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Curved Last Shoes
Pain and deformity: Gets worse with time.Get a more detailed answer ›
I just turned 16 yesterday and the last few weeks my shoulders have Been getting broader but I grew a shoe size and I'm a male and I'm 6'2 and use to wear a size 13 now I wear a size 14?
You're growing?: There's a question in there somewhere, but I'll be darned if I can figure it out. ...Read more
I wore high shoes last night and had woken up with a stiff back could it be from wearing shoes what can I do to ease the pain in my back?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer