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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?
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
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???
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
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
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
My foot is swelling. Only in the mornings when she wakes up. Hardly can put foot flat on floor. Pain from the knee to ankle when she bends or lifts?
Have it evaluated: See a rheumatologist or orthopedist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
L foot swollen and I have pain in ankle when I push down with my weight (a squat-like movement by bending knees and keeping foot flat). What is cause?
Rolled ankle outwards, loud popping, cannot place any pressure on the top of foot, can walk on foot flat footed, turned red, swelling, no bruising, ?
See below: Need to see a podiatrist for evaluation and x-ray to make sure you have not created a fracture or torn ligament. ...Read more
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
Yes: Most of the pain in the foot would be due to compensation from the calf injury. ...Read more
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
Skin between little and fourth toe on left foot peels. Comes and goes. Rarely on right foot. Have flat feet and wear shoes/slippers all day. Cause?
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
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
It could: Because of the position of the foot strain can easily be placed mon the ankles causing pain. ...Read more
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
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?
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