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Which Jordan Shoe Is Perfect For Flat Feet Or Bunions
A fallen arch is commonly known as a flatfoot. The foot loses the arch on the inner side of foot. This is also known as pes planus and there can be either a flexible version and a rigid version. A flexible version is flat only when weight is applied on the foot; a rigid version is flat when the foot is off and when the foot is on ...Read more
Shoe guide: Flat feet and bunions require wider shoes to accommodate the deformity. A rigid, stable shoe is best. No more than 2 inch heels because it puts too much pressure on bunions. More importantly, the shoes have to support the arch whether with built in inserts or store bought inserts. Sandals need to have built in arch supports as well. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
One that feels good!: Just as people come in different shapes, sizes and have different needs, so do come shoes. I believe there is no one shoe that is the best. Make sure it fits well, is comfortable to wear. You may come to find you do better with brand a over brand b. Go to a reputable athletic shoe retailer and see what they can offer in shoes and expertise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any brace/support for flat foot, metatarsalgia and chronically painful ankle? (on the same leg)
I have metatarsalgia, bunion, flat feet and unstable ankle. I'm looking for a brace/support for all of them (all in one) Is there such a thing?
Not necessarily: The most important thing in any shoe is support for the arch. If the arch is too low it may not give enough support. If it is too high it will be uncomfortable. Try to find a boot that has a removable arch so you can take it out and examine it and also try it out to see how it feels. If it feels supportive and does not hurt, then it is probably right for your foot type. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Curve lasted shoe: I am in your shoes in terms of foot structure. We are in the minority. Most people have a flattened foot structure. Depending on how much you walk, you can use a good running shoe as well. Orthotics is another option that will help you. They sure helped me...and that was 35 years ago....You need a shoe that helps with shock absorption. Supinators have a rigid foot structure. Road Runner Sports. ...Read more
Can my feet arches be different depending on the foot? any higher arch shoes or inserts feels perfect for R foot but feels like lump under L foot
Foot sizes : It certainly can happen that one foot is different from the other, both in size and shape. You may find that a good shoe store could help with proper fitting suggestions. You also may find that you can see a local podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more
Pretty much...: We start out treating it with sympotmatically, mainly with a type of arch supports. These can be custom made orthotics, made specifically for your individual feet, by seeing a podiatrist. For otc supports, i really like spenco medical products. Try the polysorb cross-trainer, walker-runner or total support styles to get more support in your shoes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Foot orthotics for hallux rigidus/ball of foot spurs: Can they be made more comfortable without sacrificing durability? Is it a necessary tradeoff?
Variety: There are many good otc insoles. A few of my favorites are: powersteps, superfeet, spenco orthotics and birkenstock. There are many others. You need to try them on as each will feel a little different. Too much support may not feel comfortable if your foot is very flat. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are running shoes wider in toe box? I walk for exercise. Blisters on ball of foot, rubbing on side of feet. Is there a shoe type I should look for?
How about working: With a pedorthist to get the right shoe for you. ...Read more
Use back of heel cushions for foot heel to stay snug. Have over-pronation & orthotic. Heel cushion still allows for motion of heel. What is too much ?
Deep Heel Seat: It sounds as if the heel cushion is raising your heel and creating reafoot motion and instability. A deepened heel seat with your orthotic will help to stabilize the heel and prevent that excessive motion. A mofication to your orthtoic by your podiatrist will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good supportive shoe: The most important type of shoe to wear for an arthritic foot, is one that provides good support. The best type of shoe is a running shoe with a wide toe box and firm heel counter. The shoe has a built in heel eklevation, which reduces stress on the achilles tendon. Most important is that you should be comfortable walking in the shoe. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have have a foot deformity called metatarsus adductus and moderate bunions on both feet. What type of surgery for bunions is recommended?
Their are many: Procedures for bunions with met adductus vary for the individual. It depends on how much deformity there is, how much motion to 1st metatarsal or hypermobility is present and others so without seeing your x-rays and foot it is difficult to say. Seek second opinion if you are not comfortable with the 1st one. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For flatfeet/o0verpronation & wear orthotics is it good to wear the orthotics w a shoe tha already has an arch built in? Too much support? Are you a podiatrist?
Are there orthotics that only support ball of foot/toes? Does it have to cover entire footbed? Spur in ball of foot/turf toe.
Included in the normal anatomy of the foot is what is known as the plantar or longitudinal arch. A normal arch protects excessive weight bearing to occur in certain parts of the foot. In flat foot, this arch is reduced in size. Mild cases may not cause symptoms, severe cases can potentially cause ...Read more
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