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Exercises For Hammer Toes
Can I use a soft physiothrpyhand exerciser ball for stiffness of wrist and hand aftr cast ,kwires removal bennet fracture?
Yes: Yes, but soft clay might be better as a ball will not allow the range of motion of your fingers to omprive ...Read more
5-yr-old has painful hammer toes and flat feet despite nearly 3 yrs of orthotics and regular toe stretches. Would you recommend tendon clipping or ???
Second opinion.: I would recommend seeing a pediatric foot specialist. There are biomechanical issues that have to be considered. This cannot be determined without actually examining the patient. ...Read more
Plantar Fasciitis for 3 years, tried ice, rest, stretching and PT. wear superfeet insoles everyday. now have pttd. Would a walking cast help
It may help: A walking cast is a non surgical treatment for Plantar Fascitis and it can be used if ice,rest,streching and others are not successful. Havivg acast can cause some weakening of muscles and one may need may need rehab PT to gain the strength back Talk to your Podiatrist if it will work for you ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ankle is weak.I do running&basketball for 5 years.I wear an ankle brace in sports.I kind of walk pigeon toe with that foot.Whats wrong with ankle?
You would need: To have an in office exam to have the ankle examined. It is possible like you say the ankle is weak, a ligament may need to be constructed to gain strength. Do you have a history of chronic ankle sprains? ...Read more
Top of foot pain,worse with light activity.Shoes roomy.Running barefoot feels good.Have to remove socks at work.Squeezing midfoot causes pain?
No: You have a problem with the bones and this will not be fixed by shoe inserts. ...Read more
Any good remedies for ball-of-foot blister prevention? I walk for exercise. Wearing dr-made orthotics. Ball-of-foot friction.
Pronated foot: structure is common in many patients. If you are concerned with your gait I would recommend having a Podiatrist examine you and get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Supportive shoes with orthotic inserts are very beneficial to pronated foot structures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers