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Small Feet (Overview)

Brachydactyly is shortening of fingers/toes and gives the feet a small appearance. There are a number of potential causes of small feet. When I lived in China there were still older women who had bound feet- It was considered more attractive to have very small feet.


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What causes small bumps on my feet?

What causes small bumps on my feet?

Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

Small Feet (Overview)

Brachydactyly is shortening of fingers/toes and gives the feet a small appearance. There are a number of potential causes of small feet. When I lived in China there were still older women who had bound feet- It was considered more attractive to have very small feet.


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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Keep moving your body; avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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How can a man with small feet get rid of this complex?

How can a man with small feet get rid of this complex?

What complex?: If you are just concerned about shoe size, people come in all different sizes & there is nothing you can do to change the size of your feet. If you mean that you are concerned that small feet are related to other body parts being small, there is no correlation, so don't worry. If you mean that you feel like you have a "complex" worrying about your feet, talking to your dr or a therapist can help. ...Read more

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Anyone have small feet as an adult?

Anyone have small feet as an adult?

Small feet: As already stated, feet come in all sizes. You didn't mention the actual size, so perhaps your definition of small is different than someone else's. Either way, our feet are what they are. ...Read more

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Is it ok for guys to have small feet?

Is it ok for guys to have small feet?

Of course: No relation between foot size and size of anything else. Maybe less likely to step on dancing partner's toes? :-). ...Read more

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What are the benefits of having small feet?

What are the benefits of having small feet?

It's easier to find: A larger variety of shoes in different colors and styles. Aside from that, there aren't really "benefits" to having small feet. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Small feet?

What is the definition or description of: Small feet?

Brachydactyly: Brachydactyly is shortening of fingers/toes and gives the feet a small appearance. There are a number of potential causes of small feet. When I lived in China there were still older women who had bound feet- It was considered more attractive to have very small feet. ...Read more

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I'm an adult who is normal size but have small feet. Will that affect me as I age?

I'm an adult who is normal size but have small feet. Will that affect me as I age?

No, it is good: You'll find more shoes on sale. Your feet are the right size for you. ...Read more

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How can a man with small feet get rid of this complex?

What complex?: If you are just concerned about shoe size, people come in all different sizes & there is nothing you can do to change the size of your feet. If you mean that you are concerned that small feet are related to other body parts being small, there is no correlation, so don't worry. If you mean that you feel like you have a "complex" worrying about your feet, talking to your dr or a therapist can help. ...Read more

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Hello, I am 20years old and I have a very small feet. Is it possible to my grow feet? And by the way I have high arches

Hello, I am 20years old and I have a very small feet. Is it possible to my grow feet? And by the way I have high arches

Check family trait.: In all likelihood, because of your age, the chances of seeing a surge of growth in your feet is unlikely. However to be absolutely sure, a thorough examination, including x-rays, would be necessary. High arches or pes cavus, may be part of the picture in evaluating your concerns. ...Read more

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I hit my small feet finger and really hurts...Its swollen and purple. What can I do?

I hit my small feet finger and really hurts...Its swollen and purple. What can I do?

Soak. Splint: You can splint toe to adjacent toe to immobilize it and allow it to heal. So king in warm water will help. The trauma will dissipate slowly, but you may speed up process with oral enzymes such as bromelain. ...Read more

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I have small hands, small feet, my middle bone of my ringfinger is so short that the knuckle is 1 CM more backwards what can it be?

I have small hands, small feet, my middle bone of my ringfinger is so short that the knuckle is 1 CM more backwards what can it be?

Small bones: Your condition might be a hereditary condition. Ask your parents if somebody in your family have the same condition. I would also want to know if other parts of your body have the same size problem. You might want to take Xrays.
Considerations would be dwarfism or Growth Hormone deficiency of a condition known as osteogenesis imperfecta ...Read more

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When can I start running again after getting a small foot tattoo?

When can I start running again after getting a small foot tattoo?

Next day: Different operators will give you different advice, but you were probably told to remove the covering after 8 hours or less. Take the evening off from running, keep the area clean and perhaps covered with the ointment or lubricant that was recommended, and get back to the activities you enjoy on the next day. ...Read more

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Diabetic with a small foot blister, what to do?

Diabetic with a small foot blister, what to do?

See someone: There is no small blister when you have diabetes.get it checked out....now ...Read more

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My dad broke his small foot finger the doctor gave him the barouk shoe and he should rest but he can't does it affect his finger?

My dad broke his small foot finger the doctor gave him the barouk shoe and he should rest but he can't does it affect his finger?

Fracture shoe: Talking about a 5th toe on the foot. The "baby" toe. If it is well aligned, treatment involves taping it to the 4th toe and wearing a surgical shoe, sometimes called a recovery shoe or a fracture shoe. Rest as much as possible, but some walking in the shoe is ok. ...Read more

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Grandmas feet were bound, how to help if feet small for someone her height?

Grandmas feet were bound, how to help if feet small for someone her height?

Small or deformed?: If her feet are just proportionally small, that shouldn't cause her pain or trouble, and there's nothing really to be done. But if she had full foot binding with broken or deformed bones, and her feet are now mis-shapen or painful, she should see a podiatrist or orthopedic foot surgeon who has experience with bound feet to see what options might be specifically for her feet. ...Read more

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Sat outside at theater, in chairs on gravel, over next 2 day I have over 50 bites on feet, ankles, calves but mostly feet. Small hard bites, severe itch?

Sat outside at theater, in chairs on gravel, over next 2 day I have over 50 bites on feet, ankles, calves but mostly feet. Small hard bites, severe itch?

Chigger treatment.: This sounds so familiar. This used to happen to us when we lived in Virginia. Most likely you have been attacked by "chiggers". The easy way to treat them and get fast relief is with nail polish. The clear stuff is less obvious. Simply apply a small dab to each bite and smile. ...Read more

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Small blisters on feet very painful?

Small blisters on feet very painful?

Blisters: Are due to friction so don't wear shoes that caused them. When it breaks and fluid comes out leave the cover of skin over it. If pus comes out see you doctor as infection may be present. ...Read more

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How to know if I have got small hands and feet?

How to know if I have got small hands and feet?

Why: Why do you care? They are the right size for you. As long as they function properly do not worry. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what can cause frequent twitches in my eye and feet. Small twitches?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what can cause frequent twitches in my eye and feet. Small twitches?

Twitches: Myokymia is common term used for facial twitching.If it is present in your limbs, you should see neurologist to r/o amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Many times, it can be benign. Calcium deficiency should be ruled out. Tetany should be considered. Vit d. Deficiency should be considered. ...Read more

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What syndromes or conditions have low birth weight, short stature, or small hands and feet?

What syndromes or conditions have low birth weight, short stature, or small hands and feet?

Syndromes: The first that comes to my mind is turner's syndrome. Affecting females with a single x chromosome. ...Read more