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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 chronic athlete's foot (tinea pedis) treatable?

Is chronic athlete's foot (tinea pedis) treatable?

Tinea pedis: Sure tine pedis is curable. I would try a topical anti fungal such as Ertaczo once a day. If it does not get better in 1 month then you might have to start oral medication with topical. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago, I took cipro (ciprofloxacin) (750mg 2x/day) for a uti. After 2 days, I felt pain and numbness in my hands, feet and face. The UTI was gone by day 2, but the pain gets worse daily. Is this treatable?

2 weeks ago, I took cipro (ciprofloxacin) (750mg 2x/day) for a uti. After 2 days, I felt pain and numbness in my hands, feet and face. The UTI was gone by day 2, but the pain gets worse daily. Is this treatable?

Need in person eval: If your symptoms are getting worse despite the fact that you're off the cipro, (ciprofloxacin) you need to be seen by a doctor and make sure that the two are related. ...Read more

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What should I do about my swollen foot? To treat it with something. What should I do?

What should I do about my swollen foot? To treat it with something. What should I do?

Swollen: The first right thing to do is to determine the cause of the swelling. For that you need to see your podiatrist. If it's from another area of the body the appropriate referral can be made. ...Read more

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How do u treat foot spurs?

How do u treat foot spurs?

Don't: On the bottom of the heel, the spur is rarely the problem. For that focus on stretching, proper shoewear, low impact activity. If its the back the heels the same applles except in that case (achilles tendon), surgery can become necessary to clean out tendon and remove spur. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat foot spurs?

What are ways to treat foot spurs?

Many: Would depend on where on the foot the spur is. A heel spur? A midfoot spurring? Spurs are bony overgrowths and can occur on any bone. In reality if the spur is on the bottom of the foot, a heel spur - then this is one case where likely the spur does not have to be removed and conservative care is helpful. ...Read more

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Athletes foot how to treat?

Athletes foot how to treat?

Antifungal: You may benefit with a topical or an oral anti-fungal medication depending on the severity if it indeed is an athletes foot infection. Make sure to dry well between the toes after your shower or bath. ...Read more

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What doctors treat foot pain?

What doctors treat foot pain?

Pick one: All doctors can treat foot pain. I would recommend a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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How can I treat foot swelling?

How can I treat foot swelling?

Depends on the cause: Swelling can be caused by many things (liver, kidney, heart diseases, and blood clots are the serious ones). Everyday, reversible non-serious causes are meds (motrin and similar, calcium blockers, hormones). If you don't have a health threatening condition, limiting salt intake (sodium) and keeping your feet elevated will help. ...Read more

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How do you treat foot swelling?

How do you treat foot swelling?

Elevate: First find the cause. It can be caused by many things some minor and some serious. I suggest you be evaluated by your pcp. ...Read more

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How do I treat foot and ankle injury?

How do I treat foot and ankle injury?

Have an assessment: It's important that if there is a concern about a foot/ankle injury, you want an expert to evaluate and determine if there is any disruption in structure or if there is any normal function that is compromised. Proper triage, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation is important to keep you going. Left untreated, it can affect you long term. If in doubt, have it checked out. ...Read more

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How can I treat foot tendonitis pain?

See below: Rest, anti-inflammatory medication, taping, ice/heat as well as more supportive shoes/inserts. If persist, get medical attention. ...Read more

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How can I treat foot laceration?

How can I treat foot laceration?

Depends.: It all depends on the extent of the laceration. Longer, deeper or ragged lacerations will probably need medical treatment. Smaller ones might be handled at home. ...Read more

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Scabs on diabetic foot - how to treat them?

Scabs on diabetic foot - how to treat them?

See a doctor: With diabetes, your feet are at a higher risk for infections and poor healing. Do not treat the scabs yourself. See a podiatrist for diabetic foot care. ...Read more

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What foot support can treat knee pain immediately?

What foot support can treat knee pain immediately?

Sounds like you: Need to see an orthopedist to figure out the etiology of the pain and the best course for treatment. ...Read more

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How best to treat foot perspiration when no antiperspirants help. There is no odor but the feet get hot when in socks or shoes?

How best to treat foot perspiration when no antiperspirants help. There is no odor but the feet get hot when in socks or shoes?

Sweating: Isolated foot sweating would probably respond well to drysol (aluminum chloride) solution. If that doesn't work then iontophoresis would be the next step. A last step would be botox. This also works great but is very expensive and would not be covered by most insurance (to the best of my knowledge). ...Read more

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Best way to treat foot numbness & lower leg weakness?

Best way to treat foot numbness & lower leg weakness?

It depends: The cause of the weakness and numbness needs to be determined before rendering treatment. ...Read more

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Will a podiatrist treat foot pain and numb legs?

Will a podiatrist treat foot pain and numb legs?

Pain and numbness: Need to consider a peripheral neuropathy and causes are many. Small fiber variants are notorious for causing a combination of pain and numbness, but nerve compression at ankle can cause tarsal tunnel syndrome. In the end to uncover causation, an experienced neurologist can work closely with a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use tea tree oil to treat foot fungus while pregnant?

Is it safe to use tea tree oil to treat foot fungus while pregnant?

No Data on safety: Topical (skin) agents are GENERALLY safe to use. BUT, these meds are not regulated by the FDA so the purity of them is unsure. This med has several therapy claims: reduce acne, nail fungus, and other claims. The Mayp Clinic has the best advise on its website regarding this med: "Use cautiously in preg and breastfeeding women, and during childbirth due to a lack of enough scientific information." ...Read more

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