please check your primary care doctor or and foot and ankle surgeon. Thanks Dr. Gorman READ MORE
Thank you for the question. There are many causes of the bone under the big toe hurting. You need to get professional evaluation with x-rays at the point of tenderness other than an accurate diagnosis can be made. Thank you for the question if there is any further question you have please do not hesitate to contact me. Dr. Gorman READ MORE
There is no one specific answer for the treatment of pain from plantar fasciitis. You need to be evaluated by your foot and ankle surgeon or your physician to the cause and the type of plantar fasciitis that you have. After that, there are various treatment protocols. You can be treated with foot orthotics, you can be treated with injection therapy, you can be treated with physical therapy - all those depend on the type of plantar fasciitis and the appropriate cause and effect. Thank you, Dr. Mark Gorman READ MORE
The only way to know if your ankle injury is serious is to go to an urgent care or emergency room have them evaluated and take x-rays. Ankle injuries are not something that can be diagnosed or treated without seeing the injured part READ MORE
Thank you for your question. There are many treatments for chronic heel pain. It depends if it is with exercise or without exercise. I suggestion is that you seek a foot and ankle surgeon for evaluation there is no necessity for surgery. There are exercises and probably foot orthotics. Thank you very much, Dr. Gorman READ MORE
Thank you for the question. There are many different reasons that the ankle could pop your need to seek advice from a foot and ankle surgeon who then can evaluate you by X-ray, maybe take an MRI to get the exact answer. Thank you, Dr. Gorman READ MORE
The answer to the question is just podiatrists are considered foot and ankle surgeons and are highly trained and qualified to perform surgery on broken bones. Dr. Mark R. Gorman READ MORE
You need to seek a professional opinion by either an orthopedic surgeon or a podiatrist to get a definitive answer. Dr. Gorman READ MORE
It is very important to be able to differentiate between a corn and an actual callus. The only way this can be differentiated is through a professional physician probably podiatrist then they can tell you how to avoid the corns from recurring. Using the over-the-counter corn remover usually does not resolve the problem completely it is a temporary result, but be careful because that is an acid in it can cause a burn. Dr. Gorman READ MORE
This is a very difficult question to answer because every person has totally different anatomical bone structure. If you are concerned I would check with a podiatric physician have X-rays taken of your feet and that physician can answer your question adequately and personally. Thank you. Dr. Gorman READ MORE
Most foot odor comes from excessive sweating. The simplest way to try and reduce that is to use a roll on deodorant on the bottom of both feet each evening before you go to sleep this will help reduce it. Also, be sure you do not use the same pair of shoes each day alternate shoes. READ MORE
Home treatment can be very tricky and cause damage. You should get an appointment with a podiatrist so that it can be taken care of properly, That is without any complications READ MORE
Before you make the decision about a "heel spur," you need to be sure that that is exactly what the problem is. Heel spurs usually do not come from wearing tight pumps. You should seek a professional opinion from a podiatrist, foot and ankle surgeon in your area. There are various different approaches but the accurate diagnosis needs to be described prior to any home remedy treatment. Dr. Gorman READ MORE
If the physician told you that you should have the nail removed. Be sure that he or she advises you whether the nail will grow back. There are no medications if there is an infection except for an oral antibiotic, but the nail, if it is infected, sometimes ask a splinter, and the best treatment is to remove it and then allow the nail to grow back. Be sure to check with that physician or another physician. Dr. Gorman READ MORE
In answer to your question, yes, type shoes can cause corns, depending which toes and wear it is located. However, many times corns are not actually corns; they could be warts and you should seek professional advice before doing any treatment except possibly changing your shoe size. Dr. Gorman READ MORE
You should see a physician to be sure of any damage. Dr. Gorman READ MORE
In answer to your question, before there is any information about "home remedies," one needs to be sure that it is a fungus; there are many other types of skin diseases and skin pathology that are not fungus. You should check with a physician first and then proceed with treatment. READ MORE
Before you consider getting rid of a “ fungal infection” you need to seek medical care and have a biopsy so that you know exactly what the infection is from and then can be told by the doctor what treatments to do. Just giving a generic approach to fungus is medically inappropriate READ MORE
You need to the treated by a podiatrist and X-rays need to be taken and then they can give you a definitive answer as to "why the big toe hurts." Dr. Gorman READ MORE
Thank you for the question. In order to care for the ingrown toenail properly, you should see a podiatrist and let them evaluate the appropriate treatment. There is a surgical procedure that can relieve the pain in the ingrown toenail permanently. Dr. Gorman READ MORE
Before we or you can discuss any "cure" for a fungus nail, a physician needs to have a culture of the toenail to find out the diagnosis exactly. Then there are some treatment protocols that can be followed. Any of the over-the-counter medication is not going to cure anything. READ MORE
Before we or you can discuss and "cure" for a fungus nail. A physician needs to have a culture of the toenail to find out the diagnosis exactly. Then there are some treatment protocols that can be followed. Any of the over-the-counter medication is not going to cure anything. READ MORE
Thank you for the questions, Actually, Vicks does not really treat "athletes foot." If it is a recurrent problem you can buy some over-the-counter topical anti-fungus medication – Lotrimin. If you decide to return to a physician I would suggest possibly a dermatologist because sometimes this comes from excessive sweating and there are other treatments that will help with that. Another treatment is using the topical Aveeno, cortisone cream. This is also an over-the-counter product with no prescription necessary. Dr. Mark Gorman READ MORE
Store-bought bunion correction device may help stabilize the big toe joint but it does not help or cure the problem. There are many causes of bunions and a professional advice is the most important thing to help reduce further complications. Thank you, Dr. Mark Gorman READ MORE
As related to a bunion, sometimes it is a bone growth sometimes it is just a reposition of a bone due to walking. Also, many times it is due to hereditary. Need to see a podiatrist and have X-rays and then the information will be able to be extended to you. READ MORE
Corns under which toenail? Some corns or under the toenails can be removed surgically, other times it is something that needs to be taken care of very conservatively. Please check with your local podiatrist for further information. READ MORE
The answer is yes. You should see a podiatrist at least 1 time a year. READ MORE
All pedicure salons are licensed by the state and subject to inspection. No problem with pedicures. Just don’t cut your nails too short. READ MORE
Sounds like there might be a mild allergic problem or there might be some extra sweating I would suggest that you do not wear the same shoes 2 days in a row READ MORE
Most appropriate thing to do is to be sure you where the shoes that do not cause discomfort. You can exercise. Also suggested he see a podiatrist in your area for further treatment READ MORE
Pain in the ball of the feet can come from hammertoes. Most important is to check with your local podiatrist and have them give you an appropriate treatment protocol difficult to make answers without seeing x-rays READ MORE
Response to having a bone growth under your heels. There are multiple treatments that can occur depending on what exactly the diagnosis is. Usually, the bone growth under the heel comes from a condition called plantar fasciitis. Please check with your primary care doctor or find a podiatrist in your area who can treat you appropriately. One of the protocols now that we are doing his we are using regenerative/stem cell therapy. This does not remove the bone growth, but the last thing one should do is remove bone growth in the heel area. Dr. Mark Gorman READ MORE
It is impossible to give you an accurate answer of swollen feet without a professional evaluation and examination. Giving you any type of a answer is not nonprofessional. Please seek professional diagnosis as before proceeding READ MORE
Soaking the foot can give her some relief but in order to have the resolution of heel pain a person needs a accurate diagnosis. READ MORE
Making any medical diagnosis from an email question is irresponsible on the part of the physician. It is important that you seek a professional either podiatrist or dermatologist for definitive answer and treatment appropriately READ MORE
Foot older if there is drainage could be the site of infection. If it is just from sweaty feet you can use a over-the-counter antiperspirant on the bottom of your feet each evening before bedtime READ MORE
Most hammertoes are genetic and do come from hereditary. One must seek a professional opinion particularly at the age 29 and that way but appropriate treatment prior to surgery can be completed. READ MORE
An ankle sprain by itself can be treated with ice and rest. However if it continues you should seek a professional podiatrist or orthopedic physician for x-rays to be sure that there is no bone damage or ligament damage READ MORE
If you have been diagnosed with heel spurs the most important thing is to get the professional opinion of the physician who made the diagnosis. Soaking her feet in hot Epsom salts may relieve some of the discomfort but will not help the heel spurs READ MORE
With regards to the question about her flat feet: Her flat feet are usually extremely painful and it can be treated with a very simple use of a custom made foot orthotic. Flat feet are actually a condition called pronation and this pathology is a hereditary foot structure. There are no causes. Hopefully, you will coordinate with a podiatrist and have the appropriate very conservative treatment. Dr. Mark R. Gorman READ MORE
It is difficult to give you a definitive answer without being able to evaluate your feet. My suggestion is to be sure your shoes fit well and to consult a podiatrist in your area for a complete examination. READ MORE
Yes, there is a way by doing a minor surgical procedure which will permanently remove that portion of the nail and will not grow back Dr. Gormam READ MORE
A glass piece has gone inside my foot and the area has become red. Will a podiatrist be able to help me?
Yes, a podiatrist can take care of that. We are trained in that type of problem. READ MORE
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Get to know Podiatrist Dr. Mark Gorman, who serves patients in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Gorman has been a Podiatrist in Scottsdale, Arizona for over 40 years. He is the founder of Scottsdale Footcare, where he treats patients ranging from newborn infants to senior citizensف. His practice encompasses full podiatric care and specializes in surgical repair of the foot and ankle, laser and arthroscopic treatment. From plantar fasciitis to bunions, hammertoes to fungus nails, Dr. Gorman and his team have experience treating all conditions. Dr. Gorman is board-certified in Podiatry by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS). The ABFAS strives to protect and improve the health and welfare of the public by advancing the art and science of foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Gorman is also a member of the American College of Foot Surgeons, the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the Arizona Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Gorman is past President of the Arizona Podiatric Medical Association and past President of the Arizona Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners. Furthermore, he is on the teaching staff of Midwestern Podiatry School, Podiatric Director of Creative Orthotic lab, as well as rotary club member for 35 years. Dr. Gorman is affiliated with several hospitals in the Phoenix area, including John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital and Phoenix Baptist Hospital. He is also affiliated with outpatient surgical facilities, including JCL Hospital and Canyon Surgery Center. Dr. Gorman earned his Bachelor of Science degree and Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco. He then served his internship in the United States Army. Podiatry or podiatric medicine is a branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremity. Dr. Gorman is compassionate and caring for all of his patients’ podiatry medical and surgical needs. He strives to put them back on their feet quickly, utilizing proven techniques in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of various foot and ankle ailments. His patients have left him excellent reviews, one stating “Dr. Gorman was very thorough, knowledgeable, personable and efficient. His staff was friendly and kept me moving through the different procedures in a timely fashion.Thanks to Dr. Gorman and staff!” Dr. Gorman has had papers published on Foot and Ankle Surgery and Achilles Tendon Surgery. He was voted the top Foot and Ankle surgeon in 2015 and 2016 by patients.
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