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My 4y/o likes to sit on his left foot all the time. The ankle looks somewhat asymmetrical compared to the other. Worth getting it looked at?
Sure: If you took the time to write in then yes. ...Read more
A brown asymmetrical spot has appeared on the heel of his foot. It is not above the skin, not a bite or a marker. What do you suggest we do?
Either or: An be either or both....Get a more detailed answer ›
I observe majority of people are asymmetrical walking- 1 foot >everted than other. Why is physical therapy always forcing symmetry in patients?
Body is assymetrical: The body is assymetrical to some extent. I don't think a goal of pt is forced symmetry. Perhaps your observations are not entirely correct. Are they based on barefoot gait on level surfaces? Do the subjects have any other problems such as limb length inequality? Random observations are sometimes anecdotal and the # of samples involved may be too small to draw any conclusions from. ...Read more
My asymmetrical mole on my foot was removed today. It has been growing the past few months and im pregnant. Could it be cancer? Im scared
NMI: Need more info. What do you mean by "hard"? Heavy, dry, stiff? It depends on what the exact symptoms and its effects on the functioning of your feet and legs are. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the feet and ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more