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What are the best shoe inserts for 5-inch heels that would last me for several hours? I'm attending a party, & i normally wear flats.

What are the best shoe inserts for 5-inch heels that would last me for several hours?  I'm attending a party, & i normally wear flats.

Not always needed: I don't typically recommend a specific insert for heeled shoes unless a patient has specific symptoms. If there are symptoms related to the shoes, sometimes a simple over the counter cushion insert can help. More specific prescription orthotics would only be ordered as needed. ...Read more

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I've been mostly wearing heels the last few 5 6 months. I wore flat shoes a couple of days ago and it hurt after a walking/standing. Whats wrong?

Changed the stress: Wearing heels over a prolonged period of time creates a muscle/tendon memory pattern- meaning these soft tissues are used to being in a certain position. Then, when you change to flats, you have put these tissues in a new and uncomfortable position. One example is the achilles tendon area. When wearing heels, you take tension off the tendon/calf muscles, and then going to flats stretches these. ...Read more

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I have had worsening painless knee popping in the last couple of months. Am I wearing the wrong shoe or should I get it checked out?

I have had worsening painless knee popping in the last couple of months. Am I wearing the wrong shoe or should I get it checked out?

You should check it: Painless pop in the knee have many reason, one the common cause condition call pilca, the orthopedic surgeon could check it for you. ...Read more

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Last summer i had plantar warts. What's the best way to disinfect my summer shoes so i don't risk my warts returning when i begin wearing them again?

No.: First, we don't know virus would survive inside your shoes. Usually not. Second, no effective rx to "kill" the virus. So there is no way to "disinfect" the thing might not be there. ...Read more

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Neuroma - how long can it last for? I developed following an evening wearing high shoes and not being able to sit down. My toes were very compressed.

Neuroma - how long can it last for? I developed following an evening wearing high shoes and not being able to sit down. My toes were very compressed.

Neuroma: A neuroma is a growth of nerve tissue found between the toes. It brings on pain, a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness. If left untreated, neuromas tend to get worse. They can be treated with padding, taping, orthotics, pain medications, or surgery. Using high heels, shoes with small toe box, or with poor padding can make symptoms worse and should be avoided. ...Read more

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How long would athletes foot last in a shoe that has not been worn? How do you sterilize the shoe?

How long would athletes foot last in a shoe that has not been worn?  How do you sterilize the shoe?

Can last for a while: Fungus can hang around for a while. You reduce the amount by spraying the inside of the shoe with an antifungal spray after you have worn it. This will reduce the amount of fungal load in the shoe. If you sterilize a shoe it will unfortunately be unwearable. ...Read more

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I have severe heel pain in both feet for about the last 6 months and is getting worse. Could it be my shoes?

I have severe heel pain in both feet for about the last 6 months and is getting worse. Could it be my shoes?

Possibly: If shoes are not providing adequate support. Also may need inserts or orthotics. Stretching exercises could help with tightness that can lead to heel pain. ...Read more

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