Monthly Archives: March, 2013

Orthotics & Shoe Size

Q: A long time ago as a kid I was diagnosed as having “floppy feet” and they tend to be wide towards the end. I at one time had shoe inserts which probably set my mother back $100, but I never wore them. They weren’t terribly comfortable. I was wondering. Are the benefits better for …

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Stress Fracture Treatment

Question: I have a stress fracture in the third metatarsal, as confirmed by an MRI. My doctor recommended walking with a cane for six weeks, orthotics and soaking in epsom salts three times per day. I asked about wearing an ace bandage and he advised against it. Does this sound like appropriate treatment? Answer: Dear …

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Cuboid Fracture

  I fractured my cuboid in April 2012. I am 50yrs old and very active. My injury seemed to be improving well until I developed synovitis which I had injected in November. All improving until 2wks ago when for some reason my ankle at the back seemed to twang and I was unable to walk …

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Loose Toenail Injury

Subject: Loose toenail injury Question: about a week ago i fell off of a push bike on a bitumen road. when i looked at my toenail it was attached but it had a crease in it near the base that looked like the nail had bent up and come back down. the whole toenail was …

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