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Are unna boots comfortable?

Should be: If an unna boot is applied properly it should be quite comfortable. Often it is more comfortable to have it on than to have it off. ...Read more

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Why are the medical boots so heavy?

Why are the medical boots so heavy?

Depends: Boots have a lot of lead content if there is concern about radiation exposure. Steel toed boots are heavy because it protects your toes and foot. My medical boots are light, so it depends on your style and functionality. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if i'm allergic to chrome-tanned boots, will washing them fix it?

Could you tell me if i'm allergic to chrome-tanned boots, will washing them fix it?

No: The leather was saturated with chromic acid during the tanning process and washing just takes out those on the surface area. As time goes by, the level of chromate may decline. Try wearing a thick cotton sock to prevent your sweat which may leach out the chrome form the leather if you must wear them. ...Read more

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What damage to your neck when stomped on by large man wearing boots when your face down on the ground?

What damage to your neck when stomped on by large man wearing boots when your face down on the ground?

Possible fracture: You should go to the er for an examination and necessary tests to rule out fracture anywhere in your cervical spine. You may need this as evidence in any criminal or civil suits against this man as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there any effect by wearing sleeping boots during sleeping?

Is there any effect by wearing sleeping boots during sleeping?

Combat Boots?: What effect are you trying to achieve by wearing the boots? It begs the question as to just what kind of boots are you wearing that you would have this concern. ...Read more

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Any reasons why my feet hurt when i'm not wearing boots?

Any reasons why my feet hurt when i'm not wearing boots?

Perhaps the boots: Offer better support than the shoes you are wearing. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to wear platform boots while i'm walking my dog?

Is it safe for me to wear platform boots while i'm walking my dog?

Common sense: I would not walk a great dane on them. You are more likely to loose balance on platform boots anyway. ...Read more

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I think it might be from the long socks I wear with my work boots. Cutting off circulation. Never had this problem before, comes with age I guess?

I think it might be from the long socks I wear with my work boots. Cutting off circulation. Never had this problem before, comes with age I guess?

Probably not socks: It takes pretty tight socks to cut off circulation (like the compression hose/socks patients wear to decrease leg swelling). It's safest to see a primary care doctor (bring the socks and shoes) and let the doctor decide if the problem is the socks or possibly another cause of legs swelling or poor circulation in the legs (such as heart, kidney, arterial, or hormonal problems). ...Read more

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