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Foot Problem Shoes
Depends...: You need to determine what is causing your pain. Podiatrists will examine and treat the cause of your foot problems but can also recommend proper shoes and if inserts are needed to avoid recurrence. The inserts (aka orhtotics) may be over the counter or prescription. ...Read more
Similar problem with neuromas on both feet. Anyone here with knowledge about foot health or shoes with ideas?
You have options: Typical conservative treatment includes a metatarsal pad in the shoe to help spread the metatarsals and reduce pressure on the neuroma. Avoid shoes with heels that pitch the body weight forward onto the ball of the foot. Finally, some people have found relief with barefoot or minimalist shoes, but this is based on anecdotal evidence and is not accepted in mainstream medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a painful corn on my foot I treated and tried to cut many times
Now it's red painful spot that creates problem for me to ware shoes and walk
A sensible approach: Make sure that the shoe you are wearing is the correct size. Cutting down the skin helps at times when done by a Podiatrist. Diabetics see a DPM Keep the area free of irritation when possible. Silicone gel pads that can be purchased which fit over the toe offer great comfort Avoid over the counter medicated pads . They contain a weak acid and can damage the skin If no relief see a PODIATRIST. ...Read more
Can red led therapeutic lights reduce pain in plantar fasciitis of the foot? And would vibram five toes shoes stretch that problem to fix it too?
Led: Well said dr fox ! the vibram thing is designed to lighten your wallet . Led thing is just that . Folks come up with 'stuff' all the time to try to convince the unknowing public to seek their product rather seek real help. They do this because real help costs a bit more . Why ? Because we know what we are doing , which is exactly why you are on this site asking anonymous questions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been having foot pain for a couple days now. I used to wear orthotic shoe inserts.I have knee problem. This is on my left foot. It's pulsating.
Need new orthotics!: If you used to wear them and now they are either too small or they are worn, your body is telling you something. For the pain, rub your foot in the arch area to warm it up. Also, a nice cold bottle that you can roll your foot on will help decrease the pain and pulsating. ...Read more
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