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Doctor insights on: What Is Sandal Gap Associated With

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Is there any treatment for sandal gap?

Is there any treatment for sandal gap?

Yes: Surgical correction of hallux varus can be performed out patient. ...Read more

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Hi, I was wondering if there is a solution to the sandal gap toe deformity?

Hi, I was wondering if there is a solution to the sandal gap toe deformity?

Surgery, if any: The so-called "sandal gap toe" is the term used for medial displacement (pointing out) of the big toe, resulting in a greater than normal space between the first and second toes. It has been associated with congenital chromosomal abnormalities, specifically Down syndrome. It does not seem to affect function much, if at all. The only treatment would be surgical; most would not pursue. Good wishes ...Read more

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Does club foot with sandal gap deformity mean a chromosomal disorder?

Does club foot with sandal gap deformity mean a chromosomal disorder?

Hereditary: Club foot is a deformity than can be seen in certain populations more than others, and if a parent has clubfoot there is a chance that a child may have it. The sandal gap refers to the appearance of the big toe being further away from the other toes when an ultrasound is performed on the fetus in the womb. ...Read more

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How frequently does talipes (club foot) with sandal gap in a foetus mean a chromosomal disorder?

0.08%: "Congenital clubfoot is present at birth (the definition of "congenital") and affects the foot and/or ankle. There is no known cause for clubfoot, and it is twice as common in male children as it is in female children. The frequency of congenital clubfoot is approximately 1 per 1, 240 live births". from the Cleveland Clinic, ...Read more

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How often does talipes (club foot) with sandal gap in a fetus indicate some kind of chromosomal disorder?

How often does talipes (club foot) with sandal gap in a fetus indicate some kind of chromosomal disorder?

Up to 33%: Fetal talipes equinovarus with or without sandal gap may be associated with a chromosomal abnormality as often as 33% of times, and when associated, other abnormalities are found. The most common association is with trisomy 18 (having an extra chromosome #18). In one study only 22% had isolated talipes. ...Read more

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Is it okay to exercise in sandals instead of sneakers?

Is it okay to exercise in sandals instead of sneakers?

Yes: The important thing is that you're exercising. Sneakers may help some folks' feet withstand impact better; if you find this not to be necessary, wear whatever seems right. One can't think that the roman legions were much the worse for sandals rather than gym shoes. ...Read more

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What sandals are the best if I have a neuroma?

What sandals are the best if I have a neuroma?

Sandals: Try and get a sandal that has a " cookie " or metatarsal pad that will splay the metatarsals wider and take pressure off the neuroma.
A cookie looks like a " bump " on the surface. ...Read more

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When weighing yourself as an adult how many lbs do you take off for sandals.

When weighing yourself as an adult how many lbs do you take off for sandals.

Weigh without sandal: Just take your sandals off before you step on the scales to get a more accurate weight. ...Read more

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How much of health hazard to daily shower at a gym that is rarely cleaned? Even if you were wearing sandals? In terms of diseases you can pick up?

How much of health hazard to daily shower at a gym that is rarely cleaned? Even if you were wearing sandals? In terms of diseases you can pick up?

Rare hazards: We worry about fungal infections of the foot when showering barefoot at public showers and walking barefoot through a locker room. Staph. Infections would be a concern if sharing towels, razors, other equipment. Your risk should be very low if wearing shower shoes and only using your own equipment/toiletries. ...Read more

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I want to wear sandals but I have fallen arches any suggestions?

I want to wear sandals but I have fallen arches any suggestions?

Yes: There are a variety of sandal manufacturers that produce sandals with arch support. Most of the good running stores will carry some. Some examples are: keen, birkenstock, fit flops, naots, think, mephisto, finn comfort and chaco. There are many others that can provide you some extra support. See what works best for you. Dr l. ...Read more

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Do people ever get plantar warts from someones sandal?

Do people ever get plantar warts from someones sandal?

Possible: The wart virus is common to the skin area. When you get a break in the skin the virus can penetrated into the epidermal layers and develop into a painful verruca-wart. ...Read more

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Is it better to wear shoes or sandals if I have diabetes?

Is it better to wear shoes or sandals if I have diabetes?

Shoes: For people with diabetes, their feet need all the protection they can get! Shoes that fully cover the tops of the feet help protect against injuries from bumping into things or dropping things on them. Since people with diabetes have trouble healing from these minor injuries and are more likely to get infections, wearing shoes and preventing injury may help prevent amputations. ...Read more

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Which sandals do you recommend for people with plantar fasciitis?

Which sandals do you recommend for people with plantar fasciitis?

No flats for sure: More and more brands make their sandals with "built-in" arches
naot is one of the higher end brands that makes them with removable arch supports. ...Read more

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Where to get comfort shoe/sandals for old women (age 45-50) with diabetes.?

Where to get comfort shoe/sandals for old women (age 45-50) with diabetes.?

A foot doctor: Is a good place to go. Certain insurance companies will actually cover this.
Sandals are often not recommended in diabetics as a side note. ...Read more

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I started to wear orthotics for sneakers. I want to wear sandals too, where should I buy shoes?

I started to wear orthotics for sneakers. I want to wear sandals too, where should I buy shoes?

NAOT: More and more brands make their sandals with "built-in" arches
naot is one of the higher end brands that makes them with removable arch supports. ...Read more

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How can I have beautiful feet, I've never been able to wear cute sandal because im so embarrassed of my feet. I've tried everything I'm hopeless :' (?

How can I have beautiful feet, I've never been able to wear cute sandal because im so embarrassed of my feet. I've tried everything I'm hopeless :' (?

Embarrassed: Don't be hopeless or embarrassed, no one is going to judge you by your foot appearance. A foot that doesn't hurt, is a good foot. ...Read more

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How to prevent blisters on my feet from my sandals?

How to prevent blisters on my feet from my sandals?

Blister care....: First you have to find the cause of the blister. Bad shoes? Bad athelte's foot (fungal infection? Over activity for short period of time? Blisters can be caused by a ton of friction on one focal area. Try to find the cause first then try to find a doctor that sells this product: http://www. Pedinol. Com/product_detail. Php? Id=61. ...Read more

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I have dark spots on my 2 toes and I'm leaving on Friday on vacation and want to wear sandals. How can I get it off?

I have dark spots on my 2 toes and I'm leaving on Friday on vacation and want to wear sandals. How can I get it off?

Paint Nail Plate?: You may have some bleeding under your nail plate if it is Black. If it is more of a yellow color, It could be fungus. If it is black and the toe is not tender, you will need to be patient an allow it to grow out. If it is yellow, then it is most likely a fungus. If the toe is not tender and you are simply concerned about appearance, then you may want to just paint the nail plate. H ...Read more

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Since I started work, both of my big toes been asleep for a whole month now. Why is this and what to do? I can only wear sandals and converse at work.

Since I started work, both of my big toes been asleep for a whole month now. Why is this and what to do? I can only wear sandals and converse at work.

See neurologist: What you are describing is completely abnormal and should be looked into. That you can only wear loose sneakers or sandals suggest that you may have nerve compression in the foot as a contributing factor to the numbness. ...Read more

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Change to sandals if callus on toe from shoes?

Change to sandals if callus on toe from shoes?

Depends on the cause: Many things can cause calluses. Some reasons that one may develop a callus include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repedetive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Do certain types of shoes cause smelly feet? Like sandals?

Do certain types of shoes cause smelly feet? Like sandals?

Yes: Certain materials may not absorb sweat and may give off a bad odor. Also if the shoe doesn't "breathe". ...Read more

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Is it okay to use face mask made of turmeric, clay and sandal everyday. For oily skin?

Is it okay to use face mask made of turmeric, clay and sandal everyday. For oily skin?

Too frequent: Your skin is delicate, and the oils it produces are important to it maintaining its health.
Daily masks would be overly drying and irritating to your skin. ...Read more

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Is there any way I can wear sandals in public without my feet turning blue if I have raynaud's?

Is there any way I can wear sandals in public without my feet turning blue if I have raynaud's?

Maybe on warm days: Cold temperatures are a main cause of raynaud's phenomenon, so wearing sandals may trigger vasospasm if the feet get cold. If a person has only mild symptoms, he should be ok wearing sandals on warm days. Maybe raynaud's medications can help. Keeping the rest of the body warm can help, especially keeping the legs warm all the way down to the ankles. A primary care or rheumatology doctor can help. ...Read more

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Can I get a foot fungus just by trying new sandals on that someone else who has fungus tried on?

Can I get a foot fungus just by trying new sandals on that someone else who has fungus tried on?

Foot fungus: It is possible to get athlete's foot fungus from another person by wearing their shoes. The chances are less if you only tried them on. If you are concerned, there are some excellent treatments I suggest as well as daily preventative methods to take! ...Read more

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How can I pick summer shoes or sandals with good support to avoid feet from spreading and swelling?

How can I pick summer shoes or sandals with good support to avoid feet from spreading and swelling?

Shoes: Really? Shoes don't stop spreading or swelling. See your podiatrist for the swelling and the spreading. He/she can instruct you in how to choose a proper shoe. ...Read more

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What is the best support sandal for plantar fascitis? (i already am getting custom orthodics for my regular shoes.)

Custom sandals: Talk to your doctor that is making your orthotics about ordering a custom sandal that your orthotics will fit into. ...Read more