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Can flatfoot correction surgery make your feet smaller?

Can flatfoot correction surgery make your feet smaller?

Not the goal: The goal of flatfoot reconstructive surgery is not cosmetic; it is meant to correct abnormal function and is a biomechanical condition. ...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


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Do custom in-shoe orthotics work well for acquired flat feet (valgus)?

Do custom in-shoe orthotics work well for acquired flat feet (valgus)?

They can be...: See a podiatrist and your visit should include a foot examination, possibly xrays and gait (walking) evaluation. Orthotics are prescription devices to help accommodate and help the foot function. As a means to treat conservatively (avoid surgery), many times, orthotics are used to hold the foot in good anatomic position and avoid abnormal mechanics which can lead to further problems. ...Read more

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4 flat feet&overpronation Over-pronation walking shoes necessary or orthotics. Orthotics not proven 2 work Over-pronation walking shoes proven 2 work?

4 flat feet&overpronation Over-pronation walking shoes necessary or orthotics. Orthotics not proven 2 work Over-pronation walking shoes proven 2 work?

Orthotics: Custom made would be best option. Store bought orthotics are really for an average type arch which would not give you enough support. I don't think the shoe has much value. ...Read more

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Can shoes make feet swell?

Can shoes make feet swell?

Swelling feet: No, shoes do not make your feet swell....Although, if your feet are swelling while your in your shoes, it may seem that way. See a specialist and find out why, your feet are swelling. ...Read more

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Use orthotic 4 overpronation+bunion used 2 wear aa width shoe age+bunin med width now.Heel backof heel&ankle still narrow should wear custom made shoe?

Use orthotic 4 overpronation+bunion used 2 wear aa width shoe age+bunin med width now.Heel backof heel&ankle still narrow should wear custom made shoe?

Gel heel liner: There are so many shapes and sizes of feet that shoe manufacturers cannot possibly make shoes for every need. What i would recommend you do is find a shoe that fits your toes and then purchase a gel heel liner that goes into the back of the shoe to help snug the shoe around the heel. You can search online for gel heel liners and you will likely find a company that sells them.N. ...Read more

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Which jordan shoe is perfect for flat feet or bunions?

Which jordan shoe is perfect for flat feet or bunions?

None: Most basketballs shoes don't come with adequate support. Make sure the shoes are comfortable and you can fit an extra support to help improve foot function. Dr l. ...Read more

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Foot orthotics for hallux rigidus/ball of foot spurs: Can they be made more comfortable without sacrificing durability? Is it a necessary tradeoff?

Nylon : Yes. Using 3D printed orthotics made of Nylon substance allows durability, without loss of strength. It's malleable and able to adjust to the pathology. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Doctor recommended orthotics for painful feet dye to fallen arches?

Orthotics : The best orthotics are ones that are formed from a non weight bearing molds . Podiatrist are experts at making orthotics. ...Read more

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Which shoe type is perfect for flat feet or bunions?

Which shoe type is perfect for flat feet or bunions?

Shoe guide: Flat feet and bunions require wider shoes to accommodate the deformity. A rigid, stable shoe is best. No more than 2 inch heels because it puts too much pressure on bunions. More importantly, the shoes have to support the arch whether with built in inserts or store bought inserts. Sandals need to have built in arch supports as well. ...Read more

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Is there a surgical procedure that can fix badly pronated feet (flat feet)?

Is there a surgical procedure that can fix badly pronated feet (flat feet)?

YES!!!: There are many different surgical procedures to "fix" flat feet. See a podiatrist for diagnosis, x-rays and a surgical consultation. These procedures range from relatively simple, to very complex. ...Read more

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Have mild-moderate Overpronation/flat feet & wear orthotics. OK to wear stabilizing athletic sneakers without orthotics?Same support?

Have mild-moderate Overpronation/flat feet  & wear orthotics. OK to wear stabilizing athletic sneakers without orthotics?Same support?

Not as supportive: It is okay to wear athletic shoes without orthotics, but you will not get the same level of support for your arch. Custom orthotics conform to your arch and can help limit excessive pronation. The best combination for support is to wear custom orthotics with a stable athletic shoe. This becomes even more important if you participate in high-impact activities like running. ...Read more

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Flexible high arch runner. Stability shoes caused arch to collapse, feet to evert, numbness 1st web space, and anterior hip rotation. Reversable?

Flexible high arch runner. Stability shoes caused arch to collapse, feet to evert, numbness 1st web space, and anterior hip rotation. Reversable?

Arches don't : Generally collapse save for a charcot foot deformity or posterior tibial tendon rupture. I would recommed an in office consult with a foot doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Wear orthotics 4 overpronation, flat feet & bunion. Wearing orthotics while sitting for large amounts of time beneficial?

Sitting...: Wearing orthotics while sitting doesn't really do much. They are designed to control the abnormal motions during your gait cycle (walking). ...Read more

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Have overpronation/flat feet & wear orthotics. Type of sneaker best to wear? Stability or neutral. I wear the orthotics w sneakers.

The orthotic is : More important than the sneaker type in my opinoin. If your orthotic is well made and controls the hyperpronation this is most important. ...Read more

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Could pointed shoes really cause feet deformities?

Could pointed shoes really cause feet deformities?

Definately: Painful hammertoes, ingrown toenails, neuromas, bunions are some for tities that can be caused by tight shoes.... ...Read more

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Is there a foot surgery for flatfoot / overpronation?

Is there a foot surgery for flatfoot / overpronation?

Flatfeet: There is. But to determine how extensive the procedure is. Your feet will need to be evaluated by a surgeon. You'll need x-rays and a gait analysis to determine what procedures will correct your deformity. ...Read more

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