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Doctor insights on: Sandal Shoe Ankle Instability Arthritis

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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How do I choose a sandal or shoe for ankle instability and/or arthritis?

How do I choose a sandal or shoe for ankle instability and/or arthritis?

Couple of things: Sandles are not good because they do not give support to the foot and ankle. You need a sturdy shoe that gives good suport to the arch to help stabilize the foot. A high top above the ankle shoe would really be best. ...Read more

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Is it better for a baby to walk barefoot or with shoes who holds the ankle? What about sandals for summer? Should it holds ankle too?

Is it better for a baby to walk barefoot or with shoes who holds the ankle? What about sandals for summer? Should it holds ankle too?

Shoes: Always better to wear shoes. Above the ankle may be better for stability, but if there are issues like flat feet etc, se ur podiatrist for shoe and sandal recommendations and possibly orthotics. ...Read more

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What is chronic lateral ankle instability?

Ankle instability : Ankle sprains and specifically bad ankle sprains or multiple ankle sprains can create a situation in which the ligaments are left in a state of "stretch" known as laxity. When ligaments are lax they are less effective at holding the joint in place. That can lead to lateral ankle instability. Bracing and therapy can help. Sometimes that is not enough and the ligaments might need repaired. ...Read more

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What do doctors do for ankle instability?

Brace: The simplest, and least expensive is to use a lace-up ankle brace from the pharmacy to give it extra support. ...Read more

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In which sports is ankle instability is common?

Basketball,football: It can happen in any competitive sport but basketball and football are more likely to cause ankle instability. ...Read more

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What are ankle instability, foot numbness and pain signs of?

What are ankle instability, foot numbness and pain signs of?

More info needed: More information would need to be known to give you a definitive diagnosis. These all could be found in ankle instability caused by a sprain. Please go to www.Orthodoc.Aaos.Org/footankle to find out how i can help you further. ...Read more

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Constanly feel like ankle is stretching and giving out. It's very weak. Keep respraining. Hard for sports. Treatment of ankle instability?

Be seen: A fairly high percentage of patients with recurrent ankle sprains have a relative weakness in the everters of the ankle, and strengthening them can sometimes help. Others have chronic instability related to a ligament tear and may never do well unless surgery is done. An exam can tell if your ankle is stable or not . Consider being seen. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more