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Doctor insights on: Best Shoes For Leg Pain

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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser Dr. Aufseeser
Podiatry
5 years in practice
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
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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.

Dr. Nolan Segal
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Oliver Wang Dr. Wang
Podiatry
6 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Christopher Wilson Dr. Wilson
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
17 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Sandra Gotman Dr. Gotman
Podiatry
32 years in practice
Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
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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

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky Dr. Belilovsky
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Chad Rudnick Dr. Rudnick
Pediatrics
6 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Marianna Post Dr. Post
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Robert Leland Dr. Leland
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
27 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Robert Duggan Dr. Duggan
Podiatry
33 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. John Callahan Dr. Callahan
Podiatry
20 years in practice
Other
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What is the best running shoes for people with past ankle/foot injuries?

What is the best running shoes for people with past ankle/foot injuries?

Running shoe: Asics, brooks, saucony and mizuno are some of the best.

Dr. Stewart Jones Dr. Jones
Podiatry
20 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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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.

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Dr. Diane Minich Dr. Minich
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Edward Hellman Dr. Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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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.