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Could pointed shoes really cause feet deformities?

Could pointed shoes really cause feet deformities?

Definately: Painful hammertoes, ingrown toenails, neuromas, bunions are some for tities that can be caused by tight shoes.... ...Read more

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Can flat feet affect hip alignment?

Can flat feet affect hip alignment?

Yes: The lower is a closed kinetic chain what happens to one area effects the others. ...Read more

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22 female, properly fitted shoes. Right foot, painful baby toe [knuckle]. ?

22 female, properly fitted shoes. Right foot, painful baby toe [knuckle]. ?

Pinky Toe: You may have a hammertoe or bone spur even though the shoes may fit. Have podiatrist look at it. ...Read more

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Flat feet cause very bad foot and ankle pain?

Flat feet cause very bad foot and ankle pain?

Flat feet: Absolutely, plus knee, hip, and back pain as you get older. See foot specialist to control flat foot. Good Luck ...Read more

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Doflat feet cause foot and ankle pain?

YES: Yes, they can. A podiatrist can help you, perhaps with a pair of Rx orthotic devices. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Why are my child's pinky fingers curved inward?

Why are my child's pinky fingers curved inward?

Simple clinodactaly: When pinky fingers are turned slightly toward the middle of the hand, the term used is clinodactaly. When examined under x-ray, there is an angulation to the middle segment of that finger. It is a benign and potential inheritable process. It occurs in normal people and sometimes in higher frequency with certain syndromes. ...Read more

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Could foot surgeries fix crooked and overlapping toes?

Could foot surgeries fix crooked and overlapping toes?

HAMMER TOES: It sounds like you have hammer toes. Provided you are in good general health, surgery is an option. Good luck. Dr. Latva ...Read more

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My feet toes top skin feel less?

My feet toes top skin feel less?

Neuropathy?: If i understand you properly, it sounds like you are describing neuropathy. If this is the case it is smart to find the etiology or reason you have this. ...Read more

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Big toes on both feet feels numb?

Big toes on both feet feels numb?

Nerve : any back issue it sound like nerve injury to the back. Are u diabetic ? Could be beginning of neuropathy ? See you pcp or you foot doctor ...Read more

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Do prosthetic feet bend and arch like normal feet?

Do prosthetic feet bend and arch like normal feet?

Some do: There are many styles of prosthetic feet. The most advanced feet are designed to imitate foot motion and are made of carbon fiber that can flex with weight. ...Read more

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Sore sole of feet at heel?

Sore sole of feet at heel?

First few steps hurt: You may have what's called an acute plantar fasciitis or possibly a heel spur do not walk barefooted, wear shoes with a heel use ice and if pain continues see a podiatrist who will take x-rays and advise you further. ...Read more

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Can shoes make feet swell?

Can shoes make feet swell?

Swelling feet: No, shoes do not make your feet swell....Although, if your feet are swelling while your in your shoes, it may seem that way. See a specialist and find out why, your feet are swelling. ...Read more

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Feet & toes turning blue. From ankels down?

Feet & toes turning blue. From ankels down?

Vascular: You need to see your dr asap. If this becomes worse before you can see your dr. Go to the er. ...Read more

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Skin numbness in my big toes?

Skin numbness in my big toes?

Some thoughts: A key point your doctor will want to know is if this is happening in both big toes or just one. If you're getting numbness in both toes, then you will likely be tested for things like diabetes, anemia, thyroid function, lead, and certain infections. If it's just happening in one toe, sometimes this can be caused by trauma or compression of a superficial nerve. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is calluses in feet early sign of foot deformities in arthritis?

Is calluses in feet early sign of  foot deformities in arthritis?

No: No calluses are generally limited to the skin and subcutaneous tissue. They are not related to any bone deformity. If calluses are not kept clean they may not heal which may eventually cause a local infection. And worst case scenarios this infection may spread to the bone and cause osteomyelitis which is the infection of the bone. This could be complicated specially in diabetic patients and may require amputation of the bon. ...Read more