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What are the pros and cons of having flat feet surgery?

What are the pros and cons of having flat feet surgery?

PROS AND CONS: Pros: Reserved for the person with LOTS of pain affecting Activities of Daily Living and not controlled with shoe modifications or orthoses. Cons: FF surgery in an adult is more complex, involving more post-op rehab and healing time than a child. You'll need time off work. Probably crutches or walker. Like any surgery, there is no guarantee of success. Have an open discussion with your surgeon ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any way i can get rd of crows feet without surgery?

Please let me know if there is any way i can get rd of crows feet without surgery?

Yes: Botox is wonderful for softening if not removing crows feet It is painless and lasts about 4 months. There is no surgery or downtime ...Read more

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Will I have to wear those blue socks on my feet after surgery or can I take my own designer ones?

Will I have to wear those blue socks on my feet after surgery or can I take my own designer ones?

Your choice: Not all of the "sox" provided by hospitals are blue, and none are mandatory after your surgery. But they are different from yours in that they have non-slip materials on the soles to minimize the risk of a fall - so they are a good idea. ...Read more

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My son often sweats excessively, cold & wet palms and feet. Besides surgery, are there ways of curing it?

My son often sweats excessively, cold & wet palms and feet. Besides surgery, are there ways of curing it?

See below: Sympathetic nerve blocks may be of limited value along with certain medications. Talk to your physician and see if they can guide you to specialists who can treat this problem. ...Read more

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Can you cure flat feet without surgery?

Can you cure flat feet without surgery?

No: there are supportive devices (orthotics) to prevent pain and if conservative measures do not resolve your pain surgery is often your only option. ...Read more

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My feet after surgery right foot is till slanted slightly, what to do?

My feet after surgery right foot is till slanted slightly, what to do?

Call your doctor...: There is no way to give an opinion here if we don't know what type of surgery was performed. ...Read more

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What are some ways to get into shape without using my feet after foot surgery?

What are some ways to get into shape without using my feet after foot surgery?

Be careful: Not to eat so much. Since you will be sitting around, you may have a propensity to eat more, if you are going to eat more try and eat healthy - fruits/veggies. Likely, your foot usage will be limited, so that really only leaves you with upper body routines. Even, these you must be cautious with as sweating may be bad for your wound. Please consult with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have badly pronated feet (flat feet), is there surgery available?

I have badly pronated feet (flat feet), is there surgery available?

Yes: However, surgery should always be your last option, not the first. I suggest conservative treatment first consisting of physical therapy and custom orthotics. You can always have the surgery done later on. ...Read more

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