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Are Unna Boots Comfortable
Got diagnosed with navicular accessory type 3 and gave me a boot but its un comfortable should i buy a better on for comfort and faster recovery?
Comfort Is Important: If you are having pain with the accessory navicular it is best to immobilize it via a CAM walker (boot) to prevent you from putting excess pressure on the area. If you are able to tolerate this that would be in your best interest. If it is still painful it would be best to get a more comfortable CAM walker or to ask your doctor about a corticosteroid injection for treatment of pain and swelling. ...Read more
I have a mildly displaced fracture from the distal tip. 3 weeks I was non weight bearing in a cast and boot. I have been partial weight bearing for 1.5 weeks now which I thought meant to keep adding more and more weight as long as it's comfortable. Yester
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
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
What damage to your neck when stomped on by large man wearing boots when your face down on the ground?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, i'm suffering from problems in my right heel, it occurs mainly when i put pressure on it or put on my work boots. What could be the cause of it?
Could be...: Plantar fascitis if the pains occur mainly in the heel area and even possibly the arch. It could also be generalized arthritis and a number of other possibilities. Take the insoles out of your shoes and replace them with ones that have more arch support. The one i recommend most is the spenco polysorb cross-trainer insole. If you don't need as much cushioning, the total support is also good. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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