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Can Foot Reflexology Restore A Fallen Arch In My Foot
Is there foot and ankle surgery for fallen arches? I've had fallen arches my entire life. I enjoy hiking, but notice that my ankles really swell from the constant pounding even with good arch supports. Would foot and ankle surgery be a possible option to
Flat feet: If ankle braces and orthotics have not helped then i would recommend foot surgery. There is various types of foot surgery that can lift or reconstruct an arch. I would recommend talking with your foot and ankle specialist or a foot fellow orthopedist to discuss various surgeries that could benefit you. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have plantar fasciitis and spur at ball of my foot. New orthotics have an arch and I walk flat footed. Foot feels bruised. Try to adapt? Damaging?
Give it time: If you have just started wearing the orthotics, your foot may just need more time. Just like anything new, start slowly. Meaning, wear the orthotics in short durations and build from there. If the foot does not come around quickly, see a doctor to check the fit of the orthotic. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Why would foot burn at top of foot over big toe into top side of foot? Have an arthritic "hook" in ball of foot b/t big toe/next toe
Stress fractures in 4th toe, left foot, also in ball of foot, have healed. Now have pain in toe, not ball, when i curl my toes and lift. How to treat?
Can my feet arches be different depending on the foot? any higher arch shoes or inserts feels perfect for R foot but feels like lump under L foot
Foot sizes : It certainly can happen that one foot is different from the other, both in size and shape. You may find that a good shoe store could help with proper fitting suggestions. You also may find that you can see a local podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more
Pain under feet and in ankles after walking. Swelling on the inside of my ankles- better with arch support in shoes. Could these be fallen arches?
Are there orthotics that only support ball of foot/toes? Does it have to cover entire footbed? Spur in ball of foot/turf toe.
Could I have permanently compromised foot integrity when i wore a forefoot lateral wedge(due to tp spasm) that forced foot into hyperpronation ?
Foot Hyperpronation: It depends how long you wore the device, but, in general, foreshortened, stretched, and even atrophied tendons can be "stretched" or manipulated back to a normal configuration. It is important to act on this very soon to avoid further aggravation, so i would schedule a consult with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Pretty much...: We start out treating it with sympotmatically, mainly with a type of arch supports. These can be custom made orthotics, made specifically for your individual feet, by seeing a podiatrist. For otc supports, i really like spenco medical products. Try the polysorb cross-trainer, walker-runner or total support styles to get more support in your shoes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Foot problem, have a fallen arch on left foot for 3 yrs now. Use orthotics, but recently my heel hurts to walk on. Planters fasciitis? What is it?
Impossible to say: no one can give a specific answer without being able to examine the heel. If it is tender along the inside edge it is likely to be plantar faciitis. ...Read more
I have an avulsion fracture in the middle top of my foot. My foot and ankle are also sprained. Does this require a cast?
Ask a health question...Hi, I have spinal stenosis and drop foot in my left ankle and foot. My left foot is often swollen, a blister is on this leg.?
Hello, I have had numbness in my ( l ) foot for a yr all toes are involved except the the big toe, pain is in the ball of foot, my foot feels dead, ?
Should be evaluated: You may be experiencing symptoms of a neuroma or pinched nerve in your foot, or possible the beginnings of neuropathy. Would need to be examined and a full history taken to help determine what is going on. You should see your podiatrist or a neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had foot surgery on my left foot to fix my flat foot and the doctor said that they fused my bone and put a screw. When can i walk? Physical therapy?
This discussion : Should ONLY take place with your surgeon. From your description it is unclear if you had a subtalar stent placed in or if you had a flatfoot reconstruction. If a subtalar stent was put in then the "screw" isn't really a screw its an implant and it did not get placed into any bone, rather was placed ina a canal between the ones. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I'm a dancer and I have a sharp stabbing pain in the arch of my foot that extends up to my ankle. Is this plantar fasciitis?
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