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Will sleeping in good shoes or boots help plantar fasciitis?

Will sleeping in good shoes or boots help plantar fasciitis?

No: Shoes will not help, however night splints which help keep the plantar fascia stretched out may help keep the tissue loose and prevent first step in the morning pain. ...Read more

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Will sleeping in shoes help plantar fasciitis?

Will sleeping in  shoes help plantar fasciitis?

No: What you need is a dorsiflexory night splint that will stretch your achilles tendon and your plantar fascia. See a podiatrist and they can help set you up with them. ...Read more

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Do orthotics help for metatarsal neuroma?

Do orthotics help for metatarsal neuroma?

Orthotics may help: neuroma pain in some cases. They can alleviate pressure near or between the metatarsals by reducing the pressure in the area of symptoms. Not all neuromas respond well with orthotics however, but it is a good conservative start for treatment. ...Read more

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Do shoes help babies' feet develop properly?

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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I have over-pronation & use orthotic. Told heel counter in shoe should hold foot snugly. Foot heel does ride up, how much too much?

I have over-pronation & use orthotic. Told heel counter in shoe should hold foot snugly. Foot heel does ride up, how much too much?

Shoe counter: It may well be impossible to find an otc shoe that fits that well . If there is a lot of room move to a narrower shoe and remove the inner liner of the shoe as well to allow the orthotic to fit better. You may need some additions to the counter area of the shoe (inside) as well to promote fit. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you tape a foot to heal heel spurs?

How do you tape a foot to heal heel spurs?

You can wrap: Or tape your plantar fascia. You can't tape a heel spur. There are various wrapping methods which a podiatrist can show you. A simpler approach may be to try an orthotic. ...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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Will sleeping in tennis shoes help plantar fasciitis?

Facial band: Sleeping in tennis shoes is very doubtful at resolving plantar fasciitis..... But, it would not hurt you to try...Go ahead....And, then if the issue is not resolved , go see a specialist. ...Read more

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If I have drop foot and flat feet will i get orthotic insoles or orthotic braces?

If I have drop foot and flat feet will i get orthotic insoles or orthotic braces?

Brace: An orthotic won't help with a foot drop as it is a device that runs under the foot. The brace part extends up the leg and hence can help lift up the foot as the leg extends forward. ...Read more

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Can footwear help or hinder children's foot health?

Can footwear help or hinder children's foot health?

Interesting: For children with normal feet, there isn't much evidence that there is anything better than running barefoot (assuming that it's warm enough and there aren't any sharp objects.) normal children don't need special arch supports. Hard soled shoes don't make it easier to walk and probably make it harder. The best advice is to avoid buying shoes that are too small. ...Read more

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I need good shoes for bunions. Are there such shoes?

I need good shoes for bunions.  Are there such shoes?

Straight last Shoe: In general, try a straight last shoe with a rigid counter and soft, seamless, supple, stretchable upper. ...Read more

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Any good remedies for ball-of-foot blister prevention? I walk for exercise. Wearing dr-made orthotics. Ball-of-foot friction.

Any good remedies for ball-of-foot blister prevention? I walk for exercise. Wearing dr-made orthotics. Ball-of-foot friction.

Well fit walker: A well fit lace up walking shoe that accomodates your orthotic. Thick cotton socks sport tyope as an interface between foot and orthotic. ...Read more

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How to grow foot calluses really fast?

How to grow foot calluses really fast?

Not sure : Why anyone would want this but they come from pressure/ friction usually over bony prominences or under areas of increased pressure. ...Read more

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I've got plantar fasciitis & need arch support. But i hate shoes! any suggestions?

Fascitis: Stretch the calf muscles and planar fascie continuously. Shoes obviously play a major part of treatment. Cryotherapy is an alternative to treat the condition as well. ...Read more

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Wear 1/2 orthotics and remove insoles of shoes, so big toe that stix up won't hurt. Must wear some cushioning at toes to prevent shocks to knee?

Wear 1/2  orthotics and remove insoles of shoes, so big toe that stix up won't hurt. Must wear some cushioning at toes to prevent shocks to knee?

Metatarsal Cushion: Some of our patients need that extra room in their shoes because the big toe sticks up too much. Try a spenco insert for that extra cushion but cut out the area under the toes to give them more room. You can also try to add a hapad metatarsal support to the end of the orthotic device to attempt to take pressure off the metatarsals. www.hapad.com (get small adhesive met pads) dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Have over pronation, i remove footbeds & use orthotics. Many women's shoes slip up & down at heel. Recommend type of shoes to wear.

Shoes: Very common complaint among women. Unfortunately the best shoes for orthotics have a strong heel counter and some closure, either lace, velcro or strap ( note this is advice only. You must contact your primary care physician or podiatrist for an examination). ...Read more

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Will i need special shoes to prevent heel pain?

Will i need special shoes to prevent heel pain?

Sensible supportive: shoes should suffice. Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the strong band of tissue that runs along the sole of your foot attaching at to the heel where pain is often felt. Have a look at ... http://patient.info/health/heel-and-foot-pain-plantar-fasciitis ... for some structured advice. This condition will usually get better with persistence in conservative management, ie; rest, foot supports, NSAIDs, and exercises. ...Read more

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I have flat feet, bunions and overpronate. What kind of shoe do you recommend? I wear orthotics,

I have flat feet, bunions and overpronate. What kind of shoe do you recommend? I wear orthotics,

Does it hurt?: Do your feet hurt? YOu can try taking out orthotics. you may not need them. you can work on ankle strength and foot strength instead. where are you located, i can recommend a doc? or you can find me on concierge. you want to see sports medicine. check out amssm.org ...Read more

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