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What Is The Best Treatment For Dragging Of The Feet
Varied.: It depends on the size, location and whether there is fluid in the blister. If there is fluid, sterilize a pin and puncture the roof of the blister. Drain the fluid and apply antibiotic cream and a dressing. Watch for infection- redness, pain, swelling, pus. See a doc if there are problems or if you are not sure what to do. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Swelling: It really depends on the cause. If its both feet and legs it may be due to congestive heart failure, low protein in the blood or chronic venous changes. You need a full evaluation by a doctor. The treatment depends on the cause. Sometimes elevation helps, other times medications are needed. Usually cutting back on salt intake is helpful also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: On which bone and your overall state of health. Some stress fractures can be treated using a soft cast or cam walker, while others need a hard cast. The "best" treatment needs to be custom-made for you and your particular circumstances. Discuss this with your podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: On why you got it. In some cases if you relieve the pressure on a compressed nerve that caused it then you can regain all motion, it could be secondary to a stroke, or other injury so obviously you would try and reverse the effect if possible but it is not always possible. Aggressive physical therapy is important as you might try and retrain as much as you can, other options include a brace. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Combo treatment. : If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the morning, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What is the best treatment for a broken left foot m#5, it is 1mth old break, I am in an airboot cast, with no relief & am still in pain? Please help!
I have gout in my feet, have taken coltrazine for it, is this the best treatment or is there a generic one that doesn't cost a lot that would work as w?
Gout : There is no longer a generic Colcrys (colchicine). This is one of several treatments for an acute flair-up of gout. You can discuss cheaper options with your doctor including indomethacin, other anti inflammatory medications, steroids. You should also talk to your doctor about long term treatment to prevent flairs and joint damage. This is normally started after the acute flair resolves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
depends on cause: First find out what the cause is and then the best treatment can be determined. ...Read more
Oral abitfungals: The skin needs tp be cultured to determine if there is mixed infection with bacteria and fungus. This requires local treatment with compresses to remove dead skon as well as oral antifungals and possible oral antibiotics. It amy even require intravenous medications to clear infection amd minimize permanent damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on fracture: Most foot fractures are treated without surgery. Many heal well in a walking boot. Others have optimal healing in a cast. Others that are low risk only need rest and good supportive footwear. Metatarsal and toe fractures are the most common. Occasionally, severe fractures that are significantly displaced require surgery. The typical amount of healing time is 6 weeks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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