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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
11 years experience Podiatry
Shoes are like cars.: There are makes and models: if a certain shoe doesn't work for you, don't think the whole brand is bad. You might have been trying on an "suv" when re ... Read More

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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes to both : 1982 was a good while ago if you are having problems then i would certainly recommend a re-evaluation.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kugler
30 years experience Podiatry
About every 2 years: Many in my field would recommend replacing orthoses about every two years as often the foot structure changes and there will be some wear and tear on ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Orthotics: Depends upon the use. Most Sat 4-6 months. Google running technique or look on medscape or web md. Be aware that not all techniques work for everyone ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Keller
44 years experience Dentistry
What is it doing: Bite plates are used for a variety of dental purposes. If it is used to enable teeth to erupt you wear it until the teeth contact with the plate in p ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kimble
21 years experience Dentistry
When they go bad: There is no specific time to replace them. On average they last about 10-15 years, but depending on your diet and oral hygiene, they could last only ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cured w/ rest: Tibial periostis; ( shin splints) can usually be treated w/ rest / nsaids and stretching. While u avoid running u can swim, ex. Bike etc.If your pain ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
YES: YES.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Guyer
45 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends: Depends on many factors, size of incision, amount of bony work that is needed. In general most patients can be done on an out patient or overnight sta ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Kyle
17 years experience Urology
No: Not unless there's a mechanical failure or an infection.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristina Carballo
38 years experience Neonatology
Depends: It depends on the growth of the child, if the shunt gets plugged or infected.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Not usually: In my forty years of practice I have seen only one case that occurred a few weeks after surgery. I am not sure whether surgery was not thorough or oth ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
As : As dr timmerman suggested, it may be "fixed", but the repair will not last. If the fit of the crown is sound, then the broken porcelain is a cosmetic ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Good Cleaning: Scrub with toothbrush and toothpaste first. Rinse well, then soak in effervescent denture cleaner - any that says it is antibacterial / anti microbial ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jocelyn Curry
13 years experience Podiatry
Time sensitive: Your longterm treatment options are very dependent on how long after the fasciotomy you have the tendon corrected or addressed. See a podiatrist soon ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Cline
11 years experience Clinical Psychology
It depends: It depends on the health of the individual and risk factors they may have. You may benefit from talking to your general practitioner to see the recomm ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Surgery: At 17 you have just about finished your growth and can have surgery without any difficulty.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
About the same but-: -there's more bone stock to work with.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Lidocaine: This is fine to use if you are thin and have muscle pain. The penetration of the lidocaine is not very deep. IT will have no effect on the deep underl ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
38 years experience Bariatrics
Good for 24/48hours: Usually they may need to be changed every24-48 hours or earlier if blocked
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mihalich
20 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Should be quick: Orthotics are for comfort and should feel better soon after getting them. Orthotics alone will not cure plantar fascitis. Stretching is the key.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Woojin Woody Kwon
18 years experience Dentistry
At least 2x annually: Your dental insurance allows 2 cleanings and exams per year, so you should take advantage of that. I recommend prophy/cleanings 3-4 times annually, b ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
13 years experience Family Medicine
Daily or if soiled: If your bandages get wet, or drainage makes them soiled, please change them. At a minimum change them daily. Be well.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
37 years experience Dentistry
Lots: Most problems related to alignment of teeth can be corrected with orthodontics or braces. From minor corrections to transforming the entire smile , a ... Read More
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