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Yes: They seem to help some women get relief. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Not necessarily : Although it's important to try and keep your feet from becoming flatter. It is possible that a higher arched shoe could cause strain or pressure on areas that won't like it. Persons who are flat-footed need more biomechanical control more than support. I advise, consulting with your local area podiatrist first. ...Read more
Orthaheel strap slippers good 4 overpronation/flatfeet they say deep heel counter gives support. Like clogs except back of heel tiny bit higher. ?
Orthaheel: Yes. Better than other flip flops. Any support in the arch is better than none at all. Have your foot examined - if you have a very high arched foot the shoe or any shoe may not have enough support. A custom insert or orthotic may be needed to give you better support. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weightlifters who lift very heavy weights in internatnal event put very tight leather belt on lower abdomen bfore lifting.This protects from hernia?
I believe: That the belt is for back support. It would not prevent hernias from forming. ...Read more
Orthaheel strap slippers good 4 overpronation/flatfeet? They say heel counter gives support. Like clogs except back of heel tiny bit higher.
Flat feet sense: The product you are asking about is designed to help with mild pronation with a prefabricated sandal design. If you need treatment for pronation, you should see your podiatrist. This brand does help with mild cases of pronation by supporting the arch with a deeper heel cup. They are not custom orthotics but are useful for walking short distances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No!: Elastic support belts or braces do not keep you safe when doing heavy lifting at work. Only your brain keeps you safe. These belts and braces only serve as a "reminder" to be safe. Relying on them for support and safety is a common mistake that often leads to back issues. Rely on them only as a reminder tool. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Im 2weeks post breast reduction (vertical scar)my support bra doesn't seem to be very supportive should I firmly apply bandage for extra support?
Penile implant 10/30- experiencing xtreme sensitivity in glans- all scrotal support waist bands are too tite & hurt. Sugs? Mostly laying w frozen peas
Hang in there!: At this point, you are past the concern of bleeding so if the support is feeling too tight, you could loosen them. This is normal at this time because nerves are waking up and many have increased sensitivity. If ice helps, great! some people feel heat helps more at this point. Pain pills don't usually help but occasionally neuron tin, an antiseizure medicate can help or antidepressants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Podiatrist only. 4 overpronation/bunion best shoes/boots w laces have boots laces start 2 in. Higher on foot near ankle enough support?
Use back of heel cushions for foot heel to stay snug. Have over-pronation & orthotic. Heel cushion still allows for motion of heel. What is too much ?
Deep Heel Seat: It sounds as if the heel cushion is raising your heel and creating reafoot motion and instability. A deepened heel seat with your orthotic will help to stabilize the heel and prevent that excessive motion. A mofication to your orthtoic by your podiatrist will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Paid $320 for dr ordered custom orthotics and my foot slides forward in the shoe making the arch support like a heel lift. Is this common? Solutions?
Will wearing compression garments help in post hernia repair(on jan 2014), hard ball like seroma in abdomen and strengthen surgery areas?
No help now: There are some repairs in the literature that have shown a benefit in preventing seromas by using a compression garment, but once one forms, it will most likely not help make it go away faster. I less it is causing problems, such as pain, or enlarging significantly, i tell my patients to proceed about their usual activities as it should resolve within 6 months. No need for ct scans or ultrasounds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not always: Recommend making an investment in your breasts through consultation with a lingerie store that offers custom bra fittings. An example with would be a store like deb winthrops. Most women don't know the optimum size of bra they should be wearing, nor how to select bra for the required use. ...Read more
I feel like commiting suicide in future.Delayed puberty with small rib-cage, wide waist bone, large wide hips pelvic bone.How to expand ribs and testis?
Suicide?: You sound very upset with your body, and i hope you won't kill yourself over it. You are only 18, with a lot of living to do in the world. You need to work with your physician to deal with both your physical state and your feelings about this. Some males your age may still be growing. If suicidal feelings become intense, you need to go to an emergency room for help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
15 wks post high grade injuries to ankle ligaments,one on top of ankle starting to feel like tight rubber band when dorsiflex,exercisemore tiring.Why?
Possibility : Difficult to give you proper answer not seeing the ankle. It possible scar formation. Please use the lubrication with exercise and check with doctor. ...Read more
Have over pronation, i remove footbeds & use orthotics. Many women's shoes slip up & down at heel. Recommend type of shoes to wear.
Shoes: Very common complaint among women. Unfortunately the best shoes for orthotics have a strong heel counter and some closure, either lace, velcro or strap ( note this is advice only. You must contact your primary care physician or podiatrist for an examination). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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