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How helpful are orthotics in relieving foot pain?

How helpful are orthotics in relieving foot pain?

Orthotics: When the underlying mechanism of the problem has a biomechanical basis, orthotics are tremendously helpful at relieving the condition and also preventing recurrence.

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Dr. Libby Putnam
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Orthotics (Definition)

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


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What types of orthotics or foot care would work best for my fiancée's foot structure? She is having foot pain.

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.

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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 of 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.....

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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.

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.

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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.

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What do I do for my teen child who has severe feet pain but refuses to wear orthotics?

What do I do for my teen child who has severe feet pain but refuses to wear orthotics?

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 any more 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.

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Doctor recommended orthotics for painful feet dye to fallen arches?

Orthotics: The best orthotics are ones that are formed from a non weight bearing molds. Podiatrist are experts at making orthotics.

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Plantar fascists what can you do for the pain in foot and leg / calf. Will custom custom orthotics make it go away?

Plantar fascists what can you do for the pain in foot and leg / calf. Will custom 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.

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Foot pain. Arthritis, possible tendonitis. Have orthotics. Breaking in new sneakers. Can barely walk in mornings. Advice for pain?

Foot pain. Arthritis, possible tendonitis. Have orthotics. Breaking in new sneakers. Can barely walk in mornings. Advice for pain?

NSAIDs and stretch: Early morning stretching before you get out of bed, night splints, and evening nsaids can help combat the stiffness and discomfort. You might also want to consider a rheumatology consult.

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What can cause foot pain?

What can cause foot pain?

Many things: Trauma, biomechanical problem, infection, arthritity, neuropathy and poor circulation are some. Too many to mention. If a perstent problem, see podiatrist.

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What is the cause of intractable foot 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.

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What does diabetes do to cause foot pain?

What does diabetes do to cause foot pain?

Too much sugar: Elevated sugar levels interfere with the very small blood vessels and the nerves in the feet to cause neuropathy. The problem may be pain - or lack of any sensation in the feet.

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What can cause foot pain on top of my foot?

What can cause foot pain on top of my foot?

Get it examined: See a podiatrist to have it examined and checked. It can be the result of problems in either the foot or ankle.

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What can cause extreme foot pain in both feet?

What can cause extreme foot pain in both feet?

Lots of things: Extreme pain is not normal and should be evaluated. At worst, it could be a sign of other problems. This should be evaluated by a doctor.

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How can I allievate foot pain caused by walking?

This would depend: On the etiology of the pain. Where on the foot you are getting the pain? In the heel? The arch? A toe? The more specific you are, the more detailed answer we can give.

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What could be some probable causes of acute foot pain in both feet?

What could be some probable causes of acute foot pain in both feet?

Many possibilities: Foot pain could be as a result of many different 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).

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Child is complaining of foot pain with burning all over what can cause this?

Child is complaining of foot pain with burning all over what can cause this?

See a doctor: A complaint like this is unusual especially in a child. See a doctor for exam.

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Foot Pain (Definition)

Any abnormal sensation which occurs with normal use and ...Read more