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2 days had achy pain on foot goes from pinky toe to heal on bottom of foot, when walk on it or try stretch foot. What could it be? Bengay don't help.

2 days had achy pain on foot goes from pinky toe to heal on bottom of foot, when walk on it or try stretch foot. What could it be? Bengay don't help.

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis, or an arch ligament strain is a very common reason for arch and heel pain . Other causes of heel pain can be tarsal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, a stress fracture, referred nerve pain among others. Talk to a podiatrist to help sort this out. ...Read more

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Can laying on a massage table be bad for wrinkles on your face?

Can laying on a massage table be bad for wrinkles on your face?

Not really: The occasional laying face down on a massage table for 30 minutes or so, should have no to minimal long lasting effect on facial wrinkles. Your genetics and sun exposure are far more important. ...Read more

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Any suggestion on how to ease mild/moderate back pain on a plane/ lumbar support?

Any suggestion on how to ease mild/moderate back pain on a plane/ lumbar support?

Let me try: Few suggestions, take your medication when your board the plane, take frequent walk around , if you do not use medication on regular basis, i will take some anti-inflammatory when boarding the plane and some pain medicine. If you do not want to do that you could use patch for pain relief. ...Read more

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18 mo. Old ankle sprain w/instability. Tried p.T. Did not help. I can push back of heel along ground and ankle bone goes into ankle. What to try next?

18 mo. Old ankle sprain w/instability. Tried p.T. Did not help. I can push back of heel along ground and ankle bone goes into ankle. What to try next?

An ankle brace: Or orthotic while walking is probably a good idea. If pt failed and after the above advice you may want to consider surgical correction, if the issue is a problem. ...Read more

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Foot injury 4 mo ago.Arch twich and great toe twitches moves post ambulation.Foot continues to swell across ball of foot and arch.Dr will not do more tests. Ideas on how to make it stop appreciated.

Foot injury 4 mo ago.Arch twich and great toe twitches moves post ambulation.Foot continues to swell across ball of foot and arch.Dr will not do more tests.  Ideas on how to make it stop appreciated.

Stretches?: It sounds like a lot of your discomfort is in the arch or plantar fascia, so stretches of the calf muscles and arch would help. Roll the sole of your foot back and forth over a cold bottle such as a can of soda. Have tried arch supports or orthotics in your shoes? Massage. ...Read more

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Will massaging or soaking my feet help to make the numbness go away in my toes caused by wearing high heels? Possibly a pinched nerve.

Will massaging or soaking my feet help to make the numbness go away in my toes caused by wearing high heels? Possibly a pinched nerve.

Foot massage: Foot massage is extremely helpful for foot numbness because it increases circulation. Numbness is due to decreased circulation especially to nerves which alter sensation. It's not likely a pinched nerve per se but compression of all your foot structures. A soak and massage should be good....And laying off the high heels may be good too. :-). ...Read more

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Calf cramp. Took a small step backwards and the it hit me. Painful to walk-worse walking uphill. Trying to stretch and icing as I type.

Calf cramp.  Took a small step backwards and the it hit me.  Painful to walk-worse walking uphill.  Trying to stretch and icing as I type.

Planters tendon tear: Above is possible. It is not serious. and doesn't require treatment unless you can't bear weight. It is a very thin tendon that is in the back of your calf and when it tears,it feels like you have been hit in the calf with something.Treat symptomatically as you are doing. ...Read more

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19 weeks prego. Ok to get pedicure with foot and leg massage? Chance of pressure point actually causing problem/preterm labor?

19 weeks prego. Ok to get pedicure with foot and leg massage? Chance of pressure point actually causing problem/preterm labor?

Myth: It should not be a problem as long as masseuse doesn't over do it by pressing too hard to cause pain. Enjoy and congratulations. ...Read more

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Does using a breast pump to stimulate breasts, help to bring on labor and or contractions?

Does using a breast pump to stimulate breasts, help to bring on labor and or contractions?

It can: Breast and more specifically nipple stimulation can be used to stimulate labor. It works for some. This should not be done without getting clearance by the doctor taking care of you. It is important to verify that you are a candidate for this before undergoing this procedure. ...Read more

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What do you call knots on the arch of your feet. And it hurts to walk bear foot ?

What do you call knots on the arch of your feet. And it hurts to walk bear foot
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Plantar fibroma: Plantar fibromas are nodules ("knots") in the arch of the foot within the plantar fascia. They can be painful. See your doctor for a correct diagnosis and to determine whether biopsy and/or MRI is needed as well for an appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

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Need to rest strained ab/oblique muscles to heal?Or wrap them?Wks of pain my dr isnt giving any specifics on healing time or what to do.Please help.

Need to rest strained ab/oblique muscles to heal?Or wrap them?Wks of pain my dr isnt giving any specifics on healing time or what to do.Please help.

Rest: Strained abdominal muscles heal more quickly when they are rested (repeated exercise can re-traumatize the area). Over the counter pain medication can also help. Wrapping does not typically help. With rest, should get better in 1 week or so. ...Read more

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What will help ease lower back pain from standing on hard floor at work?

What will help ease lower back pain from standing on hard floor at work?

Exercise: Doing stretching exercises and core strengthening exercises will help your back. Also wearing good quality supportive shoes are important as well. ...Read more

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Mom's cousin has fibromyalgia and uses medical marijuana to ease the pain. Can she bring this on the plane? too much pain to go wthout and hates pills

Mom's cousin has fibromyalgia and uses medical marijuana to ease the pain. Can she bring this on the plane? too much pain to go wthout and hates pills

TSA and marijuana: Depends on how it is screened by TSA. Definitely would not be allowed to smoke on the plane. Please see the following link from the TSA: http://apps.tsa.dhs.gov/mytsa/cib_results.aspx?search=marijuana ...Read more

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On bottom of foot got what was splinter then more appeared. He puts foot up if u pull back toes making skin tight and pressure u can see them come put?

On bottom of foot got what was splinter then more appeared. He puts foot up if u pull back toes making skin tight and pressure u can see them come put?

What's the question?: How did the peon get so many splinters? Are you sure they are splinters? Sometimes warts look like splinters s there are small dark spots... ...Read more