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Bare Foot Stepped On With Boot
I stepped on a rock bare foot in my yard 4 days ago and my heel still hurts, . What can cause this?
I was outside yesterday bare foot in the rain and I think I stepped on either a rock or a sharp stick it hurts when I press it and it's red?
See below: Amber blunt trauma cause a lot of pain. You sound like you did not open the skin so this is good, but you did injure the soft tissue. Just ice and let the area heel. May take a week to get all the damage healed so wear comfortable shoes or slippers so to rest the injured area ...Read more
I was outside and stepped barefoot on ant poison and didn't know it until now which was like an hour later? I just washed my feet. Is this ok?
Symptoms?: Do you have any symptoms or problems to report? ...Read more
Could I get rabies if I stepped on wet grass where raccoons ate my garbage (food was everywhere) when I have wounds on my feet? (I was barefoot)
I stepped in someone's vomit, I don't know who's it was. I was barefoot and I have a very small cut on the bottom of my foot. Can you get a disease?
Not usually: The bacteria or viruses need body heat 2 survive. If U have a fresh, new cut, & step in vomit as soon as it was deposited, there may B a chance, but it would have 2 B the perfect storm. Fresh pavement pizza & a new fresh & bleeding cut, & even then the chances R very small. ...Read more
I used a pedometer for my counting 10000 steps a day. Walking barefoot within house for a week, severe pain in foot. Any cure and what was the reason.
Check: See your doc to rule out fracture ...Read more
Stepped on dry dog poop while barefoot. Came home and washed my feet with hot water an soap. Had no open cuts. Am I infected with worms due to this?
I twisted my ankle a week. In high heel boots miss the last step and my ankle twisted and now it hurts. What should I do?
Had Tenex (guanfacine) surg 4 chronic plantar fasciosis 7 weeks ago, no relief. Also tendon repair on outer ankle. Also tried p/t, orthotics, boot. Next step? Pain!
Not really: Properly fitting shoes are the best just to protect the feet. ...Read more
Arch enemy: Sounds like an arch issue. Shoes will comfort your arch on the uneven bare footed terrain. Wear some shoes and if no better see your doctor. ...Read more
Only if you: Step on something that punctures your skin and you develop an infection, including tetanus. Unless you're completely familiar with the floors you walk on, it's always best to wear some sort of shoe or even a slipper... Flip flops... Something! ...Read more
It is fun and comfortable too. Watch for broken glass and trash though.
http://www. Helloonline. Com/healthandbeauty/health-and-fitness/201107075682/beach-walking-to-health/. ...Read more
Yes: Especially if you leave in dry cool area. Apply lots of moisturizer to heels. ...Read more
Is it OK to exercise bare foot at home as I'm just using a exercise band and no jumping involved. Will it hurt my foot?
Exercise: Your feet should be OK if you start slowly and increase the duration of your exercise with exercise bands each week. If any redness or soreness develops on the bottom of your feet, you should make an appointment with primary physician and possible x-ray of affected foot. ...Read more
I am experiencing foot pain in the top of my foot. Mostly when I wake or after resting or when im bare foot. Had for 3 months +. Hurts, Makes me limp.
Varies: There are a number of potential cause including inflammatory, arthritic, and posttraumatic causes. There are a number of small joints, tendons, and nerves in the area. Don't hesitate to see a foot specialist for an accurate diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
It may be: Tender feet is a vague term, so it is hard to answer specifically. Gore tex does allow water vapor out but prevents water from coming in to a boot. Your foot should be more comfortable in a well fitted Gore-Tex boot. Construction of the boot and fit are very important. Remember Gore-Tex is one component of many in fabricating a boot. It allows tour foot to regulate moisture better than others. ...Read more
Lack of support: Not enough support for the arch muscles, tendons and ligaments. ...Read more
What happened?: It sounds like you may have sprained your foot or ankle but you have not said what is going on, what happened, and when it began. Either way, the doc who prescribed the boot is the best person to tell you the best way to successfully and rapidly recover from your injury. Get a second opinion from a podiatrist or orthopedist, taking copies of any x-rays and records with you, if you want to. ...Read more
Quality OTC inserts: Some boots/shoes don't come with much padding or good insoles. Find some high quality well cushioned inserts to place on your work boots. If your boots are over 6 months old then consider replacing them. ...Read more
High heels: High heels whether they be boots or shoes place a great deal of pressure on the forefront exacerbating any discomfort that may be there due to existing biomechanics. Additionally you are walking in 3 point stance. See your podiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more
It could: Warts get into the body thru open areas of the skin. ...Read more
Well, I'm is a barefoot runner, using only thin shoes. Does that mean the foot is extra overworked because of that?
GoldenOrFallenArches: If you run on hard surfaces a lot (e.g.cement, asphalt, hard pack track, etc) then yes! You'll pound your heels and base of the toes and put lots of stress on your arches. On grass, sand, or turf you'll do better. But your feet are everything if you are a runner! Unless you've been raised to run barefoot and educated by others that do so, best find a shoe that absorbs shock and supports your arches ...Read more
Should I be wearing my velcro boot to sleep for my two broken feet? It's been 6wks should I be keeping it elevated still?
My feet are in constant pain. They feel broken. Can't walk barefoot at all. Pain medications don't help any. What can this be?
I wear steel toe capped boots and on my feet all day. My feet are constantly damp and are constantly hot. Very hot. Morning to night?
Wicking socks: If you have chronic problems with damp feet from wearing boots all day long, I would recommend that you purchase some of the new moisturing wicking socks. Many places sell these. It would be much healthier for your feet to keep them as dry as possible to prevent fungal infections or other skin conditions associated with chronic moisture against the skin. ...Read more
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