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The Best Walking Shoes To Prevent Stress Fractures Of The Foot
What type of shoes to wear for an calcaneus fracture? Why when I walk my left foot leans to the side? Is it stiff? Its stopping me from walking normal
Not enough info: First off, you need to get a full evaluation from your physician regarding the fracture. Are you healed yet? Are you able to wear shoes? What was broken and how bad was it? Really need much more information in order to give you a reasonable answer. You should be asking your treating physician these questions. ...Read more
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Can a walking shoe/boot help metatarsalgia? (No stress fracture - MRI confirmed.) Tried everything else - PT, RICE, meds - still no relief. Ouch.
Find the cause.: The treatments you have tried are merely examples of treating the symptoms of metatarsalgia and not the cause. The cause is due to damaging pressures being applied to the metatarsal heads over time. Typically, being over weight, improper shoes, high arched feet and over use are the partly responsible. A great walking shoe and eliminating or reducing stressful activities would be a good start. ...Read more
I have a bunionette as a result of wearing a moon boot for a foot fracture and subsequently changing walking gait. It is painful to walk and shoes mak?
By design...: The purpose of the moon boot is to change your gait in a way the dissipates the force of the ground over a larger surface area. This is what allows the fracture to heal. The boot may or may not irritate already existing problems such as bunions or bunionettes. There is a transition back into regular shoes. This may involve athletic shoe first. Ask your doctor for advice on shoes or therapy. ...Read more
Met. Stress fracture- 34 wks not healed, ORIF 14 wks ago. Dr, physio say callus, still healing- no running but walk in shoes. Sore, swells- advice? .
Right side of foot hurts from ill fitting shoes. Hurts to walk, no bruise or swelling. Doctor said x rays look fine no fracture. Should I get an mri?
To find what......: The most important item not included in your query is the time frame. How along ago did the ill fitting shoes start the condition. What have you done since. I would think the wearing a great pair of shoe should turn the problem around. I f you suspect a stress fracture, then stay off your foot a while and see if the pain reduces. I would hold off on the MRI and give the tincture of time a chance. ...Read more
Podiatrist diagnosed 5th metatarsal stress fracture near toe even though it's not on x ray. Pain & swelling when walking and swimming. Could it be tendonitis instead? Can foot heal without an orthopedic shoe, which feels worse than sneaker?
Wear good supportive: Footwear and make sure your vitamin d levels are in the normal range. ...Read more
Can a foot metarsal stress fracture hurt more first thing after waking up and feel fine after walking around for a while?
Foot fx: This depends on the location of the fracture. As long as it is not a fifth metatarsal jones fracture most likely you can bear weight in a protective boot or shoe. Talk with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more
So I walk a lot my foot been hurting a lot when walking I've had a stress fracture in my foot from overuse what could b causing this pain even when i?
Such: An issue may benefit from rest and ice. You should have an x-ray to further evaluate situation, talk to an orthopedist. ...Read more
My foot hurts when I walk hurts when flex my foot up I had a stress fracture in foot about 9 months ago what else could it b?
Have a foot exam...: Your stress fracture 9 months ago may have been more than just the bone injury. There are several soft tissue structures that overlay the top of the foot. There are tendons and ligaments which may have been damaged. Have the foot checked properly. See a podiatrist for a full foot exam. You had a bone scan and ct scan, but an MRI is a better diagnostic test to evaluate the soft tissue. ...Read more
Stress fracture in mid foot its been a year due to overuse I think it came back bad spams can't flex my foot up hurts to walk pain comes & goes drag?
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Hi, I had my cast off 3 weeks ago after a stress fracture, I now have pain and swelling at side off foot, could it be soft tissue damage?? It's very painful to walk on.
I have foot pain on the lateral side of my foot around the fourth and fifth metatarsals when I'm pushing off. Walking barefoot or on flip flops relieves it while wearing sneakers aggravates it. Could it be some kind of neuroma or stress fracture?
Possibly: Neuromas, stress fracture, and capsuliitis are the more common complaints in that area of the foot. A podiatrist would easily be able to determine which of these or another condition you had. It is possible that you have less pain unsupported because that is the position your foot has collaped into and the better supported position is uncomfortable because of the injury. Foot pain is not normal. ...Read more
I have pain when I walk on the bottom of my foot at the head of my 4th an 5th metatarsal. I had an xray and didn't see a stress fracture. What is it?
Pain in right foot worse when standing or walking randomly go numb. Possible stress fracture? Pain dul throbbing cant bare much weight no trauma occur
Diagnosed with stress fracture in foot. I have an air boot but my leg is starting to hurt when I walk. What do you suggest?
Ask your Ortho doc: Speak with your orthopedist. That is the doctor who can best answer your question. ...Read more
Foot stress fracture 7 months ago had bone scan but my foot still hurts when I walk doc says its tendonitis don't know?
My 5 year old jumped off trampoline and hurt foot. Xray fine but now is throwing up and cant walk on it. Possible stress fracture xray didn't show?
Foot sprain: Inability to bear weight is expected in this kind of isolated trauma. Stress fractures occur in the context of extended athletics and are unusual in this age of child with this kind of mechanism. If the fall was not witnessed by an adult, then you can't be sure the child didn't hit his head, in which case vomiting is a concern. Call your pediatrician now to sort out next steps. ...Read more
It could be the shoe gear. You are probably doing impact sports at your gym. Jumping, running or anything that causes you to land hard on your feet can cause pain in the feet and ankles.
Stiffness is probably from not stretching enough which is usually the case with most people who go to the gym. You should go see a physician for x-rays and a correct diagnosis ...Read more
Hello, I had bone fracture on my right ankle what kind of shoes do I have to wear? How long it takes to walk with any shoes?
Sorry you had the fracture but I am very concerned that no one in your medicine area has told you how to walk.
You MUST see a foot specialist without too much delay! ...Read more
Thick soles are best: The stiffer the sole of the shoe, the less the toe bends. The less it bends, the faster it heals. ...Read more
Stress fracture on toe+ bursitis since 5 months ago. Using surgical walking shoe. Dr sending me to get mri. What is the worst I can expect? Surgery?
Expect: These are problems that are cared for routinely. Speak to your physician about your concerns. He/she will alleviate your concerns. ...Read more
Start with: A visit to your family physician may be the best first step. ...Read more
How can you prevent an ankle fracture from becoming displaced? I am using a walking boot currently as recommended by my doctor.
Use the boot: Wear your cam walker as directed by your physician. Remember that a fracture takes weeks to heal, so don't stop using it before your doctor tells you so. Good luck! ...Read more
Will a navicular stress fracture still heal if I 'walk' in my cam walker without flexing my ankle? It is so hard to deal with two kids on crutches.
Navicular fracture: It will heal because the cam walker has a rocker bottom sole wich helps keep the foot from completing a complete gait cycle. With that said it will heal faster if you immobilize it completely. Any fracture takes anywhere from 4-8 weeks to heal with proper immobility. ...Read more
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more