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Can You Get Athletes Foot On Your Heel
Athlete's Foot...: The fungus which causes athlete's foot (mainly tinea) likes a warm, dark, moist environment. While it is potentially possible to get a tinea infection in the mouth, it is relatively rare. You may have thrush which is most often caused by a yeast infection. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Foot injury: A bruise or contusion can occur anywhere trauma (injury) happens. The arch area can be bruised after activities that put stress on the area such as climbing a ladder or stepping on a ledge, especially when barefoot or in soft shoegear. Treatment for a minor contusion would include warm compresses, an ace wrap, and possibly Ibuprofen to decrease pain and inflammation. ...Read more
Various: There are various insoles that work for a wide variety of patients. Some athletes require a custom molded orthotic that is stiffer and more supportive. Some elderly patients require a softer more cushioned arch support that is prefabricated. Many of the insoles sold in stores are not worth the money and have little support for many people. See your foot doctor for the best insole for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have overpronation and flat feet how high should shoe heel be on shoes that have a platform? Why?
= "jock itch": The same fungus can inhabit your feet, groin, armpits. So if treating one area, may need to treat all areas to be sure you kill it off and it does not immediately return. Lotrimin (clotrimazole) af is an otc example, and comes as cream or powdered spray for ease of application 2-3 times a day. Treatment can take weeks to resolve. ...Read more
Reduce pressure: A callus is because the skin is being rubbed between a hard surface on the outside(like your shoe) and the bone on the inside. If you reduce this friction the callus will slowly disappear. Sometimes this is very difficult to do depending on where the callus is located. If there is a bone spur(bump of bone) under the callus it can sometimes be reduced by surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Be careful: Do not go barefoot in common areas! bring a pair of flip flops for areas around the pool and for the bathroom if you shower there. It also helps to keep your feet as dry as possible as both skin conditions prefer moist environments. If you work out frequently, allow your shoes to dry thoroughly before going to the gym again or have an alternating pair. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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