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Fallen Arches In Foot
Yes: Running barefoot is a fairly new fad.Change in activity, should be done gradually.When going from a good supportive shoe to no shoes, different muscle groups are worked and bone and ligaments are stressed differently.This can lead to overuse and breakdown(injury). If you are going to try barefoot or minimalist shoes, start with kicking around in them for few days, then short walks to running.Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A fallen arch is commonly known as a flatfoot. The foot loses the arch on the inner side of foot. This is also known as pes planus and there can be either a flexible version and a rigid version. A flexible version is flat only when weight is applied on the foot; a rigid version is flat when the foot is off and when the foot is on ...Read more
Why would foot burn at top of foot over big toe into top side of foot? Have an arthritic "hook" in ball of foot b/t big toe/next toe
Strassburg sock - gastroc contracture. Keeps foot out of equinus, but stretch felt in mid foot & not ankle/calf. Have CS in medial foot. Keep wearing?
Equinus: Try wearing a night splint that contours to the back of your leg. Stretching exercises, such as a heel drop of a step or a runner's stretch ie. lean into a wall with your arms extended and one leg back. Lean forward to stretch the calf. Hold all exercises 30 seconds, do 2 sets, 3 times per day. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Pain under feet and in ankles after walking. Swelling on the inside of my ankles- better with arch support in shoes. Could these be fallen arches?
Most likely: Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury. Most present with pain on the first few steps in the am or after sitting for a period of time. If that is the case, treatment consists of reducing inflammation and decreasing stress. Ice massage with frozen water bottle, antiinflammatories, light stretching, good shoes and supports, limit activity and avoid barefoot. See your foot specialist. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Born w/flat feet & fallen arches. Slight pronation on sprained ankle than other foot. What does traumatic tendonitis secondary to pronation mean?
I have plantar fasciitis and spur at ball of my foot. New orthotics have an arch and I walk flat footed. Foot feels bruised. Try to adapt? Damaging?
Give it time: If you have just started wearing the orthotics, your foot may just need more time. Just like anything new, start slowly. Meaning, wear the orthotics in short durations and build from there. If the foot does not come around quickly, see a doctor to check the fit of the orthotic. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Podiatrist only. 4 overpronation/bunion best shoes/boots w laces have boots laces start 2 in. Higher on foot near ankle enough support?
Flexible high arch runner. Stability shoes caused arch to collapse, feet to evert, numbness 1st web space, and anterior hip rotation. Reversable?
Are insoles good at preventing flat feet, stabilizing the heel and supporting the arch of the foot?
If your feed need: Support, they are by nature unstable. It is all hereditary. It isn't about whether your feet are flat or not, it is about how stable they are. If unstable they need firm support--discipline, if you will--good orthotics, not too cushioned or flexible, would be best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stretch/arch support: Depending on brands, styles cleats are often not as supportive in the arch area as a good running shoe. I would suggest placing a rigid arch support or custom orthotic in the soccer shoe, but first remove the insole so you will have more room. I would also recommend proper stretching and wrapping/taping the hamstrings before practice or a match if necessary. See a specialist if no improvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have it evaluated: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. The treatment varies depending on the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
? Plantar Fasciaitis: You may well be describing a condition called plantar fasciaitis. This is usually worse the first thing in the morning with the first steps. Heel pain and pain in the arch can be signs of this. Stretching the foot out is the answer. Google it! otherwise, see your pcp or see an orthopedist or foot and ankle specialist and get a good evaluation. There may be other issues at hand (or foot?)! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can ankle clonus be tested by raising heel and keeping toes on the floor? My ankle shakes uncontrollabley when raising heels of the floor in both feet
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