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I had foot surgery on my left foot to fix my flat foot and the doctor said that they fused my bone and put a screw. When can i walk? Physical therapy?

This discussion : Should ONLY take place with your surgeon. From your description it is unclear if you had a subtalar stent placed in or if you had a flatfoot reconstruction. If a subtalar stent was put in then the "screw" isn't really a screw its an implant and it did not get placed into any bone, rather was placed ina a canal between the ones. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Conenello
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Fallen Arches (Definition)

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


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How do you tell your teacher you can't join the aquatic therapy lab because of period?

How do you tell your teacher you can't join the aquatic therapy lab because of period?

See below: You can say just what you said here. Do not be embarrassed. Or if you just can't say it go to the school nurse and tell them. ...Read more

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How do you tell your male teacher you can't join the aquatic therapy lab because of period pains/your period?

How do you tell your male teacher you can't join the aquatic therapy lab because of period pains/your period?

School nurse: Medical problems are private and you do not have to disclose the details of your medical issues with people at school or later in life with people at work. You should discuss the issue with the school nurse. If there is a valid medical issue prohibiting you from certain activities the teachers will be informed. ...Read more

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How soon can I start aquatic therapy after an injury?

How soon can I start aquatic therapy after an injury?

Aquatic exercise: Depends on the injury and how much tissue damage resulted. Were there any complications. ...Read more

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How is aquatic therapy good for osteoporosis patients?

How is aquatic therapy good for osteoporosis patients?

Yes it is good: Once osteopenia or osteoporosis has been identified through a bone density test, referral to physical therapy for appropriate exercise should be part of a therapeutic plan. That could inculd aquatic therapy. ...Read more

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How would you prescribe aquatic therapy for osteoarthritis?

How would you prescribe aquatic therapy for osteoarthritis?

Ai chi : Osteoarthritis patients may notice that aquatic exercises resemble familiar land-based movements but utilize the water's cushioned resistance. Water aerobics workouts mimic cross-country skiing, slow jogging or walking. Stretching exercises include alternating knee-to-chest raises. You'll strengthen muscles by utilizing foam barbells to perform bicep curls and side arm raises. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what kind of treatments are there for flat feet?

Can you tell me what kind of treatments are there for flat feet?

Several: There are lots symptoms associated with flat feet. There are surgical and nonsurgical options. Nonsurgical will include custom orthotics which change how you stand and function. They are more than an arch support. Consult hypo-cure.Com for surgical option. There are other surgical options that can be done in conjunction with that service. You do not have to live in pain. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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I have flat feet and knock knees but it's never been picked up until recently, what are the treatments?

I have flat feet and knock knees but it's never been picked up until recently, what are the treatments?

Usually foot support: If you have fatigue or pain, and you are already wearing appropriate shoes, foot supports (orthoses) can be helpful in reducing abnormal flattening of the arches (pronation) which can cause increased strain on the insides of the knees. See a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What is bimechanical like flat foot? What are the syptoms and treatments?

What is bimechanical like flat foot? What are the syptoms and treatments?

Goto the website: Fixmyflatfeet.com It is not my site, but it is really good at explaining the condition (including biomechanics) ...Read more

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I have flat feet that won't allow me to be in heels to long or flip flops without me feeling like i'm walking on concrete, insoles don't work?

I have flat feet that won't allow me to be in heels to long or flip flops without me feeling like i'm walking on concrete, insoles don't work?

Sore feet oh my!: I think time to see a podiatrist (foot doctor) that being said i wouldn't be surprised if a good acupuncturist could give you at least some temporary relief. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of plantar fasciitis, but I don't even have flat feet?

I have all the symptoms of plantar fasciitis, but I don't even have flat feet?

Don't have to: To get plantar fasciitis you don't have to have flat feet. Any one can get it more common in diabetics, it is due to inflammatory changes in plantar fascia it causes severe pain while walking, steroid injection may help along with distribution of weight with supports. ...Read more

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My 5 year old doughter can't hold her urine is that indicate of diabetic and she have flat feet is that normal in her age?

My 5 year old doughter can't hold her urine is that indicate of diabetic and she have flat feet is that normal in her age?

Polyuria: Frequent trips to the bathroom is a possibly symptom of diabetes. If there is any concern of diabetes simple blood tests can determine if one has it. The question of a flatfoot is what is considered normal? Not all flat feet cause issues. If the foot is excessively flat you may want to consider orthotics. If there is pain you may want to consider orthotics. If there is a family hx, tx is good. ...Read more

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What to do if I am pretty sure I have flat feet. Many people tell me I am and i don't have an arch. But does it affect running?

What to do if I am pretty sure I have flat feet. Many people tell me I am and i don't have an arch. But does it affect running?

Flat feet: Excess pronation leads to biomechanical conditions. Just because you don't have problems now doesn't mean you won't see your podiatrist for an evaluation and explanation. ...Read more

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Have flat feet and think i have knock knees don't want to go the doctors as feel I'm wasting their time, is there anything i can do??

Have flat feet and think i have knock knees don't want to go the doctors as feel I'm wasting their time, is there anything i can do??

Usually foot support: If you have fatigue or pain, and you are already wearing appropriate shoes, foot supports (orthoses) can be helpful in reducing abnormal flattening of the arches (pronation) which can cause increased strain on the insides of the knees. See a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My child complains of foot pain after walking for awhile. I noticed she doesn't have a arch on her feet. Can this be due to flat feet? What can I do?

Pes planus: Pes planus, or flat feet, can be a source of foot pain. Arch supports (available by Rx or at your drug store) can help support the foot and decrease pain, providing that the pes planus is the flexible (not rigid) type. People with rigid pes planus often benefit from a visit with an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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Can flat feet cause other problems?

Can flat feet cause other problems?

Yes they can: Yes they potentially can especially if flat feet are acquired ( that is person is not born with them). ...Read more

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Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
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Flatfoot (Definition)

Included in the normal anatomy of the foot is what is known as the plantar or longitudinal arch. A normal arch protects excessive weight bearing to occur in certain parts of the foot. In flat foot, this arch is reduced in size. Mild cases may not cause symptoms, severe cases can potentially cause ...Read more


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Aquatic Therapy (Definition)

Aquatic therapy programs offer treatments and exercises done in a pool to help relieve health issues such as low back pain and neck pain. The exercises can also help strengthen muscles to prevent future ...Read more