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What is the definition or description of: Rocker bottom feet?

What is the definition or description of: Rocker bottom feet?

Rocker Bottom Feet: Rocker Bottom Feet are feet that bend abnormally in the middle of their feet. Once the heel lifts off the ground, the weight should go forward to the ball of the foot. In a rocker bottom foot, the weight can go to the mid foot where is does not belong, breaking that part of the foot down. Rocker Bottom Feet need achilles stretching, protective orthotic devices, and foot strengthening. Dr Blake ...Read more

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Rocker Bottom Feet (Definition)

Rocker Bottom Feet are feet that bend abnormally in the middle of their feet. Once the heel lifts off the ground, the weight should go forward to the ball of the foot. In a rocker bottom foot, the weight can go to the mid foot where is does not belong, breaking that part of the foot down. Rocker Bottom Feet need achilles stretching, protective orthotic devices, and ...Read more


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What treatment is best for rocker bottom feet?

What treatment is best for rocker bottom feet?

Accommodation: Unless this is very painful or disabling see your podiatrist or pedorthist and have appropriate shoes and or othotics made to adapt for the problem. ...Read more

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I have "a rocker bottom " foot due to being diabetiv. Is this operable? If so what would the vodt run around roughly. U

I have "a rocker bottom " foot due to being diabetiv. Is this operable? If so what would the vodt run around roughly. U

Rocker-bottom foot: Rocker-bottom foot is usually caused by a diabetic condition known as charcot disease. This can cause significant deformity of the foot and the deformity can then lead to ulcerations. Surgery is usually extensive and may require more than a single operation. The exact surgical procedure depends on the location and severity of the deformity. Recovery is often many months and even a year. ...Read more

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Should I consider rocker bottom shoes for foot pain?

Should I consider rocker bottom shoes for foot pain?

Be careful: Those rocker bottom shoes are a double edge sword, they can be very dangerous as the walking pattern is different from what we are used to and many people have suffered injury from this type of shoe wear. ...Read more

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Pain at the bottom of feet?

Pain at the bottom of feet?

Plantar Fascitis??: Plantar Fascitis is most likely cause. Get it checked. ...Read more

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Shape pain at the bottom of feet?

Shape pain at the bottom of feet?

Sharp pain: Any sharp pain should be evaluated first before any treatment is recommended. IF it is plantar fasciitis, the frozen bottle trick is doomed to failure because by the time the cold reaches the fascia you are likely in early stages of frostbite as the fascia at the heel is very deep to the skin and at the arch less deep but still not amenable to cold. ...Read more

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Can you break the bottom of your foot?

Can you break the bottom of your foot?

Yes: All bones in the foot can be broken or crack on the bottom surface if they are injured in a certain way. ...Read more

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Why are the bottom of my feet so sensitive?

Why are the bottom of my feet so sensitive?

Sensitive Feet: There are more nerve endings on the bottom of our feet than any other area of the body per square inch. That makes them very sensitive. But sensitivity, like any other tendency, is like a bell shaped curve where there is an average sensitivity and 95% of the rest of the people on either side (more sensitive and less sensitive). You may be in the 2.5% of people who are very sensitive. Dr richblake. ...Read more

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Why do the bottom of my feet turn bluish green?

Why do the bottom of my feet turn bluish green?

?: ? Good question. Would need more history to even guess. ...Read more

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What causes reddness in the bottom of the feet?

Could be normal: The only thing in your body that is red is the red blood cell so if a body area turns red it means increased blood flow. The soles of the feet normally have high blood flow and are red compared to the top of the feet. If the redness is associated with itching and rough skin it may be a contact allergy. If the redness is associated with burning it may be neuropathy. Either way see your md. ...Read more

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I feel pins at the bottom of my feet sometimes?

I feel pins at the bottom of my feet sometimes?

1st look: Well if you don't see any pins then its probably peripheral neuropathy especially if you're diabetic. Another common cause is B12 deficiency. See a doctor to figure out why this happening. ...Read more

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How can I make the bottom of my feet soft again?

How can I make the bottom of my feet soft again?

See details: Use a moisturizer cream on a regular basis. If you have callouses a podiatrist can help by shaving them down. ...Read more

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How can I relieve the pain on the bottom of my feet?

How can I relieve the pain on the bottom of my feet?

Depends: Depends on what is causing it. More info needs to be given. Since, you say feet, we know it is on both sides. So if I am throwing out a guess, I would say try arch supports you possibly have plantar fascitiis, but really more info is needed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about children with pronated feet?

Can you tell me more about children with pronated feet?

Orthotics: Can be useful. Other options could include a minimally invasive procedure to place an implant in the hind foot to realign the bones and create an arch. Kids do very well with this procedure when indicated. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause feet pain in young children?

Pain: The most common cause is indeed growth plate pain. This is hardly the only cause so an evaluation is in order as pain in young one's needs to be taken seriously. ...Read more

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Ii have spurt under bottom of both of my feet. What do I do?

Ii have spurt under bottom of both of my feet. What do I do?

Mis-phrase?: I cannot find a google reference to "spurt" as applied to the feet. Can you clarify your question please? ...Read more

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What would cause the balls on the bottom of your feet to hurt?

What would cause the balls on the bottom of your feet to hurt?

Foot pain: The ball of the foot can hurt caused by increased pressure. This can cause a neuroma or metatarsal pain. Typically tightness of the achilles contributes to this pain. I recommend stretching the achilles and wearing proper fitting shoes to see if that helps. If not consider seeing your podiatrist for a full work up. ...Read more

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The bottom of my feet feel like they have been severly burned.?

The bottom of my feet feel like they have been severly burned.?

See a doctor: You should see a doctor, this could be a variety of problems including, neuropathy, neuroma etc. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get these painful feelings at the bottom of my feet?

Neuropathy: Pain of the feet without a history of trauma could either be some form of inflammation from mechanical stress or neuropathic pain. The latter is commonly associated with diabetes although many conditions can cause it. If it persists, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What is spongy substance on bottom of feet that gets worse when wet?

What is spongy substance on bottom of feet that gets worse when wet?

Athletes' feet: You need to be seen for evaluation od spongy substance on bottom of feet. You should see a foot specialist or dermatologist. You will probably need to be placed on antifungal medication or possibly a biopsy will be needed. ...Read more

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What does it mean for the rest of your body if your feet are cracking on the bottom?

What does it mean for the rest of your body if your feet are cracking on the bottom?

Athletes foot: Probably nothing. You may have athletes foot which can cause your problem. The pharmacy can help you with an OTC medication ...Read more

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My husband has a hole in the bottom of his foot it looks like it may have rotted out what do I do?

My husband has a hole in the bottom of his foot it looks like it may have rotted out what do I do?

Urgent situation: This is a very serious matter. He needs to see his primary care physician asap. This could be an ulcer, an infection, or both. If your husband is diabetic, this may be an emergency. This cannot wait for a week or so. This needs to be looked at now. ...Read more

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My one and a half year old son burned the bottom of his foot, what is the best thing to do for him?

My one and a half year old son burned the bottom of his foot, what is the best thing to do for him?

See below: Depending on the size of the burn, will determine the course. If the entire sole is involved, get him see now for evaluation. If only a part, you can likely wait and see you pediatrician in the am. Keep the are clean, don't break any blisters, but if they break, clean and cover with clean bandages and antibiotic ointment or silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) to make the wound less painful. If any black areas - er now. ...Read more