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can you please describe the natural cures for a bad case of athlete's foot?

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Dr. Leonid Basovich
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Sun and dry: Atlete foot is common fungal infection. No cure/remedy is perfect, and you may expect recurrence if two conditions - darkness and moisture are constantly present. This is enviroment fungi are triving ; it is inside your shoes. Do not look for perfect shoes; nothing like this is exsist. Use common sence. In addition to medications given, and hygienic advices you already heard use sandals in summer.

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What can I do to treat the ball of my foot if it is swollen and throbbing with pain?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
See a Podiatrist: It may be a stress fracture or other serious condition which needs treatment.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How can I help manage my pulmonary and pedal edema symptoms?

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Dr. Eric Trattner
Podiatry 33 years experience
Elevate & compress: The best self treatment would be to elevate your feet (above your heart) when sitting & elevate the foot of the bed while sleeping. Also compression stockings should be applied every morning before getting out of bed.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
I agree with the above with the caveat this is discussed with your Internist or specialist as while attempting to remove the swelling from the foot you would not want to overload the heart or lungs.
Aug 17, 2012
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
I agree with the above with the caveat you discuss this plan with your internist or specialist. The reason by attempting to remove swelling of the foot you would want to make sure you are not overloading your heart or lungs.
Aug 17, 2012
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A 42-year-old male asked:

The back of my feet hurts from middlle to the back my feet?

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Dr. Eric Lullove
Podiatry 19 years experience
Plantar fascitis: Sounds like plantar fascitis, associated with arch pain and the heel. Calf stretches and supportive arch supports and shoes will aid in reducing the pain. If it continues, seek your local podiatrist for an evaluation and possibly more advanced therapies.
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Is it possible to get rid of scar? I have bad scar after stitches on my foot. It looks awful. Please help me.

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You can: Try conservative treatment consisting of silicone sheeting, topical Mederma application, injections m or consider scar revision...
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to treat chronic ankle tenosynovitis?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Cast Boot then PT: If you have had it for several months off and on, rest the tendons in a removable cast boot for 4-6 weeks. Wear it all day, off at bedtime and showers. Then have your orthopaedic surgeon send you to physical therapy to stretch and restrengthen your muscles. If this fails, certain bad ones need tendon reconstructions surgically.

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