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Is it possible to have a high arch foot without it being cavus?

Is it possible to have a high arch foot without it being cavus?

Cavus means highArch: The word cavus means high arched foot basically, although it is usually called pes cavus. So the answer is no. But having a high arch does not mean you will have problems! Sometimes it can be an issue, but not always. I recommend getting shoes that provide good support for your foot. That probably means getting specialized evaluation from more than a shoe store assistant. See orthotic specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Foot Surgery (Definition)

Foot surgery is any surgical procedure or treatment involving cutting involving the foot. Foot surgery is often categorized by skin and soft tissue procedures, forefoot surgery, or rearfoot surgery. However, some insurance companies (ie: medicare) categorize cutting of toenails as "surgery" on ...Read more


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What are some methods to overcome high arch foot fetish?

What are some methods to overcome high arch foot fetish?

Psychiatric: A fetish is defined as an irrational, or abnormal fixation or preoccupation. Perhaps psychiatric help can help you overcome this. ...Read more

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Did a custom insole for high arch foot using foam mold. Is it OK?

Did a custom insole for high arch foot using foam mold. Is it OK?

Foam mold: Yes as long as the person taking the impression
knows about foot mechanics and proper positioning
alternatives

1. 3d scan

2. plaster mold ...Read more

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I have a high arch foot but that never gave me pain or problem until now with lots of pain. What can be happening?

I have a high arch foot but that never gave me pain or problem until now with lots of pain. What can be happening?

Arthritic changes: Just because you have a high arch it doesn't have to hurt, but after some wear and tear, symptoms can set in. The transverse arch begins to loose some of its range of motion and therefore making it hard to adapt to ground reactive forces. An insole is a great way to support this area. The custom made ones are the best. The store bought ones might not have the support you need. ...Read more

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What is the best running shoes for high arch foot?

What is the best running shoes for high arch foot?

I like New Balance: If you have a high arch you will probably need an orthotic in any shoe you try. ...Read more

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What exactly happens after foot surgery?

What exactly happens after foot surgery?

Follow docs orders: Discuss you post operative care with your foot surgeon. They should give you detailed instructions on what you need to do and what you might expect following surgery. The patient must participate in their care to receive the best outcomes. Dr l. ...Read more

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Does foot surgery involve hopsitalization?

Does foot surgery involve hopsitalization?

Usually not: Most foot surgery is performed at surgery centers or as outpatient hospital surgery. If you are having extensive foot surgery, or you have a medical problem such as diabetes, have a major infection you might be hospitalized. Ask your foot surgeon for more specifics. ...Read more

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What are the alternatives to foot surgery?

What are the alternatives to foot surgery?

Live with it!: Most foot surgery is elective, you can elect to have it done, or you can elect not to. You can try pads, shoe stretching, medications, more supportive and cushioned insoles. But in the end, your problem is still there... You are treating without cure. ...Read more

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What is foot surgery with pins or plates like?

What is foot surgery with pins or plates like?

Difficult Q: Wow! That question is pandoras box!

as an experienced foot and ankle surgeon I am interpreting your question to be about some type of reconstruction.

I will say that in general these procedures are successful....But... As I tell all my patients "the recovery is long! "

foot surgery takes up to a year or more to fully recover from. If someone is telling you its no big deal get another opinio. ...Read more

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Is there a foot surgery for flatfoot / overpronation?

Is there a foot surgery for flatfoot / overpronation?

Flatfeet: There is. But to determine how extensive the procedure is. Your feet will need to be evaluated by a surgeon. You'll need x-rays and a gait analysis to determine what procedures will correct your deformity. ...Read more

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Bruising two weeks after foot surgery is this good?

Bruising two weeks after foot surgery is this good?

Not uncommon: Bruising is a sign of blood that has come out of a tear or cut blood vessel. Many foot procedures inherently do so. If the bleeding occurs in one of the deep spaces in your foot it make take a while for the blood to percolate thru the tissue and present as a bruise. Over reasons may be disruption of the scar tissue or bleeding disorder. Se your surgeon if concernedorthopedi foot. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had foot surgery for bunion removal?

Has anyone ever had foot surgery for bunion removal?

Yes: Foot surgery to correct bunions (bunionectomy) is a common procedure performed successfully for many. You should see podiatric or orthopedic foot & ankle surgeon to determine the proper bunionectomy procedure that is right for you. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swollen ankles after foot surgery?

What are the causes of swollen ankles after foot surgery?

Surgery itself: If both of your ankles are swollen, then it could be due to the amount of IV fluids. If it is on the same foot that you have had the surgery, then it is normal. If any bone procedure was done to correct any deformity, you can think about it as being the same as if you broke a bone in your foot. Your foot and ankle will swell. With time is should go away. Let the surgeon know, elevate and ice. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to take vicodin before my foot surgery?

Is it safe for me to take vicodin before my foot surgery?

Why BEFORE?: If you mean, right before the procedure... Maybe. If you are having it done in a surgery center or hospital, they will give you a lot better meds than just vicodin! if it is at the doctor's office, just ask the podiatrist if it is ok. It depends on what other medications are going to be given to you. ...Read more

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Is it normal after foot surgery for dissolving inner stitches to get infected in incision spot?

Is it normal after foot surgery for dissolving inner stitches to get infected in incision spot?

"NORMAL? ": It's not normal, but certainly a possibility. Did you follow your surgeon's post-op orders? ...Read more

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I had a foot surgery and they put a pin in on my second toe. Now it feels really tighter and a bump is coming? Whatshould I do?

I had a foot surgery and they put a pin in on my second toe. Now it feels really tighter and a bump is coming? Whatshould I do?

Foot surgery: Although more info is needed, your best first thing to do is see your surgeon. He/she is your best source of help. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had foot surgery 3 days ago and now experiencing extreme constant stabbing pain. I'm taking Vicodin but isn't helping. Is Something wrong?

I had foot surgery 3 days ago and now experiencing extreme constant stabbing pain. I'm taking Vicodin but isn't helping. Is Something wrong?

Be seen: This is not terribly unusual as swelling usually reaches a peak about 72 hours after surgery, so the third day can be the worst. Because you describe your pain as being extreme despite the use of narcotics, I would certainly let your surgeon know. Your dressing should be changed and your incision and foot checked just to make sure you are not having a complication. ...Read more

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I have chronic pain from entrapped nerve in scar from foot surgery. Conservative tx failed. How successful is surgery to destroy nerve? Risks?

I have chronic pain from entrapped nerve in scar from foot surgery. Conservative tx failed. How successful is surgery to destroy nerve? Risks?

This would depend: On which nerve, location of entrapment and method of destruction. One can use chemicals, can heat the tissue or freeze it to ablate it. If you are in pain, I would think the reward outweighs the risk.
Otherwise what are you left with? A painful foot.....Good luck, I am sure you are frustrated. Usually, the procedure you ask about is done under a small incision if and the risk should be minimal. ...Read more

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I had foot surgery 8 months ago. I had an anchor put in to suture a tendon. I've been in so much pain. Surgeon said nothing is wrong. Why am I in pain?

I had foot surgery 8 months ago. I had an anchor put in to suture a tendon. I've been in so much pain. Surgeon said nothing is wrong. Why am I in pain?

Have it evaluated.: Pain may last a long time following a foot or ankle surgery. Have it re-evaluated if you continue to have pain. ...Read more

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Had foot surgery, using knee scooter, hit unseen hole, fell hit my knee hard. Knee has a knot on top of cap, cap moves a bit, is catching on somethin?

Had foot surgery, using knee scooter, hit unseen hole, fell hit my knee hard. Knee has a knot on top of cap, cap moves a bit, is catching on somethin?

Call ur foot doctor: Your doctor needs to know that you had knee trauma on top of the foot surgery, so they can advise you what to do. The cap is the patella, and it's good that it moves a bit. The knot is from the impact on it form your knee hitting the pavement (hole).If it feels like it's catching on something, it's most likely from the swelling of the cap, that needs to be evaluated by your doctor, and documented. ...Read more

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A year ago I had foot surgery. Now every time I walk and run it hurts, anyway to fix this? Surgery in middle of foot. Hurts more when I run. I have tried massaging it and icing it.

A year ago I had foot surgery. Now every time I walk and run it hurts, anyway to fix this? Surgery in middle of foot. Hurts more when I run. I have tried massaging it and icing it.

Pain after surgery: Difficult to say without know the type of surgery and the reason for the surgery. Typically an orthotic can help to reduce the pain within the middle of the foot. You may also need further work up to determine if there is a degree of arthritis present. ...Read more

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What generally happens in a foot surgery?

What generally happens in a foot surgery?

Foot surgery: It depends on the patient, surgical procedure, and surgeon. To difficult to answer without more information. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for foot surgery?

What is the recovery time for foot surgery?

Recovery: For foot surgery is based on the type of diagnosis. If it is a foot or ankle reconstruction or repairing any bone or tendon structure, it will take at least 6-10 weeks and sometimes longer. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for foot surgery?

What is the recovery time for foot surgery?

Depends...: Kind of a broad question. There are different types of surgical procedures. Toenail procedures or skin biopsies have little to no down time. Bunions can vary from 6-8 weeks recuperation and more extensive rearfoot surgery may take up to months. Need to restore proper alignment in the joint, restore proper mechanics in the foot, and reduce pain symptoms. Bonus aesthetically pleasing. ...Read more

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What can I expect from foot surgery recovery?

What can I expect from foot surgery recovery?

Good Question: Depending on the type of foot surgery. You may have swelling, pain [controlled with medication]. Immobilization. Dressing changes. Physical therapy. I suggest you discuss post op care with the surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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High Arches (Definition)

Cavus. This is generally associatrd with varus and is ...Read more