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Does an ankle brace aid heel pain?

Does an ankle brace aid heel pain?

Not really: Unless you make the case that a more stable ankle can provide better biomechanical stability to foot and hence improve planatr fasciitis/heel pain. ...Read more

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Will a band aid help a open cut or blister from wearing sandals heal quicker?

Will a band aid help a open cut or blister from wearing sandals heal quicker?

Yes. Avoid Friction: What you describe is a frictional blister. Best way to heal this is to avoid direct friction or rubbing of the area. Protecting the area with a band-Aid or new skin or other protective dressing will allow the site to heal. Avoiding contact over the site will allow it to heal faster. Covering the blister with petroleum jelly (Vaseline) will prevent it from forming a scab which will also help. ...Read more

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During foot reconstruction for foot compartment syndrome damage, cut plantar fascia off my heel bone. Will it scar back to heel or remain floating?

During foot reconstruction for foot compartment syndrome damage, cut plantar fascia off my heel bone. Will it scar back to heel or remain floating?

It Will Scar down: The ligament will grow and attach in an elongated status. Massage frequently during the first 8 weeks to minimize scar fibrosis, scaring and use an arch support or orthotic to decrease stress on this plantar fascial ligament. ...Read more

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2.5 cm cut, top of foot below big toe, 6 stiches. Hallucis longus tendon was partially cut, wearing a cam boot. Is it ok to be on feet 5 hours?

2.5 cm cut, top of foot below big toe, 6 stiches. Hallucis longus tendon was partially cut, wearing a cam boot. Is it ok to be on feet 5 hours?

Don't even ask.: This is an example of one of those hypotheticals that that surgeons are expected to have an answer for without knowing all the details. After practicing for almost forty years, my answer has never wavered. "If you have to ask, the answer is NO." ...Read more

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Torn piece of nail off finger scared will grow clean it band aid blooding stop?

Torn piece of nail off finger  scared will grow  clean  it   band aid  blooding  stop?

Nail injury: Keep it clean , protect it with band aid . Keep the portion of the nail bed which is missing the nail clean , protected . Most nail injuries heal slowly and well as long as the nail bed has not been disrupted , Typically tearing of nails without a crush component heal with return of a normal nail ! ...Read more

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Can a tensor bandage help my knee injury?

Can a tensor bandage help my knee injury?

Knee injury: If you mean ace, or a light compression, bandage, the answer is yes. Along with initial ice, elevation, and rest. ...Read more

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What band aid should I use for infected toe?

What band aid should I use for infected toe?

Not a big diferance: Make sure you have the infection treated. Then i would use a flex or fabric bandage. Stay away from plastic. ...Read more

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Feeling "pulling" in arch of foot when walking. Tender arch. I am flat-footed. Is this plantar fasciitis? Home treatments? Podiatrist copay is $50. :(

Feeling "pulling" in arch of foot when walking. Tender arch. I am flat-footed. Is this plantar fasciitis? Home treatments? Podiatrist copay is $50. :(

Sounds like but: Sounds like it, but plantar fasciitis is not the only condition that can create pain in the arch. Tendon dysfunction, tendon tear, foot sprain, nerve entrapment or even fracture are some of the conditions thay can create pain in the arch. The co-pay is nothing if you consider how much it would be if you leave something untreated. ...Read more

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Can a foot arch fracture aggrivate plantar facsi?

Can a foot arch fracture aggrivate plantar facsi?

Absolutely: The plantar fascia ligament plays an important part of the foot arch structure as do the bones. If you fracture a bone considered part of the arch then it could place more stress on the plantar fascia ligament for support. See a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment if you have this issue. ...Read more

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Will sleeping in good shoes or boots help plantar fasciitis?

No: Shoes will not help, however night splints which help keep the plantar fascia stretched out may help keep the tissue loose and prevent first step in the morning pain. ...Read more

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When can you take band aid off of puncture wound after spinal tap?

When can you take band aid off of puncture wound after spinal tap?

Remove a bandaid: I would give it about 12 hours and then remove it - there should NOT be any fluid or blood leaking once you remove the bandaid. IF so - you need to call whoever did the tap. Puncture wounds made with needles heal rapidly ...Read more

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Use back of heel cushions for foot heel to stay snug. Have over-pronation & orthotic. Heel cushion still allows for motion of heel. What is too much ?

Use back of heel cushions for foot heel to stay snug. Have over-pronation & orthotic.  Heel cushion still allows for motion of heel. What is too much ?

Deep Heel Seat: It sounds as if the heel cushion is raising your heel and creating reafoot motion and instability. A deepened heel seat with your orthotic will help to stabilize the heel and prevent that excessive motion. A mofication to your orthtoic by your podiatrist will help. ...Read more

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Can using a night splint be important in healing plantar fasciitis?

Can using a night splint be important in healing plantar fasciitis?

For those who: Complain of morning pain on the first few steps, it has been beneficial in my patient population. ...Read more

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Should i put a waterproof bandage over plantar wart when using acid treatment?

Should i put a waterproof bandage  over plantar wart  when using acid treatment?

Read instructions: If you are using over the counter medications, which may be effective to relive symptoms , if medication enter eye may cause injury, so you have to prevent spillage , follow the instructions, best way is see your doctor and get rid of it for ever. ...Read more

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What helps heal plantar fasciitis faster?

Combined treatment: The vast majority of plantar fasciitis can be resolved with non surgical management including heel cord stretching, deep tissue mobilization, over the counter arch supports, anti inflammatories, and night splints. While each of these treatments in of themself may be effective, a combined approach is more likely to heal it "faster". ...Read more

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What can one put in shoe when achilles' tendon removed?

What can one put in shoe when achilles' tendon removed?

This woulda: Depend on the function of your foot. You may need a brace if the foot is not functioning properly. If it is then why do you need anything? ...Read more

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