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For 'runners knee' which running shoe would u recommend - Asics Gel Enhance Ultra 3 Running Shoe or Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 15 Running Shoe?

For 'runners knee' which running shoe would u recommend - Asics Gel Enhance Ultra 3 Running Shoe or Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 15 Running Shoe?

Not just Shoes...: Either shoe will do, but shoes are not the end all treatment for runners knee. There are many more things to consider before fixating on the shoe type. More important is whether you had, presently have or are in a preventive mode for the treatment of the problem. I suggest you seek out a sports medicine ortho specialist to do a proper evaluation and subsequent treatment and exercise protocol. ...Read more

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What's better for the foot? Sneakers, sandals, running shoes?

What's better for the foot? Sneakers, sandals, running shoes?

All can be fine: This is hard to answer. It depends on the quality of the shoe, how well it fits the shape of your foot and, most importantly, how well it feels. As a rule, the thicker the sole, the stiffer the shoe, the better the support, the better the shoe is for you. It does mean that other shoes are bad. Using generalities, my best answer to your question, would be a good running shoe. Dr l. ...Read more

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Can I wear ankle braces inside shoes while running?

Can I wear ankle braces inside shoes while running?

You can: Just be careful about friction..the brace can rub you and cause blistering... ...Read more

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Podiatrist Question I wear orthotic 4 overpronation/ff Wear RUNNING athletic sneakers just 4 walking. Too much CUSHIONING? Better a regular shoe

Podiatrist Question I wear orthotic 4 overpronation/ff Wear RUNNING athletic sneakers just 4 walking. Too much CUSHIONING? Better a regular shoe

Don't worry: Shop for shoes late in the day Find a shoe where the widest point of the shoe is at the widest part of the foot. Leave one thumb press of space between big toe and the toe box of the shoe. Place a wad of lamb's wool in to the distal toe of shoe Place a 1/2 inch heel lift under the shoe liner. Sorry I don't know the metrics You can try this but if you still need more support, try orthotic ...Read more

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4 flat feet&overpronation Over-pronation walking shoes necessary or orthotics. Orthotics not proven 2 work Over-pronation walking shoes proven 2 work?

4 flat feet&overpronation Over-pronation walking shoes necessary or orthotics. Orthotics not proven 2 work Over-pronation walking shoes proven 2 work?

Orthotics: Custom made would be best option. Store bought orthotics are really for an average type arch which would not give you enough support. I don't think the shoe has much value. ...Read more

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1-must wear straight shoe lasts for overpronation & flat feet? 2-can sneakers have mesh and leather tops?

1-must wear straight shoe lasts for overpronation & flat feet? 2-can sneakers have mesh and leather tops?

??: Not so much a straight last as much as a last of some kind / cheaper shoes may look ok but if you can bend the shoe easily at the heel-forefoot junction then this is not a good shoe for you a good shoe with a last coupled with a good otc or custom made orthotic is the ticket as long as the construction is of reasonable quality what the upper is made from is not too much of an issue. ...Read more

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Any ideas on where i can buy a metal and leather AFO (ankle foot orthosis brace) ?

Any ideas on where i can buy a metal and leather AFO (ankle foot orthosis brace) ?

DME supplier: There are many DME (durable medical equipment) suppliers in CA. However, I recommend you see a qualified specialist (podiatrist or orthopedist) for evaluation and prescription for the correct brace. They can give you guidance on the best place to have it made and in many cases they can have the brace made for you. ...Read more

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Have mild-moderate Overpronation/flat feet & wear orthotics. OK to wear stabilizing athletic sneakers without orthotics?Same support?

Dr. Hubert Lee Dr. Lee
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Have mild-moderate Overpronation/flat feet  & wear orthotics. OK to wear stabilizing athletic sneakers without orthotics?Same support?

Not as supportive: It is okay to wear athletic shoes without orthotics, but you will not get the same level of support for your arch. Custom orthotics conform to your arch and can help limit excessive pronation. The best combination for support is to wear custom orthotics with a stable athletic shoe. This becomes even more important if you participate in high-impact activities like running. ...Read more

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Will walking on my insoles or wearing shoe inserts help straighten my bow legs?

Will walking on my insoles or wearing shoe inserts help straighten my bow legs?

No: You have a problem with the bones and this will not be fixed by shoe inserts. ...Read more

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Chilly toes even when I wear warm boot! are boot warmers safe if neuropathy?

Chilly toes even when I wear warm boot! are boot warmers safe if neuropathy?

Probably not: If your neuropathy is severe, you may not feel heat well, and are at risk for burn injury. Interestingly, the sensation of cold may be related to lower foot temperature (when you reach down your foot is actually cold to touch) or your nerves misfiring a cold signal to your brain (your feet are not as cold on the outside as they feel on the inside). Warming devices also do not help the latter. ...Read more

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Can i wear regular walking shoes for recovery after big toe fracture?

Thick soles are best: The stiffer the sole of the shoe, the less the toe bends. The less it bends, the faster it heals. ...Read more

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Podiatrist only. 4 overpronation/bunion best shoes/boots w laces have boots laces start 2 in. Higher on foot near ankle enough support?

Podiatrist only. 4 overpronation/bunion best shoes/boots w laces  have boots laces start 2 in. Higher on foot near ankle enough support?

Add support: Either an over the counter support like power steps or super feet would be helpful but if your feet are severely probated a prescription orthotic may be necessary. High running shoes a high lacing boot would also be helpful. ...Read more

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Best running shoes for flat foot sprinter ?

Best running shoes for flat foot sprinter ?

A good fitting: the internet is full of different ideas of brands of shoes for your foot type and body size. What you need to do is either find a good shoe fitter at a running store and have hem check your foot and try different pairs with arch supports for your foot. Make sure it is comfortable and feels like good support. You can always see a sports medicine physician or a podiatrist who can fit you. ...Read more

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Walking on side road almost stepped on dead raccoon with flies. Might have stepped on dried blood on pavement. Wearing pants socks shoes. Rabies risk?

Walking on side road almost stepped on dead raccoon with flies. Might have stepped on dried blood on pavement. Wearing pants socks shoes. Rabies risk?

Rabies transmission: Per the Centers for Disease Control: The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected host. Though transmission has been rarely documented via other routes such as contamination of mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth), aerosol transmission, and corneal transplants. ...Read more

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Orthotic 4 overpronation used 2 wear aa shoe med now.Heel, back of heel ankle still slim use heeliner in all shoes even if think m shoe fits heelfine?

Orthotic 4 overpronation used 2 wear aa shoe med now.Heel, back of heel ankle still slim use heeliner in all shoes even if think m shoe fits heelfine?

Overkill: No, although the orthotic can address overpronation, no need for an extra heeliner. This will make the shoe too tight and uncomfortable. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I get swelling in the middle of my calves when wearing hiking boots. I had a compartmental release in my calves in 2015 after 10 years. Is it related?

I get swelling in the middle of my calves when wearing hiking boots. I had a compartmental release in my calves in 2015 after 10 years. Is it related?

Quite possible: After a compartment release, the thick tissue surrounding your muscles in your calves (the fascia) is cut wide open to decrease the pressure on the muscles. It does not repair itself. So when the muscles swell, such as with exercise or with pressure from boot tops, it is much more apparent than if the fascia is intact. ...Read more

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Are unna boots comfortable?

Dr. Ted King Dr. King
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Should be: If an unna boot is applied properly it should be quite comfortable. Often it is more comfortable to have it on than to have it off. ...Read more

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Why are the medical boots so heavy?

Why are the medical boots so heavy?

Depends: Boots have a lot of lead content if there is concern about radiation exposure. Steel toed boots are heavy because it protects your toes and foot. My medical boots are light, so it depends on your style and functionality. ...Read more

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How can the machines in the shop boots actually measure your body fat?

Body fat measurement: Most use electrical impedance but need to ask the person using them how it works. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if i'm allergic to chrome-tanned boots, will washing them fix it?

Could you tell me if i'm allergic to chrome-tanned boots, will washing them fix it?

No: The leather was saturated with chromic acid during the tanning process and washing just takes out those on the surface area. As time goes by, the level of chromate may decline. Try wearing a thick cotton sock to prevent your sweat which may leach out the chrome form the leather if you must wear them. ...Read more

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Is there any effect by wearing sleeping boots during sleeping?

Is there any effect by wearing sleeping boots during sleeping?

Combat Boots?: What effect are you trying to achieve by wearing the boots? It begs the question as to just what kind of boots are you wearing that you would have this concern. ...Read more

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Any reasons why my feet hurt when i'm not wearing boots?

Any reasons why my feet hurt when i'm not wearing boots?

Perhaps the boots: Offer better support than the shoes you are wearing. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to wear platform boots while i'm walking my dog?

Is it safe for me to wear platform boots while i'm walking my dog?

Common sense: I would not walk a great dane on them. You are more likely to loose balance on platform boots anyway. ...Read more

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What damage to your neck when stomped on by large man wearing boots when your face down on the ground?

What damage to your neck when stomped on by large man wearing boots when your face down on the ground?

Possible fracture: You should go to the er for an examination and necessary tests to rule out fracture anywhere in your cervical spine. You may need this as evidence in any criminal or civil suits against this man as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I think it might be from the long socks I wear with my work boots. Cutting off circulation. Never had this problem before, comes with age I guess?

I think it might be from the long socks I wear with my work boots. Cutting off circulation. Never had this problem before, comes with age I guess?

Probably not socks: It takes pretty tight socks to cut off circulation (like the compression hose/socks patients wear to decrease leg swelling). It's safest to see a primary care doctor (bring the socks and shoes) and let the doctor decide if the problem is the socks or possibly another cause of legs swelling or poor circulation in the legs (such as heart, kidney, arterial, or hormonal problems). ...Read more

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What are some of the best night boots for plantar fascitis? I need the best quality. I do not want it to break on me, so please tell me some good ones

What are some of the best night boots for plantar fascitis? I need the best quality. I do not want it to break on me, so please tell me some good ones

Consider an Rx: I hope you have had your condition examined and diagnosed. If you are unable to find a commercial night splint device for plantar fasciitis, consider asking your doctor to recommend one specifically and/or send you to an orthotist to have a device made for you. ...Read more

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I have a few red, dry, almost circular patches around just one of my ankles. I thought it may have been my boots rubbing but it won't seem to go away.

I have a few red, dry, almost circular patches around just one of my ankles. I thought it may have been my boots rubbing but it won't seem to go away.

Picture: Take a picture and show your doctor or dermatologist. Sometimes circular rashes are caused by ringworm and need anti fungal cream. All the best. ...Read more

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What works against those blisters when you wear cowboy boots?

What works against those blisters when you wear cowboy boots?

Change boots: You can also change the type of socks you are wearing to one that is a little thinner. If you are still getting blisters, this is a sign of irritation and may be an indication that your shoes may be too tight. ...Read more

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I have onychomycosis of the toenails. Is it recommended that i wear safety boots?

I have onychomycosis of the toenails. Is it recommended that i wear safety boots?

Not necessary: Fungus grows in dark moist spaces. Keeping your feet in safety boots with limited ventilation is not be the best situation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have athletes foot and don't want to throw away my shoes and boots?

What to do if I have athletes foot and don't want to throw away my shoes and boots?

Several options: There is a UV light apparatus called steri shoe that claims to kill the fungus. You can spray the inside of the shoes with an antifungal and let dry completely before wearing. ...Read more

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Which work boots brands are best for club feet?

Which work boots brands are best for club feet?

See below: The best boots are the ones that feel comfortable and accommodate the deformity. ...Read more

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I lost twenty lbs but I only notice it in my feet? Is that possible? I can fit in my boots better

I lost twenty lbs but I only notice it in my feet? Is that possible? I can fit in my boots better

I agree with you....: While it is not unusual to notice more weight loss in a specific area, you really wouldn't lose 20 pounds just in your feet. It has come off in small layers all over your body. Presuming you wanted to lose it, Congratulations! Weight loss is hard and takes commitment and focus. Keep going if that's what would be healthy for you ... in more comfortable boots! ...Read more

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Should i play pond hockey without a hockey helmet? Does it matter whether I have boots or skates on?

Should i play pond hockey without a hockey helmet?  Does it matter whether I have boots or skates on?

Helmet recommended: Wearing a helmet may help in preventing some injuries to the head. It will not completely prevent concussions, but it may help in decreasing the impact from a stick or fall. Depending on how aggressive you play it probably doesn't matter boots or skates. Of course you have to be careful of thin ice. ...Read more