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Is There Anything You Can Do For Flat Feet Besides Orthotics
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orthotics are : Conservative treatment, surgery otherwise.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my legs are too skinny, are there any leg exercises that may help them get bigger?
Moisturize them: File them with emory board.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there anything I can do at home for myself to help with endometriosis if there is anything? Change of diet? Possibly less soda?
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
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
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