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Doctor insights on: Best Shoes For Leg Pain

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Is it possible that wearing shoes that are too big cause knee and leg pain?

Is it possible that wearing shoes that are too big cause knee and leg pain?

Yes: It is possible for poor footwear to cause problems outside of the foot and ankle. ...Read more

Dr. Nolan Segal
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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?

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

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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?

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

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How can I choose a shoe for best leg and foot support?

How can I choose a shoe for best leg and foot support?

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

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What is the best way to relieve siatica leg pain?

What is the best way to relieve siatica leg pain?

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

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Nightime leg pain that I do not believe fits with rls. What is best testing to diagnose?

Nightime leg pain that I do not believe fits with rls. What is best testing to diagnose?

See neurologist: There is no diagnostic test for rls. It's a "looks like a duck, talks like a duck, walks like a duck therefore it's a duck" diagnosis. Neuropathy can mimic or trigger rls. A neurologist can sort out the difference between the two for you. ...Read more

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What is the best way to ease leg pain from a slipped disc casing a pinched nerve?

What is the best way to ease leg pain from a slipped disc casing a pinched nerve?

Pinched nerve: 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

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Which is the best long acting narcotic for chronic low back/leg pain?

Narcotics...: ...Are very poor drugs for chronic pain of non-terminal conditions, as their effectiveness drops quickly with long term use. ...Read more

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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.

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

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What are the best shoes for severe heel pain?

Depends: Depends why you are having heel pain. You might need orthotics, good idea to go to podiatrist and get checked. ...Read more

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What are the best walking shoes for ankle pain?

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!

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

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What are the best brands of running shoes that help prevent shin splints?

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

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What are the best stretches for sciatica? Pain goes from tailbone through left buttocks down leg into left ankle. Is heat or ice better?

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

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What is the best type of cross training shoe for shin splints and flat feet?

What is the best type of cross training shoe for shin splints and flat feet?

Anti-pronation: If you go to a running store and ask to see anti-pronation running shoes, these will potentially address your problem; new balance is just one example of a brand that makes them. ...Read more

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Podiatrist only. 4 overpronation/bunion best shoes/boots w laces have boots laces start 2 in. Higher on foot near ankle enough support?

Podiatrist only. 4 overpronation/bunion best shoes/boots w laces have boots laces start 2 in. Higher on foot near ankle enough support?

Add support: Either an over the counter support like power steps or super feet would be helpful but if your feet are severely probated a prescription orthotic may be necessary. High running shoes a high lacing boot would also be helpful. ...Read more

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My lower left leg hurts when I wear certain shoes. Paid a lot for them. Can I have them stretched of something?

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

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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?

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

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How to build leg muscles for fall shoes?

How to build leg muscles for fall shoes?

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

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What are the effects of high heel shoes on the muscles in your legs?

What are the effects of high heel shoes on the muscles in your legs?

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

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My leg is smelling when I take off my shoe?

Leg swelling: Leg swelling can be for various reasons. Standing to long or some type of fluid retention from a hear or kidney problem. If the swelling is unilateral I would be more concerned about a DVT. ...Read more

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My right side leg is getting senseless and it is getting worst. I can't put on shoes.

My right side leg is getting senseless and it is getting worst. I can't put on shoes.

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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Can certain shoes help with leg claudication while exercising?

Can certain shoes help with leg claudication while exercising?

No: If you have true "claudication" (which is muscle cramping from poor circulation), then shoes will not prevent symptoms. Regular exercises will help improve the distance you can walk before pain sets in. ...Read more