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Orthopedic Dress Shoes
I am 70 years old - housewife and suffer from knuckle-bone pain. Do you advise operation or special orthopedic shoes ?
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)?
Is there an orthopedic surgeon in existence that could make my feet smaller without losing the ability to walk
my shoe size is 16 6E and would like a thinner foot so that it doesn't cause a long term financial strain?
Podiatrist diagnosed 5th metatarsal stress fracture near toe even though it's not on x ray. Pain & swelling when walking and swimming. Could it be tendonitis instead? Can foot heal without an orthopedic shoe, which feels worse than sneaker?
No: If your shoe is significantly soiled, was immersed in water or covered in a chemical that prevents breathability, i would recommend discarding the shoe, otherwise, treating the shoe with and antifungal powder can often be effective in preventing reoccurance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends...: You need to determine what is causing your pain. Podiatrists will examine and treat the cause of your foot problems but can also recommend proper shoes and if inserts are needed to avoid recurrence. The inserts (aka orhtotics) may be over the counter or prescription. ...Read more
Shoes are just shoes: Shoe therapy is only marginal treatment. Metatarsalgia is a vague term that could be any one or several different problems, therefore, you must find out which specific problem you have not just that general term. Then if the problem can be solved with just padding the shoes can be used. ...Read more
Varies with need: Toddlers will do well with rubber skid socks in the house if they wear anything. Outside they need protection from a variety of terrains so the choice may vary. The shoe should meet several basic criteria: Fit: roomy enough but not loose; Flex: flexible enough not to pinch or bind a growing foot; Breathable: avoid solid plastics - feet sweat; Sturdy enough for the terrain; not too heavy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Athletic shoes.: Some orthotics are made to fit in narrower dress shoes, but as a general rule you're going to want athletic shoes. They're the most supportive, and will accommodate the bulk of any orthotic device best. Depending on your foot type, there are lots of brands to choose from, but you can start with asics, new balance, saucony, brooks, or mizuno? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Goofd support: I suggest cross trainers.Get a more detailed answer ›
Extra support: at the ball of the foot. Avoid extremely flat or extra flexible shoes. You need extra cushion at the forefoot to elevate the bones and reduce pressure. ...Read more
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