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Bunions And Flat Feet
I have been diagnosed with bunions and very flat feet, any correlation between these two? Should I continue exercising? Any long term effects?
Yes: Flat feet can cause foot instability that can lead to bunions and hammer toes and other foot and ankle conditions. I would advise a good custom orthotic prior to long term high impact exercise. ...Read more
A fallen arch is commonly known as a flatfoot. The foot loses the arch on the inner side of foot. This is also known as pes planus and there can be either a flexible version and a rigid version. A flexible version is flat only when weight is applied on the foot; a rigid version is flat when the foot is off and when the foot is on ...Read more
I have metatarsalgia, bunion, flat feet and unstable ankle. I'm looking for a brace/support for all of them (all in one) Is there such a thing?
Wear orthotics 4 overpronation, flat feet & bunion. Wearing orthotics while sitting for large amounts of time beneficial?
Shoe guide: Flat feet and bunions require wider shoes to accommodate the deformity. A rigid, stable shoe is best. No more than 2 inch heels because it puts too much pressure on bunions. More importantly, the shoes have to support the arch whether with built in inserts or store bought inserts. Sandals need to have built in arch supports as well. ...Read more
None: Most basketballs shoes don't come with adequate support. Make sure the shoes are comfortable and you can fit an extra support to help improve foot function. Dr l. ...Read more
Mature female -flat feet; bunions no diabetes has round growth top rt. 2nd hammertoe. RN says a callous. Cyst? Bothersome. Removable?
I am 36 male with flat feet and bunions, sometimes when I walk I get a shooting pain, what can I do about it without surgury?
I have foot pain. Big toe is skew. I have the start of a bunion. My calves are tight. Pain in foot and up shins. Run on flat feet. Cramps in foot&toes.
See foot doctor!: Please see a podiatrist (a foot doctor). That specialist can determine if modifications in your footwear will be enough to control your symptoms for a time, or if surgery or some other treatment is the better option. For now, if you have been wearing new shoes and this made it worse, wear them less often. Try on shoes when your feet hurt in your current ones, and find a pair that hurts less then ...Read more
What can help relieve big toe pain known not be related to gout; I do have quite flat feet and am active.?
Maybe not your flat: The first joint (dp), or larger second (mcp)? Is is the pain located on the side, top, or bottom of the joint, if it is the first dp, it can be traumatic; it can be arthritis; psoriatic arthritis loves this joint. If on the bottom of the first, could be tendonous. If at the bottom of the mcp joint, you have two sesamoid bones that can be fractured, or inflammed. See a good specialist who can sort! ...Read more
2 months ago I wore flats for 3hrs. I thought was a blister on the side of my foot under my pinky toe. It swelled & is now purplish. Is it a bunion?
See your Podiatrist: Most people will have foot problems at some point in their lifetime. Having a doctor that understands the foot and how it functions is important. As the saying goes, "if your feet hurt, you hurt all over". Dr L. Visit ACFAS. Org ...Read more
Transfer metarsalgia: If the pain is under the 2nd met head (under ball of 2nd toe), this pain may come from overload of this bone. This can occur because bunion surgery often shortens the big toe none a little bit. If under 1st toe, may e some arthritic change. Best idea is to return to your doc for a check. ...Read more
It could be that your weight and pressure have been shifted to the area under your other toes.
See your podiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more
Included in the normal anatomy of the foot is what is known as the plantar or longitudinal arch. A normal arch protects excessive weight bearing to occur in certain parts of the foot. In flat foot, this arch is reduced in size. Mild cases may not cause symptoms, severe cases can potentially cause ...Read more