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Avoid Future Foot
Control sweating: You need to control the moisture problems with your feet. Generally feet smell when they stay wet and develop fungal issues. Antifungal powders or at least a foot powder to help with the moisture. ...Read more
Going to disney for a wk. Last time we did we walked 70+ miles and our feet were in immense pain. Any advice to avoid that this time around?
Walking: Make sure you have a good pair of walking shoes and rest your feet at night. ...Read more
Shoes: Along with the other answers, I would recommend taking along a pair of flip flops or sandals that are water proof (and slip resistant!) to wear in the shower and around the hostel. This will not only aid you in not picking up athlete's foot but keep you from inadvertently stepping on something that can cause a wound. ...Read more
Keeping feet dry: Trench foot is caused my wetness of feet for extended time periods. (in socks and shoes). ...Read more
See below: Good fit is the main thing. Make sure the shoe is supportive but has plenty of toe room and width to accommodate your foot ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Warm up...: Stretching exercises are important before any work out activities. This will help decrease you chance for pain and injury. ...Read more
Start slow: Moving toward barefoot exercise can cause a lot of main. You need to be using the appropriate techniques. There are a lot of good videos on internet but the big thing is start slow or it will hurt. Speaking from a bit of personal experience here. ...Read more
Check circulation: Absolutely agree with medical treatment of diabetes being first and foremost in prevention of major amputations. One other thing to keep in mind is the high prevalence of vascular disease amongst diabetics. Consult with a vascular surgeon who can check your ankle-brachial index or toe pressures to figure out if you have significant arterial occlusive disease and to intervene when necessary. ...Read more
Bunion: Think you mean hallux valgus. Depends where pain is, could be from sesamoids, big toe joint, crowding of second toe, bunion itself, or shoe wear...perhaps all of the above. Don't know your age or other history but if no contraindications to surgery, see foot surgeon to discuss removing bunion and correcting valgus toe...if all goes well should address all problems I mentioned above. ...Read more
Alphabet: Spell out the alphabet with your big toe. This will give you a good range of motion exercise. ...Read more
How can I pick summer shoes or sandals with good support to avoid feet from spreading and swelling?
Shoes: Really? Shoes don't stop spreading or swelling. See your podiatrist for the swelling and the spreading. He/she can instruct you in how to choose a proper shoe. ...Read more
Shoes: Such as tennis shoes would be the most comfortable. Wear socks and shower shoes and your chance of infection is very low. ...Read more
It depends: There are several causes of foot cramps and the cause needs to be identified to treat it properly. Many muscular cramps are caused by dehydration and low potassium. But other can be caused by collapsed arches and/or poor foot and leg posture. I recommend you see a foot specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more
Some boxes fell in my room. I stopped suddenly to avoid getting hit. Because I stopped fast, the middle 3 toes on left foot got bent. Pain at times.
Stop quick Stops.: Pain at times is not as bad as pain all the time. The occasional pain probably means the toes were just jammed or hyper-extended or flexed. If they are swollen, apply ice and stay off the foot for a while. If you are concerned about a fracture, better to have an x-ray and remove all doubt. ...Read more
When I start to run after several years of no running, I feel in the 3rd day a severe pain at knees and foot. How do I avoid pain and go on running?
A few days ago I tried to avoid stepping on a plug and hurt my big toe doing so. I have a mild limp on that foot, toe hurts on the side. What to do?
Toe injury: There could a few types of injuries that could have occurred. The most likely injury that you are expressing is a tendon or capsule injury. Most of the time these are self limiting and will dissipate in a few days, if they continue I would see your foot and ankle specialist. They can take an x-ray and or do un ultrasound to check the bones, capsule and ligaments to see if something is more serious. ...Read more
Wear: Arch supports and strengthen your quadriceps muscles. ...Read more
Water, exercise: Swelling in pregnancy is pretty hard to avoid. The increased blood volume and lower blood pressure dilate the distal vessels and they become "leaky". Keeping your blood moving via exercise, drinking lots of water and periodically elevating your hands and feet will help. ...Read more
Dry scaly feet: It could be athlete's foot or atopic dermatitis or contact dermatitis, etc. You can try to prevent athlete's foot by wearing sandals, changing shoes/socks often and after exercise, using foot powder, washing and drying feet often, and avoiding wet public floors and wearing other people's shoes. A dermatologist will do a KOH prep of a scraping of your skin to confirm the diagnosis. See one. ...Read more