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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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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?

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

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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 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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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?

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 more

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