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What are the conditions to see an ankle/foot orthopedist or a podiatrist. Are there treatment options the orthopedist is not aware of?

What are the conditions to see an ankle/foot orthopedist or a podiatrist.  Are there treatment options the orthopedist is not aware of?

Complex anatomy: The ankles and feet are complex structures. Some orthopedic surgeons will treat fractures of the area, but most refer to podiatry, as they are specially trained in this area for all disorders.. ...Read more

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Can you have plantar fasciitis achilles tendonitis sesamoiditis all at once or can one of those conditions cause pain everywhere on foot will MRI show?

Can you have plantar fasciitis achilles tendonitis sesamoiditis all at once or can one of those conditions cause pain everywhere on foot will MRI show?

Three's a crowd...: You certainly can have all three conditions at the same time. An experienced clinician would be able to determine the diagnosis without an MRI. An MRI would be helpful in demonstrating the tissue's reaction to the to the inflammatory condition. Consult with your Healthtap specialist for further understanding. ...Read more

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Besides plantar fascitis, what are some painful conditions that feet can get partly because they didn't stretch enough?

Besides plantar fascitis, what are some painful conditions that feet can get partly because they didn't stretch enough?

Shin splints, : Shin splints and achilles tendinitis are common as well as capsulitis under the ball of the 2nd metatarsal head. Sesamoiditis can also occur as well as stress fractures. Finally neuromas can occur due to excess pressure of the ball of the foot due to tight achilles tendon. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for mortons neuroma foot conditions?

What are some home remedies for mortons neuroma foot conditions?

Wider shoes: Neuromas are caused by nerve compression. If you reduce compression sometimes you can resolve the pain. Therefore try wider shoes. ...Read more

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How can I releave my pesistent foot pain because of my diabetic conditions ?

How can I releave my pesistent foot pain because of my diabetic conditions ?

Diabetic feet: Good foot care is extremely important in diabetes. Firstly ensure that your blood sugar levels are well controlled. See your Family Practitioner who will do a foot exam and exclude any infections or damage to the foot. They will decide if treatment for peripheral neuropathy is necessary.

Thereafter see a podiatrist who will assist with treating calluses and dead skin and also advise on footwear. ...Read more

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What are some conditions that could cause my hands and feet to turn purple?

What are some conditions that could cause my hands and feet to turn purple?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Both hands get very reddish, purplish when standing/walking. Also, both hands and feet get abnormally cold in regular temperature conditions. Pls help?

Unusual association: Anatomically, what you are presenting with does not follow the normal artery, vein or nerve distributions. Temperature might affect the hands or feet (such as in raynaud's disease) but nor sure how walking and standing would do so. It may actually be how you perceive the temperature of your extremities rather than the actual phenomenon. Your doctor can be the best source of why this occurs. ...Read more

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I have extremely dry feet. I like to use moisturizers on my feet at night, however, when i do, i sweat profusely. No medical conditions?

I have extremely dry feet. I like to use moisturizers on my feet at night, however, when i do, i sweat profusely. No medical conditions?

Moisturizing lotions: I like water-based moisturizing lotions. My favorites are dml lotion and dml forte cream. These are water based, and don't have any fragrences or colorings that could cause skin irritations. http://www.personandcovey.com/productdetail.asp?productid=19. ...Read more

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I have ankle pain on my right foot since last week. No conditions, no sprains or anything like this... Pain when rotating and pressure applied. ?

I have ankle pain on my right foot since last week. No conditions, no sprains or anything like this... Pain when rotating and pressure applied. ?

Unexplained pain: When you have pain somewhere with no obvious explanation - fell, injury, accident - it could be a sign of disease somewhere. Your ankle should be evaluated by a doctor to see if anything significant or worrisome is going on. ...Read more

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What are conditions that causes swelling in feet hands face not associated with allergic reaction?

What are conditions that causes swelling in feet hands face not associated with allergic reaction?

Peripheral edema: Swelling of the extremities could be caused by many things. If you feel it is not an allergic reaction, an md consult is warranted. Perhaps your kidneys are not functioning properly, a common source of peripheral (and other ) edema: swelling. Any changes in medications? The internet is really unsuited to diagnosis of such symptoms, don't fool around; see an md. Good luck! ...Read more

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What syndromes or conditions have low birth weight, short stature, or small hands and feet?

What syndromes or conditions have low birth weight, short stature, or small hands and feet?

Syndromes: The first that comes to my mind is turner's syndrome. Affecting females with a single x chromosome. ...Read more

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Lowplateletcount, swelling in legs and feet. What can cause this conditions? Male 56 years old diabetic

Lowplateletcount, swelling in legs and feet. What can cause this conditions? Male 56 years old diabetic

Have it evaluated.: Some causes of swelling of the feet and legs can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, cellulitis, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins and trauma. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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For the past three days my hands and feet swell up i don't know why I have no heart conditions nor any kidney conditions what can it be?

For the past three days my hands and feet swell up i don't know why I have no heart conditions nor any kidney conditions what can it be?

Think BP: High blood pressure, and certain medications used to treat them can cause peripheral edema. Excess sodium intake can lead to fluid retention as well. Talk to your doctor to see if this is the case, or if there is another cause for this. Good luck! ...Read more

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One foot has small red itchy bumps and scaly peeling skin. 2 different dermatologists diagnosed 2 different conditions. Still no relief. Help.

One foot has small red itchy bumps and scaly peeling skin. 2 different dermatologists diagnosed 2 different conditions. Still no relief. Help.

What are: the 2 diagnosis. Can you show the rash . Will be concerned with scabies or contact dermatitis or impetigo but without picture or diagnosis of the previous Dermatologist or the treatments that did not work it is just a guess. ...Read more

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My 69 yr old mom had burning sensation on soles of feet & calves at night. Other conditions asthma & depression. What could it be and which doc to see?

My 69 yr old mom had burning sensation on soles of feet & calves at night. Other conditions asthma & depression. What could it be and which doc to see?

Foot pain: Your mom may have a form of nerve damage, especially if she is diabetic or has had chemo. Please start w/a visit to your family doctor. He/she may refer you to a foot doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more