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Doctor insights on: Do Shoes Help Foot Growth

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Could wearing small shoes stop foot growth in teenagers?

Could wearing small shoes stop foot growth in teenagers?

No: But it will cause discomfort and possibly contribute to toe deformities. Depending on how old the teenager is, and especially if they are female, their growth might be completed anyway. ...Read more

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If you have acromegaly is it poss to just grow taller but have NO other growth changes--enlarged jaw, nose, hands, feet (shoe size now smaller), etc.?

If you have acromegaly is it poss to just grow taller but have NO other growth changes--enlarged jaw, nose, hands, feet (shoe size now smaller), etc.?

Finished growing?: A person can grow taller if she has not finished growing. A person cannot grow taller if she has already finished growing. Height growth finishes during the late teen years, or occasionally to age 21 or 22. There are internet stories of people growing taller at older ages, but those are science fiction stories... may be fun reading, but that's it. ...Read more

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Is it possible for high heel shoes to stunt your growth?

Is it possible for high heel shoes to stunt your growth?

No: But if someone is still growing it might be favorable to keep their feet in a more normal position during development. Too much high heel wearing can also cause the achilles tendon to contract and shorten, and also places stress on the knees. Everything in moderation, in terms of amount of time wearing them and height of heel. ...Read more

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What is causeing my big toenail to be soft no growth and has moisture when wearing socks and shoes all day ?

A few things: Wearing shoe and socks all day long can trap moisture in the skin and nails. If your nail has been injured there can be damage to the nail plate, or an yeast or fungal infection can thrive under these conditions. Keeping the feet dry is important. Using antiperspirant sprays, absorbant foot powders, and changing socks more frequently can help. See a podiatrist about any potential nail infection. ...Read more

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Why do I have pinky toenail fungus? Is it bc my toe has some trauma from being inside a shoe? Or is it bc our new home encourages fungus growth?

Why do I have pinky toenail fungus? Is it bc my toe has some trauma from being inside a shoe? Or is it bc our new home encourages fungus growth?

Hold on a minute.: The nail on the little toe, because of it's precarious location, can often times thicken and become discolored. This does not necessarily mean that the nail has a fungal infection. It could be due to damage of the nail growth plate that is commonly disturbed by stubbing the toe or even chronic shoe pressure. To differentiate between the possibilities, have your nail examined by a specialist. ...Read more

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When your foots constantly hurts from wearing bad shoes, what is that called?

When your foots constantly hurts from wearing bad shoes, what is that called?

Depends : On where pain is. Really need more specific on where it hurts. First is get shoes that fit the right way. ...Read more

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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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What can I do to avoid smelly feet & shoes?

What can I do to avoid smelly feet & shoes?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Do shoes help babies' feet develop properly?

No: Babies don't need shoes to develop or learn to walk at all. For safety and cold protection away from home, they are a good idea, but learning to walk "au naturale" is the best for natural foot and walk/run development. ...Read more

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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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How to conceal dark spots on feet coused by shoes?

How to conceal dark spots on feet coused by shoes?

It depends: What the black spots are. if they are caused by the dye of the shoes then it should come off with bathing, if the spots are bruising they should go away if you stop wearing the shoes. ...Read more

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Should I discard shoes I wore while I had athlete’s foot?

Should I discard shoes I wore while I had athlete’s foot?

No: If your shoe is significantly soiled, was immersed in water or covered in a chemical that prevents breathability, i would recommend discarding the shoe, otherwise, treating the shoe with and antifungal powder can often be effective in preventing reoccurance. ...Read more

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What shoes must I wear in summer to keep my feet healthy?

There is no must: I would suggest a shoe that has good arch support and straps so the shoe does not slip off the foot. ...Read more

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Does dr.Scholl's wooden shoes really work to reduce feet pain?

Does dr.Scholl's wooden shoes really work to reduce feet pain?

There's no magic.: Depending on your particular issues, some shoes, some brand names, some styles will make you feel more (or less) comfortable. If you want to try the wooden shoes on, go for it, but they may or may not make a world of difference. You may need a good orthotic in a more standard shoe to make you more comfortable. ...Read more

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Why am I having trouble wearing shoes cause my feet feel so hot?

I'm Overheating!: Sometimes when we wear socks and shoes, we occlude the sweat glands of our feet (over 500, 000 of them). Occluding the sweat glands causes the feet to feel "hot" in shoes. Also, if the shoes are too tight, it can make the same sensation. Wear wicking=type socks and shoes with a breathable canvas or mesh "upper". This should help reduce the symptoms. You can use a daily foot deoderant as well. ...Read more

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