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Doctor insights on: Over Pronation Feet

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Can I use insoles for over pronated foot/ankle?

Can I use insoles for over pronated foot/ankle?

YES, BUT...: If you buy them OTC, they should be of a firmer material to support the foot; most commonly sold in sporting goods or running stores. Otherwise, a Rx pair from a podiatrist. Finally, there are several causes for this problem. Again, a podiatrist would know for sure if they may help. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Flat feet that are over pronated, what to do?

Flat feet that are over pronated, what to do?

Many options: Hyperpronation feet can lead to various serious lower extremity problems if unchecked. Consider custom orthotics which are more than just arch supports. The problem, is will have to wear them for the rest of your life. Consider going to hypocure.Com for more information and potential surgical correction which is not very involving. Don't ignore this issue. ...Read more

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Will wearing shoes without arch support worsen your feet over time?

Will wearing shoes without arch support worsen your feet over time?

If your feet: Need extra support, wearing shoes with good support and possibly orthotics will make the best of things. Any problems you might have are likely to worsen over time. ...Read more

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Doflat feet cause foot and ankle pain?

Doflat feet cause foot and ankle pain?

YES: Yes, they can. A podiatrist can help you, perhaps with a pair of Rx orthotic devices. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Sore sole of feet at heel?

Sore sole of feet at heel?

First few steps hurt: You may have what's called an acute plantar fasciitis or possibly a heel spur do not walk barefooted, wear shoes with a heel use ice and if pain continues see a podiatrist who will take x-rays and advise you further. ...Read more

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Can sweaty feet cause athletes foot?

Can sweaty feet cause athletes foot?

Moisture and fungus: Sweaty feet are conducive to fungal growth. Both moisture and fungus are essential for athletes foot. Unfortunately the causative fungi are normally present in the environment. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/athletes-foot/ds00317. ...Read more

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Wear orthotics 4 overpronation, flat feet & bunion. Wearing orthotics while sitting for large amounts of time beneficial?

Sitting...: Wearing orthotics while sitting doesn't really do much. They are designed to control the abnormal motions during your gait cycle (walking). ...Read more

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Can ankle tendonitis cause tenderness over the metatarsal above the little toe? Does ankle tendon run over the metatarsals?

Can ankle tendonitis cause tenderness over the metatarsal above the little toe? Does ankle tendon run over the metatarsals?

Who Knows.: I am not sure if you are describing tendonitis and pain of the tendons passing over the ankle or tendonitis and pain of the tendon passing over the 5th metatarsal. There are other possibilities that can also cause pain in the area of the 5th metatarsal. Capsulitis, stress fracture and neuritis to name a few. The tendon in question is the extensor digitorum longus (EDL). To remove doubt, see a Doc. ...Read more

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Running barefoot, now pain in arch of foot. Back to shoes?

Running barefoot, now pain in arch of foot. Back to shoes?

Yes: Running barefoot is a fairly new fad.Change in activity, should be done gradually.When going from a good supportive shoe to no shoes, different muscle groups are worked and bone and ligaments are stressed differently.This can lead to overuse and breakdown(injury). If you are going to try barefoot or minimalist shoes, start with kicking around in them for few days, then short walks to running.Dr l. ...Read more

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Podiatrist only. Have overpronation/flat feet, can the looseness of ankle loosen knees then hips causing hips 2 dislocate?

Podiatrist only. Have overpronation/flat feet, can the looseness of ankle loosen knees then hips causing hips 2 dislocate?

Quite a stretch.: There is no question that overpronated/flat feet, in time, could have an effect on the ankles and knees as well as the hips. To say that the feet would be the proximal cause of hip dislocation might be a stretch. ...Read more

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Can croc shoes cause foot, ankle, knee injuries?

Can croc shoes cause foot, ankle, knee injuries?

Crocs are: For the most part very comfortable. There are medical versions which are a bit more supportive. I'd suggest that they are less likely to cause injury than the omnipresent flip-flop. ...Read more

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Can flat foot cause foot and ankle pain?

'Flat feet': Yes. Medial arch and/or transverse arch loss can cause foot and ankle pain by changing the normal 'architecture' of walking. A foot& ankle orthopedist consultation to address the 'flat feet' would be recommended to assess the need fir orthotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can walking on calloused feet cause foot ulcers?

Can walking on calloused feet cause foot ulcers?

Yes: The same risk factors for ulcers in non-calloused foot apply in callused feet. Callouses are not necessarily protective. ...Read more

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Can having a pronation of the foot or flat feet cause differing foot sizes?

Can having a pronation of the foot or flat feet cause differing foot sizes?

Yes: As your foot becomes flatter your arch drops and the foot becomes longer. If there is a difference in how much arch height is lost between your feet you may start to have different shoe sizes. ...Read more

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What to do for over pronated flat feet?

What to do for over pronated flat feet?

ORTHOTIC DEVICES: As an adult, surgery is usually more involved than in the pediatric population. Depending upon the cause of the flat feet (there are many), either OTC or Rx inserts may help. X-rays would be helpful. Regards, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Can flat feet and over pronation cause pain in shoulders in a child?

Can flat feet and over pronation cause pain in shoulders in a child?

Possibly: Many skeletal malaligments begin in the feet. They are our foundation. While it's less common for children to have pain from these types of postural issues, it's still entirely possible. Overly pronated feet often respond to custom biomechanical orthotics. See a podiatrist and have your child evaluated for them. ...Read more

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What's treatment for over pronation that causes psin in feet, ankles and knees in 6 year old with flat feet?

What's treatment for over pronation that causes psin in feet, ankles and knees in 6 year old with flat feet?

Kinetic chain: The body is a kinetic chain and needs to be evaluated properly. Seek out a sports podiatrist who is comfortable treating children. ...Read more

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