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What Is Foot Health
Interesting: For children with normal feet, there isn't much evidence that there is anything better than running barefoot (assuming that it's warm enough and there aren't any sharp objects.) normal children don't need special arch supports. Hard soled shoes don't make it easier to walk and probably make it harder. The best advice is to avoid buying shoes that are too small. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Foot Health is knowing your feet, checking them daily for any signs or changes that are unexpected. Noticing any changes in colour, hair, feeling, or lesions on your feet. Also making sure you are wearing the proper shoe gear, socks, for whatever type of activity you are attempting to preform ...Read more
Foot Health: Foot Health is knowing your feet, checking them daily for any signs or changes that are unexpected. Noticing any changes in colour, hair, feeling, or lesions on your feet. Also making sure you are wearing the proper shoe gear, socks, for whatever type of activity you are attempting to preform (work, workouts, climbing etc.) ...Read more
Foot Practitioners: There are two primary types of providers that are specially trained in the treatment of foot and ankle disorders and conditions, podiatrists (aka podiatric physicians and surgeons) and foot and ankle orthopedists. Whomever you choose to see, seek the advice of friends and family and even consider a call to your pcp to see if they have a recommendation of a specific provider. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: Most good supportive shoes have some arch support built-in. If you are wearing flat shoes, or have some pain/fatigue/aching in your arches or legs arch supports can be a good idea. Start with an over-the-counter arch support first, and if you still have issues see a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Every 2-3 months : Because no two feet are the same, and the spectrum of Diabetic issues can vary widely between patients, it is typically recommend that diabetics have their feet evaluated every 2-3 months to ensure that any issues can be addressed head on, and preventative measures taken. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Similar problem with neuromas on both feet. Anyone here with knowledge about foot health or shoes with ideas?
You have options: Typical conservative treatment includes a metatarsal pad in the shoe to help spread the metatarsals and reduce pressure on the neuroma. Avoid shoes with heels that pitch the body weight forward onto the ball of the foot. Finally, some people have found relief with barefoot or minimalist shoes, but this is based on anecdotal evidence and is not accepted in mainstream medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baking soda: A little bicarb powder often stops this. You can also use antiperspirant such as certain-dri wipes. It always helps to change sox more often and to ventillate feet in the air when possible. Some people sweat more than others. Sometimes the shoes do not "breathe" well. Sometimes a person has fever or thyroid disorder. If you sweat too much in fl, go barefoot or move to alaska. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a podiatrist.: If it is causing you any problems, have it evaluated by a podiatrist as you may benefit with orthoces. ...Read more
Only if they hurt: If there is pain associated with your feet, you should have them examined. Otherwise, don't fret. However, it's not a bad idea to get your feet checked even if you don't have any pain symptoms. The podiatrist will examine and can take xrays to look if there are any structural concerns that need to be addressed to prevent problems in the future. ...Read more
Glass in foot: Glass is a bioinert material, which means that it doesn't provoke an inflammatory, foreign body response. A piece of glass has the potential to remain for years and years with no detrimental effects. Many other materials are similar and are intentionally put into the body to correct problems. Think of lens implants, artificial hips and artificial heart valves, to name a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have itching at the bottom of my feet. No other symptoms. What's the possibility of it being caused by a major health issue?
Likely not serious: Most common cause athletes foot, or tinea pedis. If there is associated odor or small "pits" in the skin it could be pitted keratolysis. Overall, I highly doubt any serious health issue. If it persists after simple over the counter treatments, then I would consult a posiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more
Husband 52. Good to great health has dull reddish spots around ankles going up the tib fid a little ways. Also on feet but not heavily?
STASIS DERMATITIS: The reddish stippling that developes on middle-aged individuals lower legs and ankles is caused by the pigment left behind when red blood cells break. This happens more frequently when your ankles swell. Crossing your ankles is another common cause. After many years the red turns to a copper color, and the skin can become brittle. Compression stockings can help prevent or slow the progression. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I feel my husbands PA is not taking his feet pins n needles seriously. I told him what health tap said, he shrugged it off. What do we do?
Second opinion: If you are unsure or unhappy with the medical advice you are receiving, seek a second opinion from another medical practitioner. ...Read more
Dear doctors can you tell me how can I get good health as I am 23 5 feet and 6 inch weight is only 116lbs i look very slim my friends make fun of me ?
Change the friends: If you don't have any health problems, it's might be a genetic predisposition. If your friends make a fun of you based on your appearance, you might reconsider who are your real friends. ...Read more
Yes: It is fun and comfortable too. Watch for broken glass and trash though. http://www.helloonline.com/healthandbeauty/health-and-fitness/201107075682/beach-walking-to-health/. ...Read more
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