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Doctor insights on: Gel Inserts For Heels

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What are the inserts i could get for my shoe that would put my body's weight on my heel?

What are the inserts i could get for my shoe that would put my body's weight on my heel?

There are various : Companies that make devices that do this, i believe insolia is one. Similarly, you can look to get a negative heel type shoe. ...Read more

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What are the best shoe inserts for 5-inch heels that would last me for several hours? I'm attending a party, & i normally wear flats.

What are the best shoe inserts for 5-inch heels that would last me for several hours?  I'm attending a party, & i normally wear flats.

Not always needed: I don't typically recommend a specific insert for heeled shoes unless a patient has specific symptoms. If there are symptoms related to the shoes, sometimes a simple over the counter cushion insert can help. More specific prescription orthotics would only be ordered as needed. ...Read more

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Why would gel be inserted into the knee when the cartilage wore down?

Why would gel be inserted into the knee when the cartilage wore down?

For cushioning: Some synthetic gel have been used in attempt to replace cartilage or extend the time until definitive joint surgery is needed or undertaken. More information is necessary to comment on your specific case. ...Read more

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Are there cheap inserts that can help my plantar fasciitis and heel spurs?

Are there cheap inserts that can help my plantar fasciitis and heel spurs?

Yes.: But they will not be custom-made for your feet, and they'll tend to break down in about a year or so, depending on how much you wear them. Custom inserts can last up to 5-10 years. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is normal for your feet to hurt when adding gel inserts to your shoes?

Please tell me if it is normal for your feet to hurt when adding gel inserts to your shoes?

Gel: If your feet after adding the insole , try taking the liner of your shoe out. There may not be enough room in the shoe for the liner of the shoe, the gel thing and then your foot . If that doesn't work , see your podiatrist for real help. ...Read more

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Been 6 months and im still trying to recover from heel spur. Have tried exercises, inserts , rest & still lots of pain. Whats next? Am flat footed.

See your doc: If you've been doing all the right things for 6 months without improvement then it may be time to consider other options (injections, formal therapy, surgery). However, heel pain can last a long time and waiting rarely causes bigger problems if the discomfort is bearable. ...Read more

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Turf toe. Need inserts for dress shoes. What OTC material is best? Gel, foam? Pain exacerbated recently.

Turf toe. Need inserts for dress shoes. What OTC material is best? Gel, foam? Pain exacerbated recently.

Go w/ rigid support: Believe it or not, you should buy something that will provide rigid support of the joint. The rigid support will prevent the toe from hyperextending while the tendons/ ligaments have a chance to heal. (www.Drmarkgalland.Com 10/16/2012). ...Read more

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I love wearing high heels so what can I do to ease the pain on my feet in order to wear them for long periods of time besides using inserts?

I love wearing high heels so what can I  do to ease the pain on my feet in order to wear them for long periods of time besides using inserts?

Choice of shoe: High heels, by there very own nature put your feet in a precarious position. They put the bulk of weight and pressure on the ball of the foot. The best thing you can do is lessen the discomfort by using comfortable insoles that provide more cushion. Seek and try on the most comfortable shoes you can find. ...Read more

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Is it safe to request benzocaine gel as an anesthetic before the nurse inserts my Foley catheter?

Is it safe to request benzocaine gel as an anesthetic before the nurse inserts my Foley catheter?

Lidocaine gel best: Very safe. Will sting a little at first, but urethra will be numb once stinging has worn off. Go for it! ...Read more