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Doctor insights on: What Kind Of Shoes Do Flat Feet Require

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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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Dr. Robert Conenello
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Fallen Arches (Definition)

A fallen arch is commonly known as a flatfoot. The foot loses the arch on the inner side of foot. This is also known as pes planus and there can be either a flexible version and a rigid version. A flexible version is flat only when weight is applied on the foot; a rigid version is flat when the foot is off and when the foot is on ...Read more


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What type of shoes I should wear for my arthritic foot, elevated or flat shoes?

What type of shoes I should wear for my arthritic foot, elevated or flat shoes?

Good supportive shoe: The most important type of shoe to wear for an arthritic foot, is one that provides good support. The best type of shoe is a running shoe with a wide toe box and firm heel counter. The shoe has a built in heel eklevation, which reduces stress on the achilles tendon. Most important is that you should be comfortable walking in the shoe. ...Read more

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What kind of shoes would support my high feet arches?

Get feet checked: There are no specific shoes to recommend but keep in mind, shoe manufacturers assume all folks have the same shaped foot and arch. To customize the shoes to support your feet, accommodative padding and/or an orthotic might be warranted. Go to the podiatrist and learn watch options you have. ...Read more

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What are the best type of shoes for wide flat feet?

What are the best type of shoes for wide flat feet?

New balance: New balance shoes come in almost any width you can imagine and are very stable. ...Read more

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Is there any type of cure or surgery to help with fallen arch flat foot on left foot and. Does it work ? I use orthotics .

Is there any type of cure or surgery to help with fallen arch flat foot  on left foot and. Does it work ? I use orthotics .

Best to Ask & Ask: There is a surgery to correct just about anything that is perceived to be wrong with a foot. Most of the surgeries work pretty well and have a predictably good outcome. Some, well, can have more risk and need to considered thoughtfully. There are several ways to treat a "fallen" arch, your best answer would be to seek several opinions from specialists familiar with the various treatment options. ...Read more

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Balls of my feet hurt. What kind of insert or shoe do you recommend? Has to be a non slip shoe

Balls of my feet hurt. What kind of insert or shoe do you recommend? Has to be a non slip shoe

Metatarsal pad: An arch support with a metatarsal pad should help but i would see a podiatrist if you have burning or numbness in your toes. Ball of the foot pain can be a neuroma, irritation of the joints called metatarsalgia or a stress fracture. ...Read more

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What sort of shoes are right for my feet if neuromas?

Neuroma pain: Some patients have less pain with use of a shoe with a forefoot rocker. ...Read more

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Can having a pronation of the foot or flat feet cause differing foot sizes?

Can having a pronation of the foot or flat feet cause differing foot sizes?

Yes: As your foot becomes flatter your arch drops and the foot becomes longer. If there is a difference in how much arch height is lost between your feet you may start to have different shoe sizes. ...Read more

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Calluses on heels of feet how do you remove them?

Calluses on heels of feet how do you remove them?

Moisturize..: Moisture your heels with lotion daily. Lotions with at least 20% urea will penetrate thicker skin. Also, you can check out heel sleeves that provide help with keeping moisture locked in when used with moisturizers. You could wear them at night. Medical pedicures may benefit you by having a professional remove the calluses for you. Wearing sandals and open-backed shoes also play a role... ...Read more

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The bottom of my feet is black. What can I do ? I don't wear open shoes only socks and sneakers please help

The bottom of my feet is black. What can I do  ? I don't wear open shoes only socks and sneakers please help

Black feet: Only a physicial exam by a physician will accurately determine why your feet are black, see a physician immediately. ...Read more

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What are the pressure areas of toes? And how do you get rid of calluses?

Avoid Tight shoes: Calluses and corns are areas of thick, hardened, dead skin. They form to protect the skin and structures under the skin from pressure, friction, and injury. They may appear grayish or yellowish, be less sensitive to the touch than surrounding skin, and feel bumpy. Calluses on the hands and feet of an active person are normal. Calluses and corns become a problem when they grow large enough to cause. ...Read more

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What to do about foot support, for flat wide feet.?

What to do about foot support, for flat wide feet.?

See below: Supportive foot wear with wide width and orthotics are often helpful. Stretching exercises are also beneficial. ...Read more

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What causes a foot to feel like you are walking on pebbles while wearing your shoes?

See below: You could have loss of the fat pad under the ball of your feet and you are feeling the metatarsal heads. ...Read more

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What type of shoes do you wear to prevent corns from forming?

What type of shoes do you wear to prevent corns from forming?

Corn: However , if the toe is too contracted shoes won't help all that much , if at all. See your podiatrist for an exam and recommendation. ...Read more

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What kind of shoes do you wear to prevent corn formation?

What kind of shoes do you wear to prevent corn formation?

Ones that aren't too: Big and ones that aren't too small. Friction basically will cause rubbing on he toes and this can happen from shoes that are either too big or too small. ...Read more

Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
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Flatfoot (Definition)

Included in the normal anatomy of the foot is what is known as the plantar or longitudinal arch. A normal arch protects excessive weight bearing to occur in certain parts of the foot. In flat foot, this arch is reduced in size. Mild cases may not cause symptoms, severe cases can potentially cause ...Read more


Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Flatfeet (Definition)

A condition in which the arch of the foot is collapsed and comes in contact with the ground. In some individuals, this arch never develops while they are growing. ...Read more