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Is there any additional benefit to sleeping on gel-infused memory foam versus regular memory foam mattress pads / pillows?
No: Sleep on whatever allows you to get a good night's rest & wake up refreshed w/o any aches or pains. Same goes for hard vs soft mattress and for (thickness of) pillows. Makes no difference whether coils are individually wrapped or not. Or if cotton or wool or whatever. Don't buy into mattress ad hype. ...Read more
Foam mold: Yes as long as the person taking the impression knows about foot mechanics and proper positioning alternatives 1. 3d scan 2. plaster mold ...Read more
Hello! What is the best mattress/mattress topper for a person with spondylolisthesis? Memory foam, down, pillow top, hard?
You have to: Test it out for yourself and find what works for you! ...Read more
I read that orthotics made from stepping on foam box aren't effective in correcting biomechanic problems. I just paid $400?
No: Running with scissors is dangerous. Running in skechers is not. High heels and platforms are only "dangerous" in pregnancy if you fall or twist your ankle. Most people are not comfortable in them later in pregnancy, but they can't cause any real harm to moms or babies. If you are comfortable in them, go ahead and wear whatever you like. Comfort and fit are the most important features. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Orthaheels sneakers by Vionic ok 4 flatfeet
& overpronation. I use orthotics w other shoes.
I Wouldn't use orthotics w Orthaheels ok?
Whatever feels : Most comfortable to you.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cushion pillow: I think cushion pillow is more comfortable and better for back and extremities than sitting on concrete alto. ...Read more
Either: You can use either. A tennis ball will have a more focused point vs foam roller which is wider. Try each and see which one relieves your symptoms better. ...Read more
I wear orthotic 4 over-pronation & bunion. Leather ankle booties which tie up r what i wear. Inserts unmovable. I place orthotics on top of them is ok?
Turf toe. Need inserts for dress shoes. What OTC material is best? Gel, foam? Pain exacerbated recently.
What kind of bed is best for a bad back? Soft, medium, firm? Spring, air, water, or memory foam? Thanks!
Whichever works.: Firm generally provides the best support, but some patients find they are more comfortable with something else. Find the one that fits you best. ...Read more
For 'runners knee' which running shoe would u recommend - Asics Gel Enhance Ultra 3 Running Shoe or Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 15 Running Shoe?
Not just Shoes...: Either shoe will do, but shoes are not the end all treatment for runners knee. There are many more things to consider before fixating on the shoe type. More important is whether you had, presently have or are in a preventive mode for the treatment of the problem. I suggest you seek out a sports medicine ortho specialist to do a proper evaluation and subsequent treatment and exercise protocol. ...Read more