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Can Orthotics Cause Foot Pain
A orthotic is a small piece of medical equipment that braces a bone and/or joint, to keep it in a better position, either at rest, during activities, or both. Examples of orthotics are plastic ankle braces to aid recovery from an ankle sprain, arched insoles to support flat feet, ankle-foot braces to help kids with cerebral ...Read more
What types of orthotics or foot care would work best for my fiancée's foot structure? She is having foot pain.
Foot pain: I would first try an over the counter orthotic such as those where you can measure your foot at a kiosk like Dr. Scholl's. If the pain persists, I would see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Do custom orthotics help chronic foot pain? I got a new set two days ago. I'm being careful to not wear them too long but they hurt.
There is a : "Break in period" which you should have been instructed about. Generally speaking, I inform patients to wear them an hour the first day and double the time each successive day. There may be uncomfortablility but there should not be pain... If painful, consult with your dispensing physician..... ...Read more
I have been having foot pain for a couple days now. I used to wear orthotic shoe inserts. I have knee problem. This is on my left foot. It's pulsating.
Need new orthotics!: If you used to wear them and now they are either too small or they are worn, your body is telling you something. For the pain, rub your foot in the arch area to warm it up. Also, a nice cold bottle that you can roll your foot on will help decrease the pain and pulsating. ...Read more
Can chronic foot pain from plantar ficisitis cause me to feel tired all the time? I went to a foot dr who recommended custom orthodics
Yes it can.: Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the structure that connects the heel to the ball of the foot. If this is a chronic condition, your foot is inflamed and can feel tired. Custom orthotics are a means to hold the foot in the correct position and decrease the irritation that causes the inflammation — thus, if prescribed properly, can reduce the fasciitis and reduce the pain and fatigue. ...Read more
Choices have consequ: For a whiny teen in their counter dependency stage the role of a parent is to provide access to remedies for the child's afflictions. If the child refuses to pursue the remedy & thereby make a bad choice, I would not accept anymore wining. You might point out to the teen that for you to trust them driving/attending special school events/etc. You need to see evidence they can make good choices. ...Read more
Plantar fascists what can you do for the pain in foot and leg / calf. Will custom orthotics make it go away?
ESWT/Orthotics/Shoes: So depending on how long you have suffered from the plantar fasciitis stretching exercises can be helpful. If it is a chronic problem look into extracorporeal shock wave therapy. That combined with new shoe gear and custom orthotics have achieved the best results in my experience. ...Read more
Is there a prescription strength for running orthotics? Have an orthotics now and use ASICs. What can I use for support-fallen arch flatfeet/foot aches
Foot pain. Arthritis, possible tendonitis. Have orthotics. Breaking in new sneakers. Can barely walk in mornings. Advice for pain?
Pain: In the foot can have a variety of causes. Intractable pain is a diagnosis that is generally given to patients that have no relief from the their chronic painful symptoms. Patients who have been given this diagnosis can still have a chance of getting relief with the proper care and treatment. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Foot pain could be as a result of many things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, tight shoes), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more
Neuropathy: Can be the culprit.Get a more detailed answer ›
"growing pains"? : Sometimes, children get pain in bones that have not yet closed or fully formed. I.E. Pain to the heel in a child is often a condition called calcaneal apophysitis or sever's disease. It is a benign problem and usually self limiting. Rest and ice help it. (there are other causes this being a more common one.). ...Read more
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