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Can you improve the flexibility of your foot?

Can you improve the flexibility of your foot?

Yes: If your foot is recovering from an injury it is best to work with a physical therapist for a proper stretching and strengthening program for your foot. ...Read more

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How do I rebuild my muscle flexibility? After my stroke 2 years ago, I now find my whole muscle system back to feet as very stiff- like stick figure.

How do I rebuild my muscle flexibility?  After my stroke 2 years ago, I now find my whole muscle system back to feet as very stiff- like stick figure.

Exercise!!: Stretching, yoga, TaiChi, conditioning, physical therapy...... You get the idea. Only very hard work will get you better, but if you do it it will get you better. Maybe not to your prior baseline, but it will help a lot. ...Read more

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I've been trying to increase ankle flexibility.Could one have less mobility because i was born with a club foot? It was taken care of early, though.

I've been trying to increase ankle flexibility.Could one have less mobility because i was born with a club foot? It was taken care of early, though.

Common problem: I find decreased ankle flexibility in more than half my patients.Some have this from very early on as a congenital shortening of the achilles tendon.Most kid activities today do not involve those that would stretch this tendon ; play gradually builds the calf muscle, aggravating the problem. Doing squats, wall pushes, dips and using bungee cords to pull the forefoot up in a figure 8 movement can help. ...Read more

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I had a sudden onset of one leg, ankle and foot swelling. It is causing pain and a loss of flexibility in the ankle. No injury, long trips or infec.

I had a sudden onset of one leg, ankle and foot swelling.  It is causing pain and a loss of flexibility in the ankle. No injury, long trips or infec.

Not debatable...: Whether or not you presently have these symptoms are had them in the past, an obvious concern is a possible blood clot. This dangerous condition can happen without a clear history of trauma, prolonged inactivity or for that matter, without any apparent reason at all. Regardless of the actual cause, the goal now is to have it evaluated immediately. Untreated, a DVT can have catastrophic effects. ...Read more

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Can poor foot/ankle flexibility cause me to think all my lower leg is weak. Nerve and muscle test clear. Podiatry cancelled me off books now still wek?

Can poor foot/ankle flexibility cause me to think all my lower leg is weak. Nerve and muscle test clear. Podiatry cancelled me off books now still wek?

Yes: If you have poor flexibility in your foot/ankle, you are likely to be trying to compensate with your legs, knees, hips and back. Try custom orthotics for stability and physical therapy, yoga and/ or pilates to improve flexibility. ...Read more

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I wore new boots that were tight, no arch support & little flexibility. My feet are in excruciating pain even after icing and tylenol (acetaminophen) for 2 days. Help?

I wore new boots that were tight, no arch support & little flexibility. My feet are in excruciating pain even after icing and tylenol (acetaminophen) for 2 days. Help?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Although is good for pain, it does nothing for the inflammation that is causing the pain. Switch to aleive or advil, (ibuprofen) barring the fact that you do not have any stomach ulcers. Make sure you eat prior to taking these meds. Continue icing and see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Can getting a good foot massage help with other parts of the body that need improving?

Can getting a good foot massage help with other parts of the body that need improving?

Eastern med says yes: Traditional Eastern medicine says that most most organ health can be accessed through the pressure points of the foot. This is a large focus of acupuncture. ...Read more

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Exposed to below freezing temps in March feet in socks , They were so cold pain hasn't improved?

Exposed to below freezing temps in March feet in socks  , They were so cold pain hasn't improved?

Neuropathy: Long term complications of severe cold exposure or frostbite of the extremities include nerve damage which usually causes numbness but may cause permanent pain. A neurologist could confirm the presence of neuropathy as a cause of your chronic foot pain and may offer an opinion about permanent damage and treatment to relieve the pain. ...Read more

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My weight does not increase and I am very lean. My height is 5 feet 8 inches and weight is just 50 kg. How can I improve weight?

My weight does not increase and I am very lean. My height is 5 feet 8 inches and weight is just 50 kg. How can I improve weight?

Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass. ...Read more

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Can cleaning your feet improve your health?

Can cleaning your feet improve your health?

Yes: Proper cleaning and hygiene eliminate accumulation of unnecessary bacteria and prevent infection. ...Read more

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What should I do to improve the circulation in my feet?

What should I do to improve the circulation in my feet?

Get them checked: With or without symptoms? I ask that because in general, a 33 year old should have good circulation. If you are concerned, ask your pcp about non-invasive vascular screening tests - like dopplers. Before trying to improve something, make sure you know what kind of flow you have. Dopplers are ultrasounds that check circulation flow in the arteries and veins. ...Read more

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I m a man with 6 foot height but my weight is 52 kg. My diet is normal, how can I improve my weight?

I m a man with 6 foot height but my weight is 52 kg. My diet is normal, how can I improve my weight?

You need a medical c: For your height, you are not health at 52 kg. You should see a doctor to make sure that you do not have a cause for such low weight. There can be malabsorption in your gut or an overactive thyroid gland causing it. In the meantime, you can increase your calories by eating foods rich in calorie such as dairy products- whole milk, ice cream, yogert and meats and eggs. ...Read more

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How to improve my back arch, foot arches, and turnout?

How to improve my back arch, foot arches, and turnout?

Not sure: I fully understand your question. But, start with orthotics, i think that may solve your problem. ...Read more

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How can I improve circulation in my feet?

How can I improve circulation in my feet?

Circulation: Exercise! any and all forms of cardiovascular exercise. Treadmill, stationary bike, jumping rope...Etc. ...Read more

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How to improve blood circulation in the feet?

How to improve blood circulation in the feet?

Exercise: Move your legs.Walk, but if you have calf pain see a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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What should I do to improve the bad circulation in my feet?

What should I do to improve the bad circulation in my feet?

Exercise: Exercise programs have shown great improvement in symptoms and the ability to do more physically in patients with peripheral vascular disease (bad circulation). ...Read more

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My brother has diabetes and is losing sensation in feet and feels them numb. What can it be and how can we improve his condition?

My brother has diabetes and is losing sensation in feet and feels them numb. What can it be and how can we improve his condition?

Diabetic neuropathy: This sounds like Diabetic Neuropathy. It is important to make sure that Diabetes is well controlled. Medications like Gabapentin or Lyrica (pregabalin) might help. He should see his doctor, ...Read more

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How can I improve dry feet and cracked heels?

How can I improve dry feet and cracked heels?

Moisturize them : If regular moisturizer is not working try going to sleep with saran wrap on the feet under a sock after applying the moisturizer. Alternatively a high concentration urea cream is often helpful. ( over 40%). ...Read more