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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Could tight shoes damage your feet?

Yes: Tight shoes can cause many foot problems, to name a few 1. Hammertoes 2. Pinched nerve-neuroma 3. Nail damage 4. Blisters. ...Read more

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Is wearing high heeled shoes bad?

Depends: Depends on the height of the heel and how often you wear them and how the shoes are designed. If too high a heel then there is more stress on the ball of the foot. If it is too pointy then you will get corns calluses hammertoes and bunions. ...Read more

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Are wearing skate shoes too often bad for your feet?

Are wearing skate shoes too often bad for your feet?

Skates: That depends on the construction of the skate shoes and how tight or not they are . Some skate shoes will accomodate orthotics , which is very good . Without you in front of me to see your feet and /or x rays that is truly difficult to answer. See your podiatrist for assistance and /or any problems ...Read more

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Can tight shoes make your toes numb?

Yes: If too tight it can compress the nerves and cause numbness. ...Read more

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Podiatrist Question I wear orthotic 4 overpronation/ff Wear RUNNING athletic sneakers just 4 walking. Too much CUSHIONING? Better a regular shoe

Podiatrist Question I wear orthotic 4 overpronation/ff Wear RUNNING athletic sneakers just 4 walking. Too much CUSHIONING? Better a regular shoe

Don't worry: Shop for shoes late in the day Find a shoe where the widest point of the shoe is at the widest part of the foot. Leave one thumb press of space between big toe and the toe box of the shoe. Place a wad of lamb's wool in to the distal toe of shoe Place a 1/2 inch heel lift under the shoe liner. Sorry I don't know the metrics You can try this but if you still need more support, try orthotic ...Read more

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Is wearing high heeled shoes bad for your feet?

Is wearing high heeled shoes bad for your feet?

Yes it is: Wearing a heel height above an 1 1/2" in height changes the function of the foot. Heels higher than that much more so. ...Read more

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Can wearing really tight shoes cause you to have claw toe?

Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Slight penis discomfort. Too tight jeans?

Slight penis discomfort. Too tight jeans?

POSSIBLY: Easy to tell. Loosen jeans and see what happens. If not, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Right big toe numb for weeks. Small bunion. Never wear tight shoes or heels.

Right big toe numb for weeks. Small bunion. Never wear tight shoes or heels.

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is wearing shoes just as healthy as wearing no shoes?

Is wearing shoes just as healthy as wearing no shoes?

Depends: Where and what surface are you on. Shoes are definately essential on hard surfaces such as concrete or hard tile. Wearing no shoes is not necessarily "healthy" on un-natural services. ...Read more

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Poorly Fitting Shoes (Definition)

A person may notice that his shoes are fitting more tightly if his feet become enlarged for any reason. This may due to tissue swelling, water retention, or growth of bones in the hand. ...Read more


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