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What is an effective therapy for foot arthritis/bad feet?

I have bad feet, but an even worst time trying to find a doctor to help me. My last doctor never read my chart before seeing me (~10 times), so he gave me a lot of cortisone shots. The new doctor is shooting lasers at my feet. I don't know how to evaluate anyone. [more inside]
posted by armacy on Aug 24, 2016 - 3 answers

Calling all larger-footed ladies:

I'm seeking specific recommendations for shoes that make your feet appear/feel less long than they are. [more inside]
posted by moons in june on Aug 20, 2016 - 3 answers

My foot is asleep, worry?

My right foot has been asleep for 24 hours, I am annoyed but should I be worried?
posted by Cosine on Jul 27, 2016 - 15 answers

Tingling and numbness on soles of feet after prolonged walking

What are the odds that is peripheral neuropathy, and if it's that, what can be done about it? [more inside]
posted by cotton dress sock on Jun 20, 2016 - 18 answers

One sock two sock red sock blue sock

Where to find decent solid color men's socks? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Jun 20, 2016 - 8 answers

These Toes Ain't Loyal

I have an issue that leads to foot pain, but I can't seem to identify the problem. Hope my toes? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Jun 8, 2016 - 6 answers

How is babby foot unformed

I'm in the shedding-like-a-snake middle of a Korean Foot Peel, and it absolutely, positively needs to be finished in 48 hours. Help. [more inside]
posted by 2soxy4mypuppet on May 27, 2016 - 9 answers

need shoe recommendation for greenhouse/horticulturist

Mr. BellaStella works in a greenhouse. He stands in water a good portion of the day. For years he's been getting cheap Walmart shoes, which last about a month, if he's lucky. About once a year, he'll get an incredibly inflamed big toe, sometimes necessitating a trip to urgent care. He wears cotton crew socks with his shoes, so his poor feet are just fermenting all day. [more inside]
posted by LaBellaStella on Apr 27, 2016 - 21 answers

ISO women's dress sandals. Difficulty: Bunion, wide feet, HIGH arches

I live in a climate with temperatures that can get up to 110* in the dead of summer. Without arch support, my arches/toes/calves get painful cramps, and the only brand so far that comes close is Vionic (formerly Orthaheel). Which other brands am I missing? [more inside]
posted by onecircleaday on Apr 10, 2016 - 26 answers

Steger mukluks, plantar fasciitis, and New England winters?

So does anyone have experience/opinions about Steger mukluks, their utility in often-slushy New England winters, and any implications for mild plantar fasciitis? (Fellow MeFite leahwrenn, I know, loves hers!) [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Jan 6, 2016 - 8 answers

Help me figure out how to Do Shoes!

My feet and ankles are annoying. I cannot find shoes that are comfortable. Plenty of excruciating detail inside. [more inside]
posted by mysterious_stranger on Jan 3, 2016 - 6 answers

Rehabilitating feet from high heel use?

I used to walk in heels, run in heels, practically sleep in heels, and its finally caught up to me. Help? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Nov 25, 2015 - 15 answers

Can I Make My Favorite Mouse's FootPads Silky Smooth Again?

You know the little plastic feet on the bottom of a mouse that should allow it to skate effortlessly across a mouse pad? How do you make them smooth again once they've been roughed up? Sanding? Nail polish?? (I have two Logitech M510's. The older mouse is better, except for its scruffy little feet.)
posted by justcorbly on Nov 16, 2015 - 7 answers

Does HyProCure work?

I have very flat feet and a new podiatrist I visited today suggested that I look into HyProCure to help improve it a little, although did state that I would still need to keep wearing orthotics due to how bad my feet are. Has anyone had this procedure and, if so, would you recommend it?
posted by Kris10_b on Nov 12, 2015 - 3 answers

Help me find new socks for the winter.

What is currently the best value in durable, comfortable, heavyweight, wool-blend hiking socks? [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Nov 8, 2015 - 20 answers

Doctor, please cut my toenails!

Looking for a podiatrist in the Washington, DC area (preferably Maryland and NW DC) who can give a male relative a pedicure in a medical setting and without embarrassment. [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Sep 12, 2015 - 6 answers

Best insoles for standing all day?

Pretty self-explanatory. I stand for roughly 11 hours each day at my new job and it feels as though somebody has slammed nails into my heels. WhIce insoles has anyone tried that would be beyond adequate for standing jobs? Specific brands and styles preferred. [more inside]
posted by omgkinky on Aug 13, 2015 - 16 answers

Running Hurts the Arches of My Feet

Whenever I run more than half a mile, the bottom of my arches feel like hot needles are getting poked in them. What is wrong with my feet? How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by rue72 on Jul 29, 2015 - 17 answers

My podiatrist is being sued for malpractice. Should I still go to him?

Should I trust this podiatrist even though he's being sued for malpractice? Also, do you have any advice for somebody with Morton’s Neuroma? [more inside]
posted by apostate street preacher on Jun 16, 2015 - 21 answers

Acupuncture for foot pain

Have you had any success treating foot pain with acupuncture? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by chimpsonfilm on May 29, 2015 - 11 answers

Insoles for minor ball-of-foot pain?

I've been having some minor pain (about 1-2 on a scale of 10, and it comes and goes) along the ball of my right foot for the past few months, and I've gotten to the point where I don't think it's going to go away on its own without a change somewhere. [more inside]
posted by Aleyn on Apr 8, 2015 - 10 answers

Help me find my dream socks!

My favorite line of socks has been discontinued and I would like to see what my options are for a replacement. Basically, I like solid black boot socks with plenty of cushioning. [more inside]
posted by Zen unicorn rainbow zen journal on Apr 6, 2015 - 6 answers

Insole analysis paralysis!

When I go hiking, the arches of my feet get pretty tired about four or five miles in. How do I select the right insoles to stop this from happening? [more inside]
posted by Blue Jello Elf on Mar 30, 2015 - 6 answers

A big step down [CAM walker edition]

I fractured my foot, and the doc is threatening cast and crutches if the CAM walker doesn't work. I need help making it work without wrenching the rest of my body. (details beneath the fold) [more inside]
posted by whoiam on Jan 16, 2015 - 5 answers

Big wide feet seeking big wide shoes

I just got a stand up desk at work and I'm really liking it, but if I don't get some proper fitting shoes its going to be a lot less comfortable than it could be....shoe shoppers of mefi, please help! [more inside]
posted by ajax287 on Jan 11, 2015 - 12 answers

FEET. OMG. (sweaty cold feet in the winter)

How do I keep my feet dry and warm throughout the day in the winter? I am typically traveling by subways and city buses in suburban Toronto and I go in and out of heated spaces for work. Thin socks won't cut; thick socks are sweated through by lunch. [more inside]
posted by atetrachordofthree on Jan 8, 2015 - 21 answers

Home pedicure equipment

My sister has requested a pumice stone for her feet for Christmas. I'd like to go a step further and get her all the stuff she'll need to give herself a nice home pedicure. I'm not so interested in polish, I think she has that covered. But any recommendations for equipment/clippers/cleansing goo/foot baths/etc are welcome.
posted by showbiz_liz on Nov 18, 2014 - 14 answers

Happy feet, sad body

My new insoles seem to be doing the trick for my plantar fasciitis. But they seem to be throwing the rest of me off. Will I just get used to it, or should I continue the search for the perfect insoles? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Sep 25, 2014 - 8 answers

DC-based pedicurist who will REALLY go to town on my calluses?

Can you recommend a pedicure-person in Washington, D.C. who will REALLY go to town on the rough calluses on my feet? [more inside]
posted by argonauta on Sep 18, 2014 - 11 answers

Need help with blisters asap!

I'm working at PAX Prime all weekend (a big gaming convention) and I severely blistered the bottoms of my big toes while dancing at an after-party tonight. I still need to work 8-hour shifts tomorrow and Monday on my feet the entire time! What can I do tonight and in the morning to result in the least pain possible? I have Nike Free sneakers that I'll likely be wearing the next two days. Thanks!
posted by skycrashesdown on Aug 30, 2014 - 15 answers

Fix my ashy feet?

Along with ashy elbows and knees, I appear to have inherited my mother's ashy, hobbity feet. They are tough, dry, and often flakey or cracked at the heels. What products or routines can I try to make my feet softer and more attractive? [more inside]
posted by TwoStride on Aug 29, 2014 - 30 answers

Help me replace my bum-around, easy on/off, handyman shoes!

I have some great shoes I love that are ... falling apart. [pic] Unfortunately, they've been discontinued! I can get something sort of similar but there are still some drawbacks. Diligent searching hasn't turned up my perfect work shoe, though. In short, I want something tough like a work boot, easy to put on and take off (i.e. velcro straps), but with walking-shoe type soles and as light as possible. [more inside]
posted by dhartung on Aug 11, 2014 - 14 answers

What's the deal with flat feet / fallen arches?

My son, who turns twelve in a couple of months, seems to have flat feet. I can't quite figure out what to do next - if it is a serious problem, if it can be corrected with foot exercises, if we need orthotics, or what. Does anyone have any experience with flat feet? [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on Jul 14, 2014 - 28 answers

I'm here to buy shoes; I don't need the extended powertrain warranty

Where (if anywhere) can I go in Manhattan to browse a reasonably large selection of high-quality men's dress shoes and try them on in different sizes without needing to deal with any salespeople? A warehouse with a bench would be fine. I am a guy with large but not gargantuan feet if that matters. Thanks.
posted by Inspector.Gadget on Jun 21, 2014 - 8 answers

Where the hell do I find narrow shoes?

I'm 27 and wear a size 9 (sometimes 9.5) in women's shoes. I also have very narrow feet and fear I'll be going barefoot soon if I can't find somewhat affordable, narrow shoes that don't look like they were made for little old ladies (no offense, little old ladies of the world). I am literally down to one brand of shoe. Halp. [more inside]
posted by iamfantastikate on Jun 12, 2014 - 17 answers

Shopping for Disney shoes for August

A portmanteau for this man's poor toes:
  • Are Keen Newports good shoes for a long trip to Disney World in August? If not, what beats them? I mean, can I simply wear my running shoes?
  • Do you try on footwear like this with or without socks?
  • Do you allow extra room on the assumption that your feet will swell in the steam heat?
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    posted by wenestvedt on Jun 12, 2014 - 20 answers

    Apple Certified Lightening Cable Recommendation

    Looking for a recommendation for a LONG (6 feet) Apple Certified Lightening Cable that works works to charge my iPad. [more inside]
    posted by dbirchum on Jun 2, 2014 - 10 answers

    What are the best ways to treat foot issues at home?

    I have web diagnosed myself with accessory navicular syndrome. Unfortunately, the web treatment options are not entirely apparent. [more inside]
    posted by Quincy on May 27, 2014 - 9 answers

    Have you managed to correct "duck footed" walking?

    If you once walked with an extreme turnout of the hips/feet, but corrected it, what did you do that worked? Or if you tried and weren't successful, what did NOT work?
    posted by ladybird on May 14, 2014 - 21 answers

    Socks that may or may not exist

    A plea for socks for a fussy, fussy, fussy man. [more inside]
    posted by A Terrible Llama on Apr 22, 2014 - 23 answers

    Shoes as comfy as Alegrias, but prettier...what are they called?

    I have developed problem feet; bunions, a chipped bone and arthritis. I tried Alegrias and woohoo, they don't hurt!! Nice styles, pretty colors, but they are just a bit...chunky. Know what I mean? I know about Dansko, Keen and Merrell, but are there other brands that combine exceptional comfort with good looks? I want a feminine effect. I like sporty, athletic, fun, colorful, girly shoes. Low heels. I am a lady, 55, petite, active and on my feet more often than off, during my work day. I have an eclectic, thrift store wardrobe, heavy on blacks, and neutrals, with colorful accent pieces. I tend toward "costumes" rather than outfits, if that gives you a sense of my style. I want pretty feet that don't hurt!
    posted by LaBellaStella on Mar 20, 2014 - 10 answers

    Please give advice to help with my constantly cold feet

    Feet and hands constantly icy but it's my feet that really annoy me. I have read this thread and several others, which gave me some great ideas, but wanting to see if there is any additional ideas for me. Male, 6 foot, 160 lbs, mid 50s in age. No history of diabetes in family ever. Yes, I may have Raynauds, but not sure what to do about it other than try and find ways to keep my feet and hands warm. [more inside]
    posted by luvmywife on Jan 20, 2014 - 16 answers

    Need comfy shoes for around the house

    This seems like such a stupid question, but that's because I'm stupid about shoes and clothing. Our new house has laminate flooring, and it's killing my feet. I guess I'm used to the cushion that carpeting provides. I need some shoes I can wear around the house that have enough cushion that they'll prevent some of the foot pain I'm having. Difficulty: I hate wearing shoes in the house -- not for cleanliness reasons, but because I'd prefer to walk around in socks. Some kind of sandal would therefore be best, because it would be the least constricting. Also, I get really hot feet, so I need cool shoes. So, please, name that shoe, and tell me where to find it.
    posted by mudpuppie on Nov 8, 2013 - 20 answers

    Legs: How do they work!?

    I'm a 42yo overweight female. I've been on an ongoing and very successful weight loss program, and have no issues with my diet at this time. My issue is, I seem to have forgotten how to walk... [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2013 - 24 answers

    All I need is a little support...for my feet

    Help me find a better soft arch support! I have been using Dr. Scholl's For Her arch supports in my work flats and low heels and, while they are soft and supportive, they never stay in place! Has anyone found an arch support that a) stays in one place and b) doesn't add as much bulk to a shoe as an orthodic or Superfeet?
    posted by msfrizzle on Sep 6, 2013 - 7 answers

    How to protect my feet when playing tennis?

    I started playing tennis awhile back and have been having problems with skin tearing off the inside balls of both feet. I've tried a bunch of different things to stop this from happening without success....any ideas? [more inside]
    posted by aerotive on Aug 4, 2013 - 4 answers

    Help! I have hobbit feet!

    My feet are, frankly, gross. What can I do at home to make them less gross? [more inside]
    posted by mippy on Jul 30, 2013 - 48 answers

    What can I do about the blister that I ALWAYS get on my baby toe?

    Whenever I wear basically any leather shoes that aren't boots, I get the EXACT same blister on the baby toe of my right foot. (Not just leather shoes, actually—sandals, Crocs, etc do it too). In most cases I feel pain in the first few SECONDS of wearing them. What can I do about this short of amputating my toe? The pain really becomes unbearable quickly and it's really hard for me to wear dress shoes because of this. Band-aids help somewhat but am I doomed to be putting them on my baby toe for life?
    posted by saltykmurks on Jul 19, 2013 - 29 answers

    Do women mind if a man compliments their feet or toe nail polish?

    Since it is now summer and many women have taken to wearing open toed shoes frequently would it acceptable in a social situation for a young man with a liking to female feet to compliment a female friend and acquaintance on her toe nail polish or feet. In Canada women cover their feet for most of the year so it is a treat when they do show them.
    posted by Jack V on Jul 12, 2013 - 66 answers

    Do I have foot fungus?

    Warning, question not for the faint of heart: My big toenails are yellowing with some gross gunk under my nails. Is it fungus? [more inside]
    posted by ancient star on May 25, 2013 - 12 answers

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