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I am 78 years old & have numb feet at bedtime. Will magnesium help?

Dear Pat, This Orthopedic Chicago Podiatrist located in West Loop 60661,Roscoe Village 60618, Elmhurst 60126 & Bartlett 60103 says… A treatment for numb feet (as described) may be magnesium, among others. For magnesium, the RDI (recommended daily intake) for adult males is 420 mg a day, but the actual dietary intake may be only @ …

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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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