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What types of shoes should I wear while pregnant?

What types of shoes should I wear while pregnant?

Comfortable ones!: Our feet tend to swell and spread with the extra weight. Don't be surprised if your usual footwear becomes too tight. Heels can give you more backache problems because of the way you have to hold yourself when you have a big belly and breasts. Good supportive athletic shoes are your best bet. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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I was wondering what are the effects of wearing high-heeled shoes frequently?

I was wondering what are the effects of wearing high-heeled shoes frequently?

High heels: As stated the achilles tendon shortening is classic. But also knee pressure. There is also excess forefoot pressure because of the way high heels destroy normal foot mechanics. ...Read more

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What kind of shoes should I wear if I have metatarsalgia?

What kind of shoes should I wear if I have metatarsalgia?

Extra support: at the ball of the foot. Avoid extremely flat or extra flexible shoes. You need extra cushion at the forefoot to elevate the bones and reduce pressure. ...Read more

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What are good shoes to wear if I am on my feet a lot during the day?

Supportive shoe: As a rule, a thicker, stiffer soled shoe with good arch support is usually best. You need to match the shoe to the activity. Wear appropriate shoes and replace on a regular basis. Most people wear a shoe past it usefulness. If you are on your feet all day, then replacing at six months in not a bad habit to start. Dr l. ...Read more

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What kind of shoes should I wear to the gym?

Depends: If you are going to run wear running shoes. If not wear a cross trainer or tennis shoe. ...Read more

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My index toe is tingling & burning after wearing a specific pair of flip-flops. I am not wearing the shoes anymore but what can I do 2 treat the toe?

My index toe is tingling & burning after wearing a specific pair of flip-flops. I am not wearing the shoes anymore but what can I do 2 treat the toe?

Give it time: As long as you do not have an open sore there, it should resolve. This is probably caused by pressure on the joint at base of the toe or by a pinched nerve between the toes. If it does not improve with avoiding those flip flops, see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What shoes are best to wear after a spinal fusion? Can I still wear my Converse?

What shoes are best to wear after a spinal fusion? Can I still wear my Converse?

Spinal Fusion: I suspect your Back Surgeon will have some ideas for you. Doesn't seem to me like Converse would provide enough cushion for support after surgery. ...Read more

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What sport exercises that i can do while i am pregnant and what are the ones that should i aviod?

What sport exercises that i can do while i am pregnant and what are the ones that should i aviod?

Almost any: As a general rule, you can pretty much maintain your level of fitness activity throughout your pregnancy. Avoid exercises that can cause trauma to your abdomen, though. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What kind of outdoor activities should I avoid while pregnant?

What kind of outdoor activities should I avoid while pregnant?

Injury prevention: Avoid anything wigh a high risk of falls or accidents such as biking, jet skiing, four wheel driving, and tackle football. ...Read more

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What kind of joint vitamins should I use for my knees if they hurt from squatting?

What kind of joint vitamins should I use for my knees if they hurt from squatting?

Before you: Focus on supplementation, first consider seeing a physiatrist or orthopedic surgeon to determine a cause of your pain. You may also want to consider having a certified personal trainer review your squatting technique. ...Read more

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What kind of problems can arise if i wore my wet socks for too long?

What kind of problems can arise if i wore my wet socks for too long?

Maceration: You could get maceration of the skin, remember that wetness in a close space is a good medium for fungus overgrow.In order to avoid probles you should take them off, dry your ffet and put powder between the toes. ...Read more

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As to what type of anti-glare glasses I should get if I do a lot of outdoor sports?

As to what type of anti-glare glasses I should get if I do a lot of outdoor sports?

Block UV A & B: They should block ultraviolet light, both uv-a and uv-b. This is very important, because your pupils will dilate outdoors in sunlight more so wearing antiglare glasses. Some also block polarized light which is good, but bthe uv protection is more important. ...Read more

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What kind of shoes can my 9-month-old wear?

What kind of shoes can my 9-month-old wear?

My cool cool shoes: 9 month old will be cruising soon... But they do not require anything but comfortable flexible shoes (especially to match their outfit)! now, parents will place them in shoes for cold weather... Again - focus on comfort and highly flexible shoes and the correct fit. ...Read more

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What kind of shoes should my toddler wear?

What kind of shoes should my toddler wear?

Varies with need: Toddlers will do well with rubber skid socks in the house if they wear anything. Outside they need protection from a variety of terrains so the choice may vary. The shoe should meet several basic criteria: Fit: roomy enough but not loose; Flex: flexible enough not to pinch or bind a growing foot; Breathable: avoid solid plastics - feet sweat; Sturdy enough for the terrain; not too heavy. ...Read more

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What kind of shoes can my 12-month-old wear?

Several points: Babies feet develop well when barefoot. If they are going into an area where their feet need protection, you follow basic needs:1.Sturdy enough for the terrain, 2. Flexible to cradle & move with the feet 3.A proper fit to avoid calluses or confining the foot 4. A material that will breathe enough for the skin to remain healthy. ...Read more

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What kind of arch support should I use for running if I have flat feet?

What kind of arch support should I use for running if I have flat feet?

One that feels good: Having a good motion control shoe is a good start. Many times adding extra arch support is quite helpful. I would start with an otc support. There are many otc supports available. You need to find one that feels comfortable. Any change needs to be done gradually. Talk to a good running store. A custom orthotic is the best support. Talk to your foot specialists. Dr l. ...Read more

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What would be good socks to wear. I bought hanes socks and two months later they feel itchy every time i wear them. Do i need to wear 100% cotton.

What would be good socks to wear.  I bought hanes socks and two months later they feel itchy every time i wear them.  Do i need to wear 100% cotton.

Check your blend: Various materials can cause irritation to your skin. Wool will keep your feet warm, but they are quite itchy. Cotton indeed, would be a good choice. Also look in to "wicking" socks, which are actually a synthetic blend. The fibers are aligned as to draw moisture away from the skin. ...Read more

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Achilles tendinitis! been to doctor, please help, as i need to wear heels for a wedding in two weeks? What are ways to wear heels while having this condition?

Achilles tendinitis! been to doctor, please help, as i need to wear heels for a wedding in two weeks? What are ways to wear heels while having this condition?

See below: Wearing heels may be just fine since by elevating the heel you take pressure off of the achilles tendon, but it depends where the pain is. ...Read more