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Doctor insights on: Foot Biomechanics

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Foot drop shoes

Foot drop shoes

Foot Drop Shoes: The only shoe type I have ever found useless for some of my patients with drop foot is some stable heel. Since it is hard to lift your foot past ankle neutral, the heel makes it easier to move from heel lift to propulsion. For a guy, probably cowboy boots would be the best, or dansko clog type shoes. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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What is ankle foot orthosis?

What is ankle foot orthosis?

A custom brace: A standard ankle foot orthoses (afo) is a custom-moulded brace made from a mould of your foot and ankle fabricated with a light weight durable plastic material designed to support your foot and ankle. ...Read more

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Can a foot arch fracture aggrivate plantar facsi?

Can a foot arch fracture aggrivate plantar facsi?

Absolutely: The plantar fascia ligament plays an important part of the foot arch structure as do the bones. If you fracture a bone considered part of the arch then it could place more stress on the plantar fascia ligament for support. See a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment if you have this issue. ...Read more

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Can croc shoes cause foot, ankle, knee injuries?

Can croc shoes cause foot, ankle, knee injuries?

Crocs are: For the most part very comfortable. There are medical versions which are a bit more supportive. I'd suggest that they are less likely to cause injury than the omnipresent flip-flop. ...Read more

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Experiencing foot pain? See podiatry or foot ortho?

Experiencing foot pain? See podiatry or foot ortho?

See someone: If you're having pain, get into a physician to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can flat foot cause foot and ankle pain?

Can flat foot cause foot and ankle pain?

'Flat feet': Yes. Medial arch and/or transverse arch loss can cause foot and ankle pain by changing the normal 'architecture' of walking. A foot& ankle orthopedist consultation to address the 'flat feet' would be recommended to assess the need fir orthotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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Foot and toe pain after ankle fracture?

Foot and toe pain after ankle fracture?

Lots of possiblities: Is the ankle fully healed. If it is, did it heal in good alignment. Could be compensating as a result of injury and putting abnormal stress on other structures of foot. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Improper nail on right foot toe.

Improper nail on right foot toe.

Depends on the prob.: Some causes of nail conditions include trauma due to tight shoes, infection, and medication side effects. Get the nails inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Doflat feet cause foot and ankle pain?

YES: Yes, they can. A podiatrist can help you, perhaps with a pair of Rx orthotic devices. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Dancer foot care...Advice?

Dancer foot care...Advice?

Prevention...: Popper warm up and use of supportive shoes are important. If you are having a specific problem, have the feet evaluated by a professional. ...Read more

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Could bunions (tailor's bunion/ bunionette) heal?

Could bunions (tailor's bunion/ bunionette) heal?

No: To say something can heal implies a wound. The tailor bunion is a deformity and when painful, that is a symptom. Neither will "heal". If pressure is removed, the symptoms may resolve. The boney deformity will not go away. If it continues to be painful after conservative treatment fails, consider surgical correction. ...Read more

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Bone spur ankle surgeon or podiatrist?

Bone spur ankle surgeon or podiatrist?

Either: A podiatrist can be an ankle surgeon, you likely meant podiatrist or orthopedist, either can help you. ...Read more

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Feet infection/eczema/athletes foot, treatment?

Feet infection/eczema/athletes foot, treatment?

Since all three: Have different treatments it would be wise to get an accurate diagnosis which a foot doctor or dermatologist should be able to help you with. ...Read more

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Foot fracture or sprain if ankle tight?

Foot fracture or sprain if ankle tight?

Need X-ray: You need to get your foot/ankle checked and x-rays taken in order to determine if a fracture is present. If this is a recent injury, the tightness can be from swelling from both conditions. However, it is important to diagnose the correct condition so proper treatment can be rendered. ...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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Posterior tendon pain and arch pain caused by poor biomechanics. Not recovering after weeks. How high is possibility that surgery is needed?

See a physician: Posterior tibial tendonitis and arch pain are usually caused by poor biomechanics, collapsed arches, trauma etc. See a foot / ankle specialist. Usually treatments that support the arch and help the pt tendon are insoles, supportive shoes, orthotics, ankle braces, unna boot, walking cast boot, arch brace etc. Your physician may recommend surgery if conservative care does not help. ...Read more

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Physio suggests knee pain is biomechanical as little swelling and have altered gait from ankle injuries trying taping and strength exercises ?

Physio suggests knee pain is biomechanical as little swelling and have altered gait from ankle injuries trying taping and strength exercises ?

Agree: If there is no history of trauma and no instability, catching , or locking then this may be mechanical. Therapist don't not diagnose but provide evaluation. A knee specialist can provide you with a formal diagnosis. ...Read more

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Someone stepped on my foot with cleats and it still hurts it’s been 5 days ?

Someone stepped on my foot with cleats and it still hurts it’s been 5 days 
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Foot trauma: You may have some broken or fractured bones. Please see your doctor. He/she can evaluate and perhaps get an x-ray. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I heard Vicks vapo rub is effective for treating athlete’s foot. Do you agree?

I heard Vicks vapo rub is effective for treating athlete’s foot. Do you agree?

I disagree: Athletes foot is a usually cause by a fungus and needs to be treated with over the counter anti fungal agents and sometimes a topical steroid. If athletes foot is persistent and not resolving seek medical attention by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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How can I get an old splinter out of my toddlers foot. It’s come to the surface now and looking a little red. ?

How can I get an old splinter out of my toddlers foot. It’s come to the surface now and looking a little red. ?

Tweezers help: I find toddlers hard for this procedure. Parents can use tweezers or a sterilized sewing needle to tease this out, but many parents abandon the effort & bring the kid in for me to do it in the office. If it is red it is started to show infection. ...Read more

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How can I get athlete’s foot?

How can I get athlete’s foot?

Fungus is normal: Fungus is a normal inhabitant for all of us. We all tend to either respond or not respond to this infection, meaning our own immune system. Certainly, some locations may expose one to a highly concentration of the fungus, but remember you have it already. ...Read more

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How do you treat athlete s foot with powder?

That is one way: There is also creams, ointments, sprays, solutions. Many of which are effective and easily purchased over the counter in the pharmacy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my baby’s feet are purple?

What does it mean if my baby’s feet are purple?

Immature circulation: Your baby's circulation is still in the process of developing. Purple hands and feet is just a result of this immaturity. You do not need to be concerned if your baby is otherwise acting healthy. However if his lips or chest turn blue you should see your pediatrician as this can be a sign of cardiac disease. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for athlete’s foot?

Are there any home remedies for athlete’s foot?

See below: Good hygeine, soak in warm water with a small amount of baking soda. Go to the drug store and by some non-prescription Lamisil (terbinafine) cream. ...Read more

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Can athlete’s foot cause any other, more serious, diseases?

Can athlete’s foot cause any other, more serious, diseases?

Other infections: Athletes foot, a fungal infection, can cause cracks and fissures in the skin, which can serve as an entry point for a bacterial skin infection leading to cellulitis. Additionally, the fungal infection from athletes foot can also lead to a fungal infection of the toenails. ...Read more

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Can you get athlete’s foot on any other part of the body besides feet?

Can you get athlete’s foot on any other part of the body besides feet?

Yes: Absolutely! athlete's foot, or tinea pedis, results from a fungal infection of the skin. The same fungus when found on the body can cause ringworm (tinea corporis), infect the nails (onychomycosis), and even the scalp (tinea capitis). ...Read more

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From age of 14, i got this foot athlet. I used s lot of medicine it just come and go. Now i'm 60 still w/me. What medicine u can recommend to me?

From age of 14, i got this foot athlet. I used s lot of medicine it just come and go. Now i'm 60 still w/me. What medicine u can recommend to me?

Athletes foot cream: Fungus lives all over the place and the feet can easily get reinfected. Shoes can get contaminated and often can help reinfect feet. The over the counter creams like lotrimin, tinactin (tolnaftate) should work etc also, if you are treating and it is not going away consider that it may not actually be a fungus. See a doctor if traditional medications are not effective. ...Read more

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