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Best Shoes For Leg Pain
Yes: It is possible for poor footwear to cause problems outside of the foot and ankle. ...Read more
Can knee/ leg pain be caused by suddenly switching to wearing flat shoes after wearing high heels/wedge shoes daily for 10+ years? What can help?
Yes: You need to be evaluated to make sure you don't have a tight posterior muscle group. Then, your arch heigh should be looked at and if your arch lowers dynamically during ambulating. ...Read more
I'm a runner and have been having lower leg pain in just my right leg. I havnt changed shoes and have been a avid runner for several years. Questioning?
Shin splints?: If pain runs down the inside of your shin you may have shin splints or tendinitis of the posterior tibial tendon. You may try more calf stretches and new motion control running shoes like brooks ariel or gts. Any specialty running shoe store should be able to watch you run and get you the right shoes. In addition you can get super feet inserts for your shoes. If still painful, consult a doctor. ...Read more
Couple of things:
You want a shoe that has a good arch support built into it or buy an over the counter support to help it.
For maximum support try a high top shoe that goes over the ankle. Timberland hiking boots do great. ...Read more
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. You may consider options like epidural steroid injections if not better. ...Read more
Put your back in flexion. Lay stomach down with two-three pillows under your pelvic area. This will help decompress the nerves. Hope it helps.
Good luck ...Read more
Narcotics...: ...Are very poor drugs for chronic pain of non-terminal conditions, as their effectiveness drops quickly with long term use. ...Read more
Constant leg pain, 24 years old. Best way to describe it would be "growing pains". My knees hurt in side as well, and my achilles.
Leg pains: To provide you with an accurate assessment, there would need to be more questions answered (ex: exact location of pain/any radiating? Things that make it better/worse, etc. There can be many causes of leg and Achilles pains. I suggest consulting with your primary care doctor or initiating a consult through HealthTap so that more information can be obtained and a proper assessment provided. ...Read more
Hamstring pain after lifting left leg. Pain on back side of left leg. Was slow movement. Can't tell how severe or what grade it is. What is best adv?
See a doctor: Sounds like you need direct evaluation and treatment plan ...Read more
Whatever feels best: For arthritic conditions, a shoe with a cushioned heel and rocker sole such as a running shoe work well. For unstable ankles, a shoe with a broader base and more ankle support (light weight hiking boot). Ultimately, whatever shoe produces the least amount of pain is a good choice. ...Read more
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What are best shoes to wear after a broken ankle, for both safety and to minimize swelling? Any tips appreciated!
Comfort, Stability: Great question. ..Often pt will wear flip flops or other shoes that fit with end of day swelling. You want to get a shoe that protects and stabilizes your foot, like a running shoe. Consider with toy doc compression hose or bracine as well if needed at your stage of rehab. ...Read more
What is the best type of shoe to wear to work (I stand all day) if I have chondromalacia pain? I get knee pain after stand/sit for long time, & stairs
See details: Any shoe with a good arch support. ...Read more
Running shoe: Asics, brooks, saucony and mizuno are some of the best. ...Read more
CUSHIONING: Asics excels in cushioning, nimbus or cumulus (think clouds.) these will hold up over mileage. Mizuno wave is also a good choice. New balance has a few in their higher end. You will still need good pronatory control from an orthotic or a firm insole. Stretching is also key in the prevention of shinsplints. ...Read more
Ankle and knee swollen agitated from not wearing good shoes. Broke when I was young. What's best?
What are the best stretches for sciatica? Pain goes from tailbone through left buttocks down leg into left ankle. Is heat or ice better?
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. Ice recommended for 1st 48 hrs, then ice or heat is fine. ...Read more
What is the best way to deal with recurring calf injury and shin splints after running. I have changed my shoes and try to stretch before and after.
Take up swimming: Instead. Some athletes are just not made to be runners. ...Read more
Podiatrist only. 4 overpronation/bunion best shoes/boots w laces have boots laces start 2 in. Higher on foot near ankle enough support?
My lower left leg hurts when I wear certain shoes. Paid a lot for them. Can I have them stretched of something?
Yes: Yes, you can have them stretched but that does not mean that they will become comfortable since you are saying that it is your leg that hurts and not your foot. ...Read more
Does the curve that I have in my spine caused for a leg that's bigger than the other would be corrected by using a fitting shoe?
Limb length: Limb length discrepancy may be the cause if bad enough. If one leg is more than 1 inch shorter, this results in a spinal curvature. The imbalance created can also be painful and cause arthritis over the years. Try walking around with one shoe on the shorter leg at home. See how it feels. If leg length not the problem, scoliosis may make the pelvis appear unlevel. Have a scoliosis surgeon check. ...Read more
Couple of things:
If you are looking to tone then you want to lift lite weights with increased repetitions.
If you are looking to build strength and muscle mass then you want to use heavier weights.
If you have access to work out equipment then you can do leg presses, leg curls, squats, leg lifts. ...Read more
Adaptation: Can cause muscles to conform to position of heels such as shortening achilles tendon making it difficult to wear flat shoes. This may lead to compensation which can cause numerous other conditions. ...Read more
This sensory: Loss definitely requires medical evaluation to determine cause and to develop a treatment plan. Please don't put off. Take care.+ ...Read more
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