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Orthopedic Shoes For Scoliosis
I am 70 years old - housewife and suffer from knuckle-bone pain. Do you advise operation or special orthopedic shoes?
Bone pain: Suggest you see a doctor for examination and diagnosis to find out why you are in pain. Read more
My left leg is 9mm longer than my right and I have a mild scoliosis. But when I wear a 4mm shoe lift on my right the curve only gets worse. How?
I have a mild left lumbar scoliosis (pelvic obliquity), but my left leg is also longer, so a shoe lift on my right doesn't help me. What can I do?
Give it time: Pelvic obliquity and scoliosis are not related. The pelvic tilt is due to the leg length difference. This should be corrected with a shoe lift, but your body has adapted to the difference. Give the lift some time. Scoliosis is a different problem. It could be compensatory due to the pelvic tilt, or it may be a separate problem. Discuss with your doctor and therapist. Read more
Let me explain:
Mattress does not help in correcting those conditions but they may help you in sleeping well.
So pick firm mattress. Read more
My xray showed I've scoliosis, referred for physio - should I also be referred to an orthopedic specialist?
Hi. I have had a very very painful bump on the right side of my back near my spine for a year and a half now. I was aslo just diagnosed with scoliosis. I am a 24 year old female. When I went to an orthopedic about the lump he said it was just an inflammat
Structural problem: Most scoliosis problems that I have seen originate from three load bearing areas. The TMJ can cause postural avoidance of pain/airway going down the body, the hips both ascending/descending issues, and feet problems ascending up the body. Everything is connected. You could have a single problem or several overlapping. You may need to see several specialist to get diagnosis and treatment. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ortho / neurosurgeon: Orthopedists treat both scoliosis & herniated discs. However, you want to see and ortho-spine specialist & not just any ortho. Neurosurgeons also specialize in the treatment of back problems, particularly herniated disc's. It's usually just pt preference. In your case with a history of a meningioma it would be prudent to discuss these issues with your neurosurgeon first & then decide on the doc. Read more
My daughter, 14, has scoliosis, 53 deg. No period yet. Rehab doctor says brace has a chance. Orthopedic surgeons (3) say surgery. Any idea?
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?
How can I deal with my scoliosis? The backaches are becoming more and more common. (nightly now) I don't have an orthopedist. I stopped going at 14
I was diagnosed with a 32 degree curve of my bck due to scoliosis after being to an orthopedist and a physical therapist with no results what would be a suggested course of action from here?
Was I supposed to continue seeing orthopedist after getting out of scoliosis brace when I was 13? It's more noticeable in hips now..
Hello. I'm 20 year old girl with 's' shaped scholiosis. My chiropractor recommended me to an orthopedist. What cani do myself because I can't afford bills? Please.
Sorry about that:
i am sorry to hear that you cannot afford the orthopedist. It seems important that you see one.
You apparently can afford the "chiro". I would recommend that you forgo your next appointment with him or her and see the do or md spine specialist. Your time and money will be well spent getting that expert opinion and advice.
Best of luck... Read more
I'v a 10 yrs. Old daughter who has an s shape congenital scoliosis more than 45*, there was no noticable progress & no pain. What are the options?
Early and often care: Although there has been no progression yet, with your daughter at age 10 and either early in puberty or not even entering puberty yet, now is the time to be very aggressive about monitoring for changes and intervening early. This is not a little 10 degree curve - she is already at 45, and you don't want much progression before you would get agressive with early therapies. See spine doctor often! Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer