Specialized footwear is available depending on the patient's condition. Some of the conditions needing specialized footwear are Achilles tendonitis, ankle pain, arthritis, diabetic neuropathy, and hammertoes.
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Should I be worried about the spacing between the first and second metatarsal of the foot?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been using moon boot from approximately seven weeks, for a fourth base disruption. I have just had x-rays. I would like an opinion on two things, please. Should I be worried about the spacing between the first and second metatarsal (Lisfranc injury)? There does not seem to be a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I will like to reassure you that the Lisfranc joint, that is the space between the medial cuneiform and the base of the second metatarsal appears normal, and space is within the normal limits. ... Read Full »
My brother has something on his leg since two years. What are they?
Query: Hello doctor, My brother is so worried about some wounds on his leg. I am not sure what they are. They have been in his leg for two years and did not go away. He told me that it did not hurt. I am attaching a picture. What are they, and will surgery help? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the images attached to you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like plantar warts. It will not go off by itself. They are best dealt with radio cautery, which is a simple office-based surgery with a cautery machine or by las... Read Full »
What causes pain at the back of the calcaneus bone?
Query: Hi doctor, I feel some pain at the back of my calcaneus bone. The pain is especially after the first step in the morning when I wake up from bed. But, there is no redness or swelling. What is the reason for my pain? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history of pain on the first step in the morning is consistent with a condition called as plantar fasciitis whereas pain in the back or posterior aspect of the heel is seen in retrocalcaneal bursitis. Can you please specify the exact position of pain with the imag... Read Full »
Please suggest treatment for heel spurs.
Query: Hello doctor, My mom, who is 52 years old, has developed a heel spur on both legs, which was discovered 6 months ago. Sometimes, it pains a lot. She is currently on Proxym 200, Pantosec and Zelac-B. I have attached her x-ray for your reference. Please advise how to get relief and if any treatment ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned and I can also see heel spurs on the x-rays (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These are traction issues, which then subsequently lead to inflammation of your plantar or fascia of the sole, which then causes lots of pain. The solution i... Read Full »
What is the treatment for corns in between the fingers in leg?
Query: Hello doctor, There are corns in between my right leg's first finger and second finger. It hurts too much, and please suggest me treatment. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Corns can be painful by themselves, but more so if they are infected. Try to do the following measures: 1. Use padded footwear at home and outside, use silicon feet pads inside shoes. 2. Try corn caps which are like band-aids. Leave each one on for as long as they ... Read Full »
My wife is a diabetic patient.She feels heaviness and numbness in both her feet.Kindly advice.
Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 62 years old. She is a diabetic patient. She feels heaviness and numbness in both her feet. She is not able to sleep in the night. She is taking tablet Glycomet GM2 - one tablet in the morning, tablet Sitagliptin 50/500 one tablet at night, tablet Pregabalin 75 and active ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not get worried as your wife's treatment is on the right path but, some changes are required in the prescription. Tablet Voglibose 0.2mg thrice daily. Tablet Glycomet forte one tablet twice daily. Tablet Pregabalin 150 mg at night. Capsule Mecobalamin one ta... Read Full »