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The orthopedic md found a labral tear on my mri. Why did he ask me if i wore baby shoes with a metal bar when i was an infant, (which i did)?

The orthopedic md found a labral tear on my mri. Why did he ask me if i wore baby shoes with a metal bar when i was an infant, (which i did)?

Not sure: Your lower extremity alignment and labral tears in shoulders are unrelated.Possibly he noted your lower extremity alignment on his general exam and was making orthopedic" small talk".! ...Read more

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What orthopedic inserts should I use in my shoes for fallen arches?

What orthopedic inserts should I use in my shoes for fallen arches?

Depends: If you are having pain try otc orthotics. Spenco is a good brand. Custom orthotics are expensive but well worth it. ...Read more

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Predislocation long 2nd toe.RX:10 wks of NSAID then follow up.Afraid of limited mobility/orthopedic shoes.Want my foot to look normal.Help? Thx

Many times a person: With this condition may have a torn plantar plate. You can continue with conservative therapy as long as you are painfree but if pain persists surgery may be your better option. ...Read more

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Do shoes help babies' feet develop properly?

Do shoes help babies' feet develop properly?

No: Babies don't need shoes to develop or learn to walk at all. For safety and cold protection away from home, they are a good idea, but learning to walk "au naturale" is the best for natural foot and walk/run development. ...Read more

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Is it true that babies should only use baby walkers if they are wearing shoes?

Is it true that babies should only use baby walkers if they are wearing shoes?

No walker at all: I never recommend walkers at all.About 1/3 of kids in them will suffer a fall accompanied by a head injury.They may offer an easy source of entertainment and or ease baby monitoring, but a playpen is safer and doesn't increase injury risk. ...Read more

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Why is it better for babies to learn to walk without shoes?

Why is it better for babies to learn to walk without shoes?

Protect if needed: Years ago parents were pushed into buying clunky, heavy shoes for a kid to learn to walk but we no now most will do better without. They often had more falls if they learned with shoes. Today we understand the feet firm up on their own & only need coverage for the environment they are in. Bare feet or rubberized socks are great indoors & simple flexible foot coverings are ok for outside. ...Read more

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Is it good for babies when they are first learning to walk to wear shoes?

Depends...: For learning to walk around the house it is best for a baby to be barefoot. The sensitivity of the bottom of the foot is important for balance. Once the baby is walking, it will be easier to transition to shoes. If the child is outside and mobile (walking or crawling) shoes are important for protection. ...Read more

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Can sweat&moist cause redness between big toes of a 9M baby? He swims every week. Also uses shoes a lot. Have you seen this on babies? Is it common?

Can sweat&moist cause redness between big toes of a 9M baby? He swims every week. Also uses shoes a lot. Have you seen this on babies? Is it common?

It happens: Generally a kid that age should avoid shoes. Many trap moisture and can lead to the equivalent of a diaper rash, especially between the toes.Rubbery soled socks are the only things I put on kids feet at that age.Any shoes you buy for show, should breathe well while on the feet. Patent leather or plastic are the worst offenders. ...Read more