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bunions and flat feet

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
45 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: Yes, bunions are often caused by a pronated foot which is the cause of a flat foot. The bunions develop over time because of muscle imbalance that re ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Mcphilamy
10 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Unfortunately not : Hallux valgus or "bunion" cannot be treated effectively with a brace, but with modified shoe wear. Unstable ankles can benefit from a lace up style br ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Wide toe box: Any shoe that has a wider base, called a toe box. Most shoemakers have been making wider versions of shoes to provide increased comfort.
A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Orthotics: Do not function when you are off weight bearing...
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Teichman
18 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Orthotics: You would need an evaluation by a foot and ankle specialist to determine the cause of your pain. Simple treatments include orthotcis and more extensi ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience in Podiatry
Look for: Look for a shoe that has a wide and deep toe box. Consider a material that stretches (like lycra or mesh). Look at the seams because those sites ar ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Sabb
24 years experience in Sports Medicine
Yes: Flat foot or pes planus can cause foot pain via altered biomechanics. There are different types of pes planus and it comes in different levels of s ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Most definately: You need to try arch supports or orthotics if you have a flexible deformity. If they don't help = see a podiatrist for further recommendations and tre ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Many things: Your pain could from trauma, plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, neuroma, stress fracture.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Kirby
25 years experience in Podiatry
I am not familiar wi: I really am not familiar with superfeet insoles. In our office we find that powersteps inserts are very well received both for low arches and flat fe ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience in Podiatry
None: A stress fracture need to be treated.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
17 years experience in Podiatry
Rashes: May be caused by athletes foot, allergic reaction from a certain material, excessive heat or sweat.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yes: The same risk factors for ulcers in non-calloused foot apply in callused feet. Callouses are not necessarily protective.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience in Podiatry
Is there any wonder.: It sounds like you've correctly identified the problem. Get back into your normal shoe gear, but expect a few days of readjustment time, for the pain ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Definitely!!!: From being flat footed. Get checked by your physician or ortho to see what treatment options are best for the patient.
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seymour Beiser
62 years experience in Podiatry
First few steps hurt: You may have what's called an acute plantar fasciitis or possibly a heel spur do not walk barefooted, wear shoes with a heel use ice and if pain cont ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Heel height is not: As important as a proper arch support. A proper arch support or orthotic will lift you out of over pronation by supination the foot back towards a neu ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Give it time: If you have just started wearing the orthotics, your foot may just need more time. Just like anything new, start slowly. Meaning, wear the orthotics i ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yes: As your foot becomes flatter your arch drops and the foot becomes longer. If there is a difference in how much arch height is lost between your feet ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
16 years experience in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Pigeon = out? : I have patients who use pigeon toed to mean either in toeing or out toeing, so it depends on what you mean. People with flat feet (pes planus) have a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience in Podiatry
They can be...: See a podiatrist and your visit should include a foot examination, possibly xrays and gait (walking) evaluation. Orthotics are prescription devices ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wynn
39 years experience in Podiatry
Swelling feet: No, shoes do not make your feet swell....Although, if your feet are swelling while your in your shoes, it may seem that way. See a specialist and find ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
32 years experience in Podiatry
Maybe...: this is a hard question to answer because the two problems don't occur together all the time. Flat feet is not a good term. Upon walking, everyone's f ... Read More

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