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A 34-year-old member asked:

can i use insoles for over pronated foot/ankle?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
You can try: Over-the-counter arch supports can help with excessive foot pronation in the right shoes. Your results will vary. If you have tried this and are not getting ample relief, see a podiatrist for your options and if custom fabricated foot orthoses are right for you.
Dr. Darrell Latva
Podiatry 42 years experience
YES, BUT...: If you buy them OTC, they should be of a firmer material to support the foot; most commonly sold in sporting goods or running stores. Otherwise, a Rx pair from a podiatrist. Finally, there are several causes for this problem. Again, a podiatrist would know for sure if they may help. Sincerely, Dr. Latva

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What is it called when you injure your foot or ankle, but it only lasts for a minute or so?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Paroxysm: A paroxysm is a sudden attack or violent expression of a particular emotion or activity or a sudden recurrence or attack of a disease; a sudden worsening of symptoms. It is a benign self-limited condition that goes as quickly as it comes.
A 23-year-old female asked:

I don't want to go to the doctors and have them say nothing is wrong with my foot/ankle. It's a little swollen. Can't put any pressure on it.?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
You have a problem : Don't make assumptions if it hurts that bad you need to seek treatment.
A member asked:

I have a lump beside my foot ankle what could it be?

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Seymour Beiser
Podiatry 63 years experience
Probably a ganglion: Common place for a ganglionic cyst. Some will respond to tape compression for several weeks. Others require surgical removal if painful.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What causes people feet (ankle and lower) to get swollen?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marshall Solomon
Podiatry 48 years experience
Orthostatic edema: Standing long periods time, heart condition (congestive heart disease), venous insuffiency, lymphedema are some of the causes of leg swelling.
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Is it a uniform swelling around ankle and feet or it is around joints - ankle and feet joints.It could be edema legs if ubiform soft tissue swelling .Kidney disease, cirrhosis (liver condition), HTN, anemia ,low protein levels in the body , some medicationscan cause edema as side effect , are other conditions in addition to the above conditions that can cause edema . Also need to know whether the swelling is painful or not also helps to decide the cause.
May 27, 2013
A 42-year-old member asked:

Mild fluid in spot located in upper foot near ankle, help?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leo Krawetz
Podiatry 27 years experience
Ganglion cyst: You may have a ganglion cyst which is a fluid filled cyst that originates from the joint or a tendon. It is filled with synovial fluid from the joint or tendon. This can easily be cured with a needling technique and a steroid injection. See a podiatrist for this issue.

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