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Lower rite bak pain next to spine, presure on rite side frm waist to groin, numbish rite leg, rite neck pain&headache on rite, rite eye presure.Cause?

Lower rite bak pain next to spine, presure on rite side frm waist to groin, numbish rite leg, rite neck pain&headache on rite, rite eye presure.Cause?

Neck and Back Pain: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back and neck areas. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate at what levels and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Orthosis (Definition)

An orthopedic appliance or apparatus used to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities or to improve function of movable ...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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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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Podiatrist only. 4 overpronation/bunion best shoes/boots w laces have boots laces start 2 in. Higher on foot near ankle enough support?

Podiatrist only. 4 overpronation/bunion best shoes/boots w laces  have boots laces start 2 in. Higher on foot near ankle enough support?

Add support: Either an over the counter support like power steps or super feet would be helpful but if your feet are severely probated a prescription orthotic may be necessary. High running shoes a high lacing boot would also be helpful. ...Read more

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Any ideas on where i can buy a metal and leather AFO (ankle foot orthosis brace) ?

Any ideas on where i can buy a metal and leather AFO (ankle foot orthosis brace) ?

DME supplier: There are many DME (durable medical equipment) suppliers in CA. However, I recommend you see a qualified specialist (podiatrist or orthopedist) for evaluation and prescription for the correct brace. They can give you guidance on the best place to have it made and in many cases they can have the brace made for you. ...Read more

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I'm a homemaker. I wore only socks @ home. mo's ago developd bunions and small cyst? on 2 toes.What brand of corrective shoe & devices to buy?No ins.

I'm a homemaker. I wore only socks @ home. mo's ago developd bunions and small cyst? on 2 toes.What brand of corrective shoe & devices to buy?No ins.

Bunions and bumps on: toes will require proper shoes that have enough room in the toe box area. The brand of shoes is your personal preference and doesn't really matter. What you need is shoes that accommodates your deformities. You can also place small cushions on the toes and or around the bunion area that are non medicated for protection, whether they be foam or felt skin or gel type. ...Read more

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My 13 yr old is havin tongue numbness on rite side, rite eye hurts, lid NT fully closin when blinkn & cnt smile rite. Says rite side looks droopy.Help?

My 13 yr old is havin tongue numbness on rite side, rite eye hurts, lid NT fully closin when blinkn & cnt smile rite. Says rite side looks droopy.Help?

See pediatrician: You should take your child to the pediatrician. It is hard to say exactly what is going on, possible nerve inflammation or infection. Bell's palsy can be caused by a viral infection in children and usually goes way quickly. See the doctor about this. ...Read more

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Where can I find antimicrobial custom orthotics for shoes?

Where can I find antimicrobial custom orthotics for shoes?

I don't know: Of any materials used for orthotics which are antimicrobial. However, most orthotics can be cleaned using most spray cleaners and/or a cloth soaked in warm soapy water. Hot water can cause some change in the orthotic so it isn't advisable to use that. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in rite lung while breathing deep+pain in rite shoulder+feeling of sand bag at rite lung+heaviness of rite arm n leg+fever+dry cough often?

Sharp pain in rite lung while breathing deep+pain in rite shoulder+feeling of sand bag at rite lung+heaviness of rite arm n leg+fever+dry cough often?

Need chest xray: The pain with deep breathing suggests pleuritic pain (due to inflammation or fluid between the lung and chest wall). The fever and dry cough suggest infection. The pain in shoulder could be due to pain from fluid/inflammation involving the diaphragm known as "referred pain." a chest xray and/or ct scan of chest would be helpful to determine if there is fluid outside or inside the lung. ...Read more

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Orthotic 4 overpronation used 2 wear aa shoe med now.Heel, back of heel ankle still slim use heeliner in all shoes even if think m shoe fits heelfine?

Orthotic 4 overpronation used 2 wear aa shoe med now.Heel, back of heel ankle still slim use heeliner in all shoes even if think m shoe fits heelfine?

Overkill: No, although the orthotic can address overpronation, no need for an extra heeliner. This will make the shoe too tight and uncomfortable. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm looking for a nyc orthopedics that deals with special surgery/injuries since i crushed my tibia femur on my left leg. I'm a nypd officer in pain?

I'm looking for a nyc orthopedics that deals with special surgery/injuries since i crushed my tibia femur on my left leg. I'm a nypd officer in pain?

Pain: There are several routes you can take on your own. Call a local hospital and ask for a referral , call the local medical society and see if there is a referral service. If that fails , call an orthopedist and ask if they do that or can make a referral. ...Read more

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Orthotic 4 overpron+bun use 2 wear aa shoe age+bunin med now.Heel back of heel ankle still slim use gel heeliner in all shoes even if think shoe fits?

Orthotic 4 overpron+bun use 2 wear aa shoe age+bunin med now.Heel back of heel ankle still slim use gel heeliner in all shoes even if think shoe fits?

Overkill: No, although the orthotic can address overpronation, no need for an extra heeliner. This will make the shoe too tight and uncomfortable and may actually exacerbate the bunion pain. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I playing ball i broked footdoctor's diagnosis talus avülsiyonfracture.Doctor did short leg splints.Was 17 days.Today he said can walk.Is this normal?

Avulsion fracture: Without seeing the xrays this is hard to answer, but it usually takes longer than 17 days to heal form an avulsion fracture. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Transverse, comminuted distal tibial fracture 4m ago. Surgery was carried out wid plates. Can walk wid brace, uneven gait. Will i b abl 2 walk properly?

Transverse, comminuted distal tibial fracture 4m ago. Surgery was carried out wid plates. Can walk wid brace, uneven gait. Will i b abl 2 walk properly?

Maybe: It depends on the nature of the distal tibia fracture and if it involved the articular surface or not. Fractures that involve the joint surface can be life-changing injuries. If the articular surface was uninjured, you should regain normal walking cadence, but it could take several months as distal tibia fractures are slow to heal. It's hard to say without seeing the x-rays. ...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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I have flat foot I use customize orthotics made by a podiatrist, why when I inline skate my lower back kill me?

I have flat foot I use customize orthotics made by a podiatrist, why when I inline skate my lower back kill me?

Not the orthotics: It is probably not caused by the orthotics. Since most inline skates come above the ankle and lock the foot & ankle in position the orthotic does not serve much function. It is probably the position you put your back in when you skate that is causing the stress & pain. ...Read more

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Wire sliver 1/2" long sole of foot finally got out today ok?

Wire sliver 1/2" long sole of foot finally got out today ok?

Pesky slivers: Wire slivers, more than wood, have a way of working their way out. That is good for you. Now watch for signs of redness or swelling. If concerned , see a professional. ...Read more

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Could cvs or rite aid have finger/hand splint?

Could cvs or rite aid have finger/hand splint?

Yes: Most large chain pharmacies have a good splint selection and the manufacturers supply reliable information on the packaging. ...Read more