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Does an ankle brace aid heel pain?

Does an ankle brace aid heel pain?

Not really: Unless you make the case that a more stable ankle can provide better biomechanical stability to foot and hence improve planatr fasciitis/heel pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Have mild-moderate Overpronation/flat feet & wear orthotics. OK to wear stabilizing athletic sneakers without orthotics?Same support?

Have mild-moderate Overpronation/flat feet  & wear orthotics. OK to wear stabilizing athletic sneakers without orthotics?Same support?

Not as supportive: It is okay to wear athletic shoes without orthotics, but you will not get the same level of support for your arch. Custom orthotics conform to your arch and can help limit excessive pronation. The best combination for support is to wear custom orthotics with a stable athletic shoe. This becomes even more important if you participate in high-impact activities like running. ...Read more

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Use orthotic 4 overpronation+bunion used 2 wear aa width shoe age+bunin med width now.Heel backof heel&ankle still narrow should wear custom made shoe?

Use orthotic 4 overpronation+bunion used 2 wear aa width shoe age+bunin med width now.Heel backof heel&ankle still narrow should wear custom made shoe?

Gel heel liner: There are so many shapes and sizes of feet that shoe manufacturers cannot possibly make shoes for every need. What i would recommend you do is find a shoe that fits your toes and then purchase a gel heel liner that goes into the back of the shoe to help snug the shoe around the heel. You can search online for gel heel liners and you will likely find a company that sells them.N. ...Read more

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Bauerfeind malleotrain plus ankle brace or aso flex-hinge brace, which is better for ankle spurs?

Bauerfeind malleotrain plus ankle brace or aso flex-hinge brace, which is better for ankle spurs?

Matter of preference: Where exactly are the spurs? Spurs sometimes depending on the location have little to do with pain and other times are the primary reason. In the after cases it may be recommended they be shaven down. ...Read more

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4 flat feet&overpronation Over-pronation walking shoes necessary or orthotics. Orthotics not proven 2 work Over-pronation walking shoes proven 2 work?

4 flat feet&overpronation Over-pronation walking shoes necessary or orthotics. Orthotics not proven 2 work Over-pronation walking shoes proven 2 work?

Orthotics: Custom made would be best option. Store bought orthotics are really for an average type arch which would not give you enough support. I don't think the shoe has much value. ...Read more

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Flexible high arch runner. Stability shoes caused arch to collapse, feet to evert, numbness 1st web space, and anterior hip rotation. Reversable?

Flexible high arch runner. Stability shoes caused arch to collapse, feet to evert, numbness 1st web space, and anterior hip rotation. Reversable?

Arches don't : Generally collapse save for a charcot foot deformity or posterior tibial tendon rupture. I would recommed an in office consult with a foot doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Podiatrist Question I wear orthotic 4 overpronation/ff Wear RUNNING athletic sneakers just 4 walking. Too much CUSHIONING? Better a regular shoe

Podiatrist Question I wear orthotic 4 overpronation/ff Wear RUNNING athletic sneakers just 4 walking. Too much CUSHIONING? Better a regular shoe

Don't worry: Shop for shoes late in the day Find a shoe where the widest point of the shoe is at the widest part of the foot. Leave one thumb press of space between big toe and the toe box of the shoe. Place a wad of lamb's wool in to the distal toe of shoe Place a 1/2 inch heel lift under the shoe liner. Sorry I don't know the metrics You can try this but if you still need more support, try orthotic ...Read more

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Can a foot arch fracture aggrivate plantar facsi?

Can a foot arch fracture aggrivate plantar facsi?

Absolutely: The plantar fascia ligament plays an important part of the foot arch structure as do the bones. If you fracture a bone considered part of the arch then it could place more stress on the plantar fascia ligament for support. See a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment if you have this issue. ...Read more

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Could custom orthotics help high arches?

Definately yes: A custom orthotic made to fit your foot will redistribute pressure across the entire foot, can ease heel pain, arch pain, even knee and low back pain. You need to see a podiatrist to have a cast taken. Don't use a cast where you step into a foam box- not accurate enough, either plaster or computer scan. The computer is not better than plaster- only neater. ...Read more

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Would flat foot inserts decrease shoe size?

Would flat foot inserts decrease shoe size?

No: Since the inserts take up room on the shoe, the size will remain the same. ...Read more

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Ankle arthritis - would an ankle brace help?

Ankle arthritis - would an ankle brace help?

Could Help: A brace could help reduce motion. I would also consider an afo, ankle foot orthosis or arizona brace. Cortisone injections can help. Surgery in the form of a fusion as a last resort. ...Read more

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Best sneakers for Achilles tendonitis and pronation?

Best sneakers for Achilles tendonitis and pronation?

No: There are no pathologic specific shoes. Purchase a cushioned neutral shoe and focus on strengthening your entire lower extremity. ...Read more

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Foot fracture or sprain if ankle tight?

Foot fracture or sprain if ankle tight?

Need X-ray: You need to get your foot/ankle checked and x-rays taken in order to determine if a fracture is present. If this is a recent injury, the tightness can be from swelling from both conditions. However, it is important to diagnose the correct condition so proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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Have overpronation/flat feet & wear orthotics. Type of sneaker best to wear? Stability or neutral. I wear the orthotics w sneakers.

The orthotic is : More important than the sneaker type in my opinoin. If your orthotic is well made and controls the hyperpronation this is most important. ...Read more

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Pateller strain or tibia shin splints?

Pateller strain or tibia shin splints?

Depends: Depends where the pain is. Patellar tendonitis pain is higher up near the knee cap, and shin splints are lower down on the inner aspect of the tibia bone. ...Read more

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What is the best arch support or brace to wear for plantar fasciitis while running long distances?

What is the best arch support or brace to wear for plantar fasciitis while running long distances?

A custom orthotic!: A good, supportive shoe and a custom orthotic is the very best. See your podiatrist for recommendations on shoes for your particular feet, and ask them about over the counter vs. Custom orthotics. ...Read more

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What brace is avaliable for arched back?

What brace is avaliable for arched back?

Many: See an orthopedist who specializes in the spine-- xrays will be needed to determine if a brace is needed and which brace will help the most. ...Read more

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Tmj, due to stress, narrow arch or braces?

Tmj, due to stress, narrow arch or braces?

Could be either: Complex question. Many causes. Can be multifactorial. See an oral surgeon for expert advice. ...Read more

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What to do if I have very high arches on my feet, and for a week one footto wear one of them foot braces?

What to do if I have very high arches on my feet, and for a week one footto wear one of them foot braces?

Braces: I'm not sure of the problem the question relates to. What would one week accomplish ? See your podiatrist for an evaluation and x rays and you will get the help you need . ...Read more

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What can I do when my ankle brace is digging into foot arch?

What can I do when my ankle brace is digging into foot arch?

Depends: Some of the ankle braces are adjustable if it is that is one way, check to see if the size is proper. I don't know if it is directly on your skin if it is try putting your sock on first, you can try padding it as well with something like adhesive moleskin. Lastly, if all else fails get a different brand brace. ...Read more

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So my dentist said I have tooth arch discrepancy & I have a space teeth & i want to get braces, my tongue slightly comes out , will that affect me ?

So my dentist said I have tooth arch discrepancy & I have a space teeth & i want to get braces, my tongue slightly comes out , will that affect me ?

Probably not: Orthodontist always take into consideration the tongue position when they treatment plan an orthodontic case. I would not worry about your tongue position precluding you from getting braces. ...Read more

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Can a tight plantar fasciitis brace cause a high arched foot?

Can a tight plantar fasciitis brace cause a high arched foot?

No: It would help support the plantar fascia but cannot cause a foot to becomr "high arched". ...Read more

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Going to get ceramic braces on both arches. Any reason why the doctor wouldn't recommend metallic on the lower arch? Any risk of tooth chipping?

Going to get ceramic braces on both arches. Any reason why the doctor wouldn't recommend metallic on the lower arch? Any risk of tooth chipping?

Esthetics: They look nicer-less metal in your mouth. There is no more danger to the teeth with ceramic instead of metal, although the bracket may chip easier. ...Read more

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My foot hurts in my arch on the inside if I do not wear my brace when walking it hurts all the time. I am on my foot all day at work I push shopping carts. The pain is tingling and dull all the time?

My foot hurts in my arch on the inside if I do not wear my brace when walking it hurts all the time. I am on my foot all day at work I push shopping carts. The pain is tingling and dull all the time?

Pinhed nerve: You may have a pinched nerve to the area on the bottom of the arch area. When you wear the brace the pressure is taken off the area and it feels better. Talk to your doctor about a medication that can help to get rid of the pain in addition to the brace. ...Read more

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After using ankle brace, I got pain in left arch. Went to podiatrist and he gave me laser treatment and taped foot. Still having pain in left arch.

After using ankle brace, I got pain in left arch.  Went to podiatrist and he gave me laser treatment and taped foot. Still having pain in left arch.

Flattening arch: Typically arch pain will present as pain with the first step in the morning or pain after sitting for any period of time. In addition to flattening of the arch, there may also be knee pain. An inflamed heel called plantar fasciitis is best treated with an orthotic arch support in addition to the treatment you received. ...Read more

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What brace for drop foot do you recommend?

What brace for drop foot do you recommend?

An AFO: The Ankle Foot Orthotic simply stabilizes the foot and ankle and hands control over to the knee. This allows more control on heel strike. Some people prefer the Arizona Boot. ...Read more

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What could help someone with a crooked foot who runs funny? Would a brace help? Do i need surgery?

What could help someone with a crooked foot who runs funny? Would a brace help? Do i need surgery?

Runs funny: Surgery is the point of no return - if you are not having pain , infection or ulceration don't get into surgery. See a podiatrist and perhaps an afo is indicated or an out/intoeing gait plate. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does a psychiatrist have to approve or give you a brace for drop foot?

Why does a psychiatrist have to approve or give you a brace for drop foot?

Podiatrist: I think you mean podiatrist. They specialize in medical and surgical treatment of the lower extremities. Additionally they are trained in biomechanics of the lower extremities and can diagnose and prescribe proper bracing. ...Read more

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I have flat foot and an ankle that hurts all the time due to an injury a long time ago but never heals properly. Should I use a brace? and what type?

I have flat foot and an ankle that hurts all the time due to an injury a long time ago but never heals properly. Should I use a brace? and what type?

Without knowing: The exact nature of your injury it is hard to answer your question. Braces like an AFO are certainly a possibility. ...Read more

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Can a knee brace cause tingling in that foot?

Can a knee brace cause tingling in that foot?

Yes: If you are causing too much pressure around the knee, you can push on the sensory nerves that give you sensation around your foot. Usually it is pressure on the outside of the knee near your fibular head where your superficial peroneal nerve is located. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a some kind of brace for navicular or medial cuneiform (foot bone)?

Please let me know if there is a some kind of brace for navicular or medial cuneiform (foot bone)?

Foot bone: Inserts for shoes help the navicular bone because the arch is effected by this bone. Cuneiform not as important and bracing is usually not a problem. ...Read more