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Avoid Future Foot
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
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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
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