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Exercises For Someone Who Is Pigeon Toed
How high should shoe heel be for woman with flat feet/overpronation who wears orthotics? Why is that height important?
Hmmmm: Are you 72 and asking about high heels? If they are for you ,my hat is off too you. Flat shoes are not good in this situation and bare feet long time periods may be problematic. Good heel height usuallly one inch with gradation to platformed front. I am sure the physician who made orthotics could give you shoe recommendations. If these comments are not specific enough I am online now. ...Read more
Young hip replacemen: Make sure you have exhausted conservative(nonsurgical) treatment. If you are getting a hip replacement you should consider getting one made with harder bearing surfaces, such as ceramic on highly cross linked poly or ceramic on ceramic. These harder bearing surfaces have reduced wear rates and potentially longer longevity, however they do have unique issues. This should be discussed with your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Unless you have a flexible flat foot insoles will not be helpful. If flexible then try a spenco support. ...Read more
Can you give me recommendations for genu valgum (knocked knees) surgeons in DC, Maryland, or Virginia?
All have great: great medical centers . Usually corrected at a younger age , now at 44 you may have developed osteoarthritis may need knee replacement , first see your family doctor will do a good medical check up for clearance and recommend you to one of the centers ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should someone who overpronates look for in a running shoe to avoid injury and/or discomfort?
Recommend: having a pedorthist assist you with shoe selection for best results. ...Read more
Yes: Snapping hip can have different diagnoses associated with this terminology. It usually involves a snapping psoas tendon. If you aren't having pain while doing the weight conditioning you are ok. If you repeatedly "snap" the tendon or hip it may lead to groin pain from repetitive irritation of the capsule or tendon. I'd let pain be your guide. Avoid the position or exercise if it hurts. ...Read more
Probably not: My general rule of thumb is ' if you can not get down to the floor and get back up on your own safely, then you should not be doing floor exercises... ...Read more
Get feet checked: There are no specific shoes to recommend but keep in mind, shoe manufacturers assume all folks have the same shaped foot and arch. To customize the shoes to support your feet, accommodative padding and/or an orthotic might be warranted. Go to the podiatrist and learn watch options you have. ...Read more
Be a parent: Be a parent first and a friend second. Your teen doesn't have the education or the life experiences to make this decision, that's why he has parents and drs. Ask the physician to explain to your child what the treatment is for and why he needs it. Your child doesn't get to decide yes or no, that's your decision. Ask his teachers and the school nurse to monitor him when you're not there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask Dr. & search web: There is currently no way to reverse scoliosis. However, curvature may be slowed down & suppressed (prevent more curvature) if treated. That means people with mild to moderate spine curves can be referred by their doctors to orthopedic spine specialists. The specialists and scoliosis support groups (search the web) probably have people with scoliosis who are willing to talk about treatment, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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