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Best sneakers for Achilles tendonitis and pronation?

Best sneakers for Achilles tendonitis and pronation?

No: There are no pathologic specific shoes. Purchase a cushioned neutral shoe and focus on strengthening your entire lower extremity. ...Read more

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Dr. Libby Putnam
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Orthotics (Definition)

A orthotic is a small piece of medical equipment that braces a bone and/or joint, to keep it in a better position, either at rest, during activities, or both. Examples of orthotics are plastic ankle braces to aid recovery from an ankle sprain, arched insoles to support flat feet, ankle-foot braces to help kids with cerebral ...Read more


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Do compression sleeves help shin splints?

Do compression sleeves help shin splints?

No: But they may make you feel better. Shin Splints usually improve after a reduction of activity for a few weeks. ...Read more

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Do good orthotics help get rid of shin splints?

Do good orthotics help get rid of shin splints?

Shin splint pain: Shin splints are a common overuse sports injury. Because of the function of foot and ankle, some muscles are used more than others. This causes inflammation at the origin of the muscles in the front of the legs. By controlling the mechanics with a custom orthotic, the muscle calms down and doesn't inflame. You should see your podiatrist to be evaluated for a custom orthotic. ...Read more

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Will sleeping in tennis shoes help plantar fasciitis?

Will sleeping in tennis shoes help plantar fasciitis?

Facial band: Sleeping in tennis shoes is very doubtful at resolving plantar fasciitis..... But, it would not hurt you to try...Go ahead....And, then if the issue is not resolved , go see a specialist. ...Read more

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How are custom foot orthoses helpful for jogging?

How are custom foot orthoses helpful for jogging?

They're not: An orthotic or any other type of brace is an appliance that should be used to treat a specific condition. It is not necessary for a normal healthy foot and there is no evidence that it reduces foot injuries in athletics. ...Read more

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Will kinesiology tape help prevent shin splints?

Will kinesiology tape help prevent shin splints?

Possible: This is a possibility. Along with stretching, rice and massage try the k tape to see if it alleviates your symptoms. ...Read more

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Could good sole inserts replace good running shoes?

Could good sole inserts replace good running shoes?

Are the good : Sole inserts being placed in something? Or are you just standing on them? The shoe and the insert are two different things and serve two different purposes. Ideally, you want both. Having a good insole with a warn out shoe is not going to be a good idea... ...Read more

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Can shin splints make your heels hurt?

Can shin splints make your heels hurt?

Not likely: But gait changes due to pain can cause heel pain. See a podiatrist for your shin splints. ...Read more

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Do podiatrist recommended bunion splints?

Do podiatrist recommended bunion splints?

No: Bunion splints are not effective so they are not recommended. Although some stores may sell them, it's a marketing gimmick (snake oil) because a splint will not correct bone deformity. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Pateller strain or tibia shin splints?

Depends: Depends where the pain is. Patellar tendonitis pain is higher up near the knee cap, and shin splints are lower down on the inner aspect of the tibia bone. ...Read more

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Can shin splints cause knee and ankle pain?

Can shin splints cause knee and ankle pain?

YES: Depending upon the structure and function of the entire extremity, the ligaments around the knee and ankle can be strained, causing pain. ...Read more

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What sandals are good for plantar fasciitis and heel spurs?

They aren't!: The best shoes for a person with plantar fasciitis are those that have a sturdy back to them, which sandals don't have. You want a supportive shoe that cups your heel and holds it steady. Sandals tend to allow your heel and arch to function in whatever position it wants to, which might be what caused the plantar fasciitis in the first place. ...Read more

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Could custom orthotics help high arches?

Could custom orthotics help high arches?

Definately yes: A custom orthotic made to fit your foot will redistribute pressure across the entire foot, can ease heel pain, arch pain, even knee and low back pain. You need to see a podiatrist to have a cast taken. Don't use a cast where you step into a foam box- not accurate enough, either plaster or computer scan. The computer is not better than plaster- only neater. ...Read more

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Plantar Fasciitis for 3 years, tried ice, rest, stretching and PT. wear superfeet insoles everyday. now have pttd. Would a walking cast help

Plantar Fasciitis for 3 years, tried ice, rest, stretching and PT. wear superfeet insoles everyday. now have pttd. Would a walking cast help

It may help: A walking cast is a non surgical treatment for Plantar Fascitis and it can be used if ice,rest,streching and others are not successful. Havivg acast can cause some weakening of muscles and one may need may need rehab PT to gain the strength back Talk to your Podiatrist if it will work for you ...Read more

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Tear in plantar fascia. Thickened. I've tried cortisone inject., night splint, custom orthotics, pt, stretching. No help. Doc recommending surgery?

Weight loss: If you overweight, weight loss is also important thing to do. You pretty much tried all the treatments. If you worry shout surgery, you can see another podiatrist or orthopedic for second opinion before making decision on surgery. ...Read more

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What are some good workout shoes for plantar heel pain?

What are some good workout shoes for plantar heel pain?

Pedorthist: Recommend a fitting by a certified pedorthist to determine the best shoes for you. ...Read more

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What?Are the best orthotics for soccer shoes?

Soccer boots: Do not have much room. Also, for the running and sudden changes of direction, there has to be some flexibility to the supportive shell. Orthotics come as rigid, semirigid, semiflexible and flexible. For soccer, i'd choose something semiflexible. Supportive enough without being overly rigid or overly flexible. Your podiatrist may have otc versions in stock or can make custom if needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Galland
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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more


Dr. Mark Galland
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Shin Splints (Definition)

An acute pain in the shin and lower leg caused by prolonged running, ...Read more