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Is there anything you can do for flat feet besides orthotics?

Is there anything you can do for flat feet besides orthotics?

Yes: If indicated based on physical exam, history, success or failure of previous treatments and etiology of the flat foot deformity, there are surgical options. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Conenello
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Fallen Arches (Definition)

A fallen arch is commonly known as a flatfoot. The foot loses the arch on the inner side of foot. This is also known as pes planus and there can be either a flexible version and a rigid version. A flexible version is flat only when weight is applied on the foot; a rigid version is flat when the foot is off and when the foot is on ...Read more


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Is there anything you can do for flat feet in dancer?

Is there anything you can do for flat feet in dancer?

Usually not: Flat feet may be a problem in ballet, as a foot with a good arch is considered desirable for going on point. Having said that, many professional ballerinas have managed to have fine careers even with flat feet. If a flat foot prevents someone from being a ballerina, then i usually advise them to pick another form of dance.. I do not advise surgery solely to allow someone to dance. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any good remedies for cracked heels and feet?

Can you tell me if there are any good remedies for cracked heels and feet?

Yes: You need to file or shave down the cracked tissue and then apply crisco and cover with saran wrap and put a sock on it overnight. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are creams or other remedies for foot pain?

Can you tell me if there are creams or other remedies for foot pain?

Depends on the cause: Foot pain may be due to: trauma (fracture, sprains, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), structural (bunion, hammertoes), or biomechanical abnormality, blood clot, or nerve damage (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam by a professional and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams may help to determine the right cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is there any operations that can straighten my bandy legs or is there anything i could do to help them straighten them?

Is there any operations that can straighten my bandy legs or is there anything i could do to help them straighten them?

Yes, but do not ....: Yes there are operations to correct ' bandy' legs ( either 'knock- kneed' or 'bowlegged'), but as an adult your age I would advise against them unless there are very important / serious problems that cannot be corrected w/ medication, bracing, or even replacement. Osteotomies are best reserved for children and young adults w/ significant deformity. See an ORS who treats adult malaligment/OA.GL! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for flat feet if custom orthotics do not work?

What is the treatment for flat feet if custom orthotics do not work?

Surgery: If there is a lot of constant pain then surgery would need to be considered. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for morton's neuroma or any thing i can do to help relieve the pain. I tried orthotics and that did not help at all. I am a cyclist ?

Is there any cure for morton's neuroma or any thing i can do to help relieve the pain. I tried orthotics and that did not help at all. I am a cyclist ?

Variety of treatment: Neuromas are inflammation and/or damage to the nerve. If you treat the problem early, you have a better chance for success. Cortisone injections, nsaids, good shoes and supports can sometimes help. If your symptoms have been present for greater than 6 months, then conservative care is not as successful. Usually, surgical removal is the definitive treatment for chronic problems. Dr l. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are good shoes to wear for varicose veins?

Dr. Laura Pak Dr. Pak
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Can you tell me if there are good shoes to wear for varicose veins?

Socks not shoes: Wearing compression socks makes the biggest difference with varicose veins. The best type to get are graduated compression, so they give more squeeze at the foot and ankle. Shoes should be comfortable, so that you stay active. Not the shoe itself, but the activity helps the veins. ...Read more

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Is there anything you can do for hyperhidrosis?

Is there anything you can do for hyperhidrosis?

MEDS, procedure: First, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) needs a work-up: hgh level, thyroid tests, & rarely carcinoid/pheochromocytoma needs to be considered. Topical anti-perspirants containing aluminum chloride (drysol) 10-20% may help. Oral anti-cholinergic med (glycopyrrolate) or beta blocker (bp pill) has helped some. Iontophoresis, and Botox has also been successful. Finally there's surgery, sympathecomy. ...Read more

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What can I do besides apply atletes foot cream to site is there n e thing else that will help?

What can I do besides apply atletes foot cream to site is there n e thing else that will help?

Clean feet : Daily, clean shoes so that they don't recomtaminate the feet. If feet sweat then need to control the sweating. ...Read more

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What can you do for flat feet in kids?

What can you do for flat feet in kids?

Normal : If there is no pain associated, no treatment is necessary. Very young children develop an arch later in life. Older children can become flatfooted as the grow. Orthotics do not change the natural history in children, rather they can not prevent being flatfooted in children growing. If there is pain, careful evaluation is indicated. In such cases orthotics and stretches of achilles help. ...Read more

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What can help relieve big toe pain known not be related to gout; I do have quite flat feet and am active.?

Maybe not your flat: The first joint (dp), or larger second (mcp)? Is is the pain located on the side, top, or bottom of the joint, if it is the first dp, it can be traumatic; it can be arthritis; psoriatic arthritis loves this joint. If on the bottom of the first, could be tendonous. If at the bottom of the mcp joint, you have two sesamoid bones that can be fractured, or inflammed.See a good specialist who can sort! ...Read more

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Is there anything you can do to prevent ankle arthritis?

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Is there anything you can do to prevent ankle arthritis?

Maybe: It depends on your past injuries to the area. If any type of injury has occurred then a brace may help support and provide some realignment to the joint. However, chances of arthritis developing greatly increase with any prior injury. Xray can be used to track progression of arthritis in the joint. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get treatment for flat feet?

Yes: Do they hurt? Are they causing any problems now or potentially in future? The answer to these questions as well as the severity all play into treatment. Treatments range from simply more supportive shoes or arch supports to surgery in extreme cases. Most often getting more support for the feet with shoes and inserts is the long term treatment. ...Read more

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Im 25 with arthritis knees ankles other than meds is there anything else I can do to ease or prevent?

Im 25 with arthritis knees ankles other than meds is there anything else I can do to ease or prevent?

Yes: If you are overweight, it will be less stressful to your joints if you get rid of some weight. To just reduce inflammation in your joints try omega 3, vitamin d3, and chrondtoitin sulfate supplementation. Check with your physician for doses that are correct for you. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do at home for myself to help with endometriosis if there is anything? Change of diet? Possibly less soda?

Is there anything I can do at home for myself to help with endometriosis if there is anything? Change of diet? Possibly less soda?

Not really: Dietary changes or herbal supplements have not been shown to improve endometriosis. Menstrual cycle suppression with birth control pills, continuous Nuvaring, Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD are helpful. Ibuprofen can be helpful. Surgical management is indicated in some cases. ...Read more

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What can I do if heels are painting. Can u suggest me any exercise for it?

What can I do if heels are painting. Can u suggest me any exercise for it?

Heel Pain.: Painful heels can be caused by many different conditions. More information is needed to get to the cause of your pain before a successful treatment can be instituted. To remove all doubt, have a foot specialist evaluate your feet. ...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


Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
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Flatfoot (Definition)

Included in the normal anatomy of the foot is what is known as the plantar or longitudinal arch. A normal arch protects excessive weight bearing to occur in certain parts of the foot. In flat foot, this arch is reduced in size. Mild cases may not cause symptoms, severe cases can potentially cause ...Read more