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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)

A condition where there 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's better for the foot? Sneakers, sandals, running shoes?

What's better for the foot? Sneakers, sandals, running shoes?

All can be fine: This is hard to answer. It depends on the quality of the shoe, how well it fits the shape of your foot and, most importantly, how well it feels. As a rule, the thicker the sole, the stiffer the shoe, the better the support, the better the shoe is for you. It does mean that other shoes are bad. Using generalities, my best answer to your question, would be a good running shoe. Dr l. ...Read more

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I've been given shoes and sandals by a relative who has Athlete's foot. Do I need to use antifungal spray (if so for how long?)or wear socks for flats?

I've been given shoes and sandals by a relative who has Athlete's foot. Do I need to use antifungal spray (if so for how long?)or wear socks for flats?

Fungal infections: Fungi are very difficult to eradicate. If she has active fungal infections of her toes, I would be reluctant to wear her footwear. ...Read more

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New sandals wore to tight across boney top of foot. Next morning had sharp pain in bare foot, puffy vein, itching then a bruise. This from shoes? Worry

New sandals wore to tight across boney top of foot. Next morning had sharp pain in bare foot, puffy vein, itching then a bruise. This from shoes? Worry

Why Worry.: It certainly sounds like it is. Not to worry. The shoe has put some stress on the soft tissues of the foot. The tissues have responded accordingly and now need time to repair. Rest the foot as much as possible, try not to put too much shoe pressure on the sore spot. Applying some ice to the area may help as well as taking some NSAIDS. If things don't improve in a couple of days, see a doctor. ...Read more

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My pinky toe on right foot hurts in shoes. Feels fine barefoot or in sandals. No bumps or red. On inside by nail but not ingrown. Shoes not tight.

My pinky toe on right foot hurts in shoes. Feels fine barefoot or in sandals. No bumps or red. On inside by nail but not ingrown. Shoes not tight.

Phalangeal spur.: If you really think about it, all nails are technically ingrown, they are just not symptomatic. There could be an underlying reason for the pain if not caused directly by the shoes. To remove all doubt, an exam including an x-ray may bring into view the real problem. ...Read more

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What is chronic lateral ankle instability?

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?

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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Can having flat feet contribute to ankle instability after two ankle sprains?

Can having flat feet contribute to ankle instability after two ankle sprains?

Possible: Over pronation may increase stresses on the inner ankle following medial ankle sprains. ...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?

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

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What are the symptoms of ankle instability?

What are the symptoms of ankle instability?

Loosen-up, baby!: The ankle is kind of. Floppy.'Like if you relaxed it and bent it in and out it would go pretty far each way, but shouldn't hurt. Speaking of hurt, you may be prone to sprains if you aren't careful. Actually, multiple sprains can lead to the instability, so it can be a viscious cycle. Can you bend your thumb back real far? If so, you're a set-up for sprains. Wear proper footwear and avoid high heels ...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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What are common injuries that can occur when having ankle instability?

Ankle sprains: Ankle instability means that your ligaments from previous ankle injuries do not heal and you become more prone to ankle injuries. You may need repair of the ligaments to avoid this. Bracing the ankle as well helps a lot. ...Read more

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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