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Q: I have had plantar fasciitis for six months now and have worn the night splints and a walking boot and had custom orthotics made but still have it. My doctor wants me to see a physical therapist. ...more
My mom has several toes that are painful and crossed under. She says that I should not wear high heels because that is what caused her problem. Is this true or am I just doomed to have my mom’ ...more
I had surgery about three years ago for bunions (on both feet). Now I've developed bunions on the little toe side of my feet. Is this essentially the same problem and would surgery help? Bunions and b ...more
This is kind of a weird question but here goes. My sister tore her Achilles tendon about two years ago. They put her in a rigid ankle brace with her foot wedged in a pointed position. I just did the e ...more
After tearing my Achilles tendon and put in an air-cast, can I talk to a surgeon into a walking cast?
I need some answers quickly. I tore my Achilles tendon playing tennis yesterday. Went to the emergency department. They put me in an air-cast until I can see an orthopedic surgeon. That's tomorrow. I ...more
I work in an assisted living facility as a lunch server. I notice how many of the seniors (even the younger ones) seem to shuffle in and out of the cafeteria. Why is that? Does everyone lose the abili ...more
Dad continues to complain everyday about how his feet hurt. And when I took a look at his shoes -- no wonder! He's still shoving his very wide feet into a size 8 and he hasn't been a size 8 since Nixo ...more
Believe it or not, I have gone through rehab three times now for a weak (or easily injured) Achilles tendon. My wife says just have surgery and be done with it. I'm not convinced surgery is the answer ...more
We have a 13-year old gymnast for a daughter who insists she is going to join the Cirque du Soleil circus as soon as she leaves home. My husband is seeing the medical bills piling up for injuries of a ...more
Can you tell me what paratenonitis of the Achilles tendon is? I've heard of tendonitis but what's paratenonitis? Is it just a different way to spell the same thing?