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Do prosthetic feet bend and arch like normal feet?

Do prosthetic feet bend and arch like normal feet?

Some do: There are many styles of prosthetic feet. The most advanced feet are designed to imitate foot motion and are made of carbon fiber that can flex with weight. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Prosthetics (Definition)

Prosthetics replace a part of the body. A prosthesis is the name of the device. For example, a prosthetic leg replaces a lost leg. Artificial legs or arms are common examples. Prosthetic teeth are also common. On occasion the device used for a joint replacement (new knee for example) is referred to as ...Read more


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Flexible high arch runner. Stability shoes caused arch to collapse, feet to evert, numbness 1st web space, and anterior hip rotation. Reversable?

Flexible high arch runner. Stability shoes caused arch to collapse, feet to evert, numbness 1st web space, and anterior hip rotation. Reversable?

Arches don't : Generally collapse save for a charcot foot deformity or posterior tibial tendon rupture. I would recommed an in office consult with a foot doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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What's the difference between orthotic shoes and prosthetic shoes?

What's the difference between orthotic shoes and prosthetic shoes?

Prosthetic: Shoes fit an artificial limb. Orthotic shoes are any shoe that holds an othotic. ...Read more

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22 female, properly fitted shoes. Right foot, painful baby toe [knuckle]. ?

22 female, properly fitted shoes. Right foot, painful baby toe [knuckle]. ?

Pinky Toe: You may have a hammertoe or bone spur even though the shoes may fit. Have podiatrist look at it. ...Read more

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Use orthotic 4 overpronation+bunion used 2 wear aa width shoe age+bunin med width now.Heel backof heel&ankle still narrow should wear custom made shoe?

Use orthotic 4 overpronation+bunion used 2 wear aa width shoe age+bunin med width now.Heel backof heel&ankle still narrow should wear custom made shoe?

Gel heel liner: There are so many shapes and sizes of feet that shoe manufacturers cannot possibly make shoes for every need. What i would recommend you do is find a shoe that fits your toes and then purchase a gel heel liner that goes into the back of the shoe to help snug the shoe around the heel. You can search online for gel heel liners and you will likely find a company that sells them.N. ...Read more

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Right big toe numb for weeks. Small bunion. Never wear tight shoes or heels.

Right big toe numb for weeks. Small bunion. Never wear tight shoes or heels.

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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1-must wear straight shoe lasts for overpronation & flat feet? 2-can sneakers have mesh and leather tops?

1-must wear straight shoe lasts for overpronation & flat feet? 2-can sneakers have mesh and leather tops?

??: Not so much a straight last as much as a last of some kind / cheaper shoes may look ok but if you can bend the shoe easily at the heel-forefoot junction then this is not a good shoe for you a good shoe with a last coupled with a good otc or custom made orthotic is the ticket as long as the construction is of reasonable quality what the upper is made from is not too much of an issue. ...Read more

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Have overpronation/flat feet & wear orthotic Do orthotic stop pressure on tibial nerve & tarsal tunnel(tarsal tunnel syn) 100% or orth shoes recomend?

Have overpronation/flat feet & wear orthotic Do orthotic stop pressure on tibial nerve & tarsal tunnel(tarsal tunnel syn) 100% or orth shoes recomend?

Tarsal tunnel: Orthotics will help with tarsal tunnel , but can't necessarily alleviate all the pressure . Sometimes the fibrosis/scarring can only be relieved by surgery . Consult your podiatrist for assistance. ...Read more

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My left foot towards sideways/outwards, even in different shoes. I'm 67, 6' tall woman, narrow feet with high arch, hammer/crossed toes & neuropathy.

My left foot towards sideways/outwards, even in different shoes.  I'm 67, 6' tall woman, narrow feet with high arch, hammer/crossed toes & neuropathy.

Hip muscle weakness: The neuropathy has not caused the lateral deviation In the foot placement. This is typically a hip,muscle weakness. You should be in a better shoe,to,accommodate the hammer toes, or see a podiatrist to determine if foot reconstruction is needed for these multiple maladies ...Read more

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Could foot surgeries fix crooked and overlapping toes?

Could foot surgeries fix crooked and overlapping toes?

HAMMER TOES: It sounds like you have hammer toes. Provided you are in good general health, surgery is an option. Good luck. Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Wear 1/2 orthotics and remove insoles of shoes, so big toe that stix up won't hurt. Must wear some cushioning at toes to prevent shocks to knee?

Wear 1/2  orthotics and remove insoles of shoes, so big toe that stix up won't hurt. Must wear some cushioning at toes to prevent shocks to knee?

Metatarsal Cushion: Some of our patients need that extra room in their shoes because the big toe sticks up too much. Try a spenco insert for that extra cushion but cut out the area under the toes to give them more room. You can also try to add a hapad metatarsal support to the end of the orthotic device to attempt to take pressure off the metatarsals. www.hapad.com (get small adhesive met pads) dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Do pins straighten toes?

Do pins straighten toes?

Pins: Surgeons can use internal pins to straightened crooked toes (hammertoes). This is a surgical procedure. ...Read more

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Strassburg sock - gastroc contracture. Keeps foot out of equinus, but stretch felt in mid foot & not ankle/calf. Have CS in medial foot. Keep wearing?

Strassburg sock - gastroc contracture. Keeps foot out of equinus, but stretch felt in mid foot & not ankle/calf. Have CS in medial foot. Keep wearing?

Equinus: Try wearing a night splint that contours to the back of your leg. Stretching exercises, such as a heel drop of a step or a runner's stretch ie. lean into a wall with your arms extended and one leg back. Lean forward to stretch the calf. Hold all exercises 30 seconds, do 2 sets, 3 times per day. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could wearing bad shoe damage knee, legs?

Could wearing bad shoe damage knee, legs?

It is possible: The shoes are worn out and causing you to walk with an abnormal gait, it could cause an abnormal wear and tear of certain joints. ...Read more

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I wear orthotic 4 over-pronation & bunion. Leather ankle booties which tie up r what i wear. Inserts unmovable. I place orthotics on top of them is ok?

I wear orthotic 4 over-pronation & bunion. Leather ankle booties which tie up r what i wear. Inserts unmovable. I place orthotics on top of them is ok?

Yes: Should be fine since boots have more depth. Just make sure liner is flat and does not tilt orthotics. Try it out and see if they feel any different compared to shoes without liners. If unsure consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more