Doctor insights on: How to make your feet smaller in width

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How to make your foot smaller in width?

How to make your foot smaller in width?

One way: Could be to wear an orthotic as this would not allow your foot to flatten as much. ...Read more

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I cut my foot about an inch in width and 1/4" deep after stepping on a nail. It's turning white, what should I do?

I cut my foot about an inch in width and 1/4" deep after stepping on a nail. It's turning white, what should I do?

See a doctor ASAP: A cut and puncture wound needs to be examined and cleaned properly with the possible need for antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a sudden onset of about 1.5" of very swollen vein on the top of my left foot - about the width of my pinkie. What could cause this? Concerned?

I have a sudden onset of about 1.5" of very swollen vein on the top of my left foot - about the width of my pinkie. What could cause this? Concerned?

Veins come and go: Due to hydration status, the position you are holding your leg in, and a variety of other factors. The fact that one is standing out is of no particular significance. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Grandmas feet were bound, how to help if feet small for someone her height?

Grandmas feet were bound, how to help if feet small for someone her height?

Small or deformed?: If her feet are just proportionally small, that shouldn't cause her pain or trouble, and there's nothing really to be done. But if she had full foot binding with broken or deformed bones, and her feet are now mis-shapen or painful, she should see a podiatrist or orthopedic foot surgeon who has experience with bound feet to see what options might be specifically for her feet. ...Read more

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Is it ok for guys to have small feet?

Is it ok for guys to have small feet?

Of course: No relation between foot size and size of anything else. Maybe less likely to step on dancing partner's toes? :-). ...Read more

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Why is the small wound I had on my foot taking months to heal?

Why is the small wound I had on my foot taking months to heal?

Not sure: You need to have circulation evaluated. Possibly a biopsy of lesion to make sure it is not a type of cancer. Remove all sources of pressure. ...Read more

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What causes small blister on the bottom of your feet?

What causes small blister on the bottom of your feet?

Pressure: Pressure and friction centered over a prominence or other area on your foot from shoe wear, running and many other causes can result in a blister. ...Read more

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Anyone have small feet as an adult?

Anyone have small feet as an adult?

Small feet: As already stated, feet come in all sizes. You didn't mention the actual size, so perhaps your definition of small is different than someone else's. Either way, our feet are what they are. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of having small feet?

What are the benefits of having small feet?

It's easier to find: A larger variety of shoes in different colors and styles. Aside from that, there aren't really "benefits" to having small feet. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Small feet?

What is the definition or description of: Small feet?

Brachydactyly: Brachydactyly is shortening of fingers/toes and gives the feet a small appearance. There are a number of potential causes of small feet. When I lived in China there were still older women who had bound feet- It was considered more attractive to have very small feet. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a small freckle to appear on the top of your foot?

Is it normal for a small freckle to appear on the top of your foot?

Yes: Everyone eventually gets a freckle on top of a foot. Then the other foot. Then more freckles. It comes with advancing age. If worried that a freckle is not just a freckle, one can have her primary care doctor or a dermatologist look at it. ...Read more

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I have small black dots on my feet, no pain but they are looking bad on feet?

I have small black dots on my feet, no pain but they are looking bad on feet?

See a doctor: I would see a doctor. Diagnosis will depend on how long they have been there, have they change in size, color, shape. ...Read more

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Would a 14 year old female that's 5'0 feet tall still be able to grow more? If so, will there be a big change in her height, or a small one?

Would a 14 year old female that's 5'0 feet tall still be able to grow more? If so, will there be a big change in her height, or a small one?

Possibly/not much: Most females will finish growing taller between 15-17 or 3 years after their first menses. Her expected final height would be the average of both parents less 2-3 inches. Without having any of this data it is hard to project her expected outcome. ...Read more

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I have small cuts in the balls of my feet after training for 6 months, I've taken a month off and my feet still haven't healed is something wrong?

I have small cuts in the balls of my feet after training for 6 months, I've taken a month off and my feet still haven't healed is something wrong?

Could be several: You could have an infection of bacterial or fungal nature that is not allowing your feet to heal

consult a podiatrist for an exam. ...Read more

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My brother is 15 years old and he is 5' feet tall ane he is small compared to his friend that are 15 years old. What should he eat or do to get taller?

My brother is 15 years old and he is 5' feet tall ane he is small compared to his friend that are 15 years old. What should he eat or do to get taller?

Exercise, eat, sleep: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height. In rare cases, growth hormone is approved for use in younger, extremely short kids. ...Read more