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While jogging, how are you supposed to land your foot-flat to the ground or on the balls of your foot?

While jogging, how are you supposed to land your foot-flat to the ground or on the balls of your foot?

Heel to toe.: Land on your heel and roll through to the balls of your feet, then launch off from the balls of your feet. Try not to bounce, as that would make it more impactful upon the knees and ankles. Keep your stride as horizontal as possible, and drive forward off the balls of your feet. ...Read more

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My ankle area at the front has locked a couple of times so I can only have my foot flat. Iv never had this before. It's excruciating. What is it???

My ankle area at the front has locked a couple of times so I can only have my foot flat. Iv never had this before. It's excruciating. What is it???

It could be any numb: Of orthopedic issues either transient or ongoing. Would need a lot more information in addition to examining you with the potential for specific imaging studies. I recommend you see your doctor if this persists much longer. ...Read more

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8 weeks since simple fib fx and sprain. Still swollen and painful with foot flat. I'm in pt. Is this normal?

8 weeks since simple fib fx and sprain. Still swollen and painful with foot flat. I'm in pt. Is this normal?

Ankle swollen: Sounds simplistic but yes it is normal for you. Everyone heals at different rate. You could have problems with veins and compressive stocking might be helpful for you. Pain is also normal at this point but it is important to know that bone has healed. ...Read more

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Can't put my right foot flat on floor in morning. Pain runs along inside arch. Have to walk on outside edge of it for about 1 hour. What causes this?

Can't put my right foot flat on floor in morning. Pain runs along inside arch. Have to walk on outside edge of it for about 1 hour. What causes this?

Plantar fascitis: It could possibly be plantar fascitis. A condition more likely to occur in those who walk with feet inward, stand or walk on a hard surface most of the day or have flat or high arched feet. Avoid the above and do toes stretches or towel stretches and take ibuprofen as needed (unless you have ulcer or kidney disease) ...Read more

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I cant put my left foot flat on the floor, if I do my knee goes inward so I'm walking on my toes most of the time. What could it be?

I cant put my left foot flat on the floor, if I do my knee goes inward so I'm walking on my toes most of the time. What could it be?

Need 2 B more specif: An actual xam would B with both feet on the floor. Also if U R walking on Ur toes, both feet? . 2 get an answer U need 2 C a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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11 mo old weighs 11 kilo and not walking yet. Can cruise mostly on tip toes but can also put his foot flat. Should u b concerned? How to stop tip toe?

11 mo old weighs 11 kilo and not walking yet. Can cruise mostly on tip toes but can also put his foot flat. Should u b concerned? How to stop tip toe?

Toe-walking that: Persists 3 months after walking first begins is considered atypical. Then one looks for associated language delays ;/or signs of autistic spectrum disorder (though it's not clear why toe-walking is associated with these). Ask his doctor to check muscle tone, strength ; reflexes. Does he play pat-cake, wave "bye" back, roll a ball back to you ; other imitative games? See www. Firstsigns. Org. ...Read more

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What type of streches/exercises can I do to at home to stretch my 10 months old baby's Achilles tendon; ankles are very tight and never puts foot flat?

What type of streches/exercises can I do to at home to stretch my 10 months old baby's Achilles tendon; ankles are very tight and never puts foot flat?

See doctor first: I would not advise doing any stretches on your baby's feet or ankles without first checking with the pediatrician, preferably a pediatric orthopedist or podiatrist. While stretching may be helpful, it can also cause problems such as subluxing joints or tearing or rupturing soft tissues (tendons, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels). ...Read more

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Stepped in a hole and twisted my foot. Cant put pressure on my foot flat but I can walk on my heel. Pain is at about a 7 at resting. There's swelling?

Stepped in a hole and twisted my foot. Cant put pressure on my foot flat but I can walk on my heel. Pain is at about a 7 at resting. There's swelling?

Severe disruption.: Swelling is certainly a sign that something is amiss. There is a distinct possibility that you may have severely damaged your foot in mid arch area. Without an evaluation to assess the damage, it is impossible to say. Initial treatment should be using the "RICE" protocol. Rest, Ice, Compression and elevation. I suggest that you move to have an immediate examination of the injury. ...Read more

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Is a pronated foot and flat foot the same thing?

Is a pronated foot and flat foot the same thing?

Pretty much...: We start out treating it with sympotmatically, mainly with a type of arch supports. These can be custom made orthotics, made specifically for your individual feet, by seeing a podiatrist. For otc supports, I really like spenco medical products. Try the polysorb cross-trainer, walker-runner or total support styles to get more support in your shoes. ...Read more

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Can having a pronation of the foot or flat feet cause differing foot sizes?

Can having a pronation of the foot or flat feet cause differing foot sizes?

Yes: As your foot becomes flatter your arch drops and the foot becomes longer. If there is a difference in how much arch height is lost between your feet you may start to have different shoe sizes. ...Read more

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If I have drop foot and flat feet will I get orthotic insoles or orthotic braces?

If I have drop foot and flat feet will I get orthotic insoles or orthotic braces?

Brace: An orthotic won't help with a foot drop as it is a device that runs under the foot. The brace part extends up the leg and hence can help lift up the foot as the leg extends forward. ...Read more

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Can being flat footed affect running?

Can being flat footed affect running?

Yes but: There are running shoes and orthotics designed for all types of feet and also all types of running styles. You can be trained to run effectively. I would consider someone knowledgeable at a specialty running shoe store or even a foot dr. Or physical therapist. ...Read more

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What to do about foot support, for flat wide feet.?

What to do about foot support, for flat wide feet.?

See below: Supportive foot wear with wide width and orthotics are often helpful. Stretching exercises are also beneficial. ...Read more

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Is flat foot heritary?

Is flat foot heritary?

Yes...: It does seem to have a tendency to run in family lines. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and drawbacks of having flat foot?

What are the benefits and drawbacks of having flat foot?

no drawbacks either: A severely flatfoot can be a sign of many mechanical problems with the foot, but an otherwise healthy, stable and flexible, but flat foot can be pain free and function well for athletics and heavy manual labor. Several scientific studies have evaluated the relationship of flat feet to put pain and have found very little link between them. ...Read more

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I've been flat footed since I was a child, is there a way to correct this?

I've been flat footed since I was a child, is there a way to correct this?

Orthotics: Nope, short of reconstructive foot surgery. However the use of orthotics may alleviate any pain or discomfort. ...Read more

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Flat footed and torn tendons. What is my future in dance?

Flat footed and torn tendons. What is my future in dance?

Depends on the dance: Chances are, you will not be successful in classical ballet, wherein the pointe position requires an intact foot structure. There are a number of folk dances, even some irish clogging dances, which might work for you with the right shoes. Slow dancing (with the right partner) should work just fine! ...Read more

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Does walking flat footed lead me to developing pain in my ankles?

Does walking flat footed lead me to developing pain in my ankles?

It could: Because of the position of the foot strain can easily be placed mon the ankles causing pain. ...Read more

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I weigh 260 pounds but also really flat footed how can I lose weight effectively well jogging

I weigh 260 pounds but also really flat footed how can I lose weight effectively well jogging

Stationary bike: Or brisk walk on treadmill may be a better choice until you loose more weight. Choose exercise that does not require pounding your feet so much. See your doc for a good health plan and to make sure the level of exercise you choose is good for you. Many men do well w/low-carb diet but ask doc first. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a small round white thing on the sole of my foot it is flat but sometimes expands. It is dry and is painless. What's it? How to remove?

I have a small round white thing on the sole of my foot it is flat but sometimes expands. It is dry and is painless. What's it? How to remove?

Possible callus: Calluses are patches of dead skin that can form on the sole of the feet from standing, walking, and other friction causing motions. They are removed when they cause pain or are potential problems for people with neuropathy. (lack of sensation) ...Read more

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What could it mean of I have a flat foot?

What could it mean of I have a flat foot?

Arch is lower: Flatfeet means your arch on the inside of your foot is approaching the ground. This sometimes can be painful or not. Conservative treatment sometimes will work with custom orthotics, others flatfeet may require surgical options depending on the degree of symptoms. ...Read more

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Is flat foot treatable?

Is flat foot treatable?

Yes: The symptoms of flatfoot are usually amenable to supportive shoes and arch supports (which may include custom made foot supports). More advanced bracing or surgery might help the most severe cases. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for flat foot?

Several: There are a number of treatments for flat feet, depending on the specific mechanics involved. X-rays and a good exam will identify the level of deformity and then treatment can be prescribed. As with most treatments, start conservatively and progress to surgery only if non-surgical measures fail. The recent subtalar implant is fairly effective, but carries surgical risks that orthotics don't. ...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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