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How to keep feet dressings dry in the shower?

For reasons, I have several dressings on my feet which need to be kept dry for the next few days. Any ideas how I keep them dry whilst in the shower? I don't have access to a bath.
posted by EatMyHat on Dec 2, 2016 - 16 answers

Tell me about treating hand, foot and mouth disease

Pretty sure my young kids are coming down with hand, foot and mouth. Please share your advice for treatment and prevention from reoccurrences. [more inside]
posted by areaperson on Nov 2, 2016 - 14 answers

Pain in foot, why?

Over the past year I've developed a recurring pain in my left foot's big toe joint. It would appear for a few weeks, heal, and return several months later at regular intervals. I do rock climb and hike, but this does not seem to correlate with the pain. My other foot is normal. [more inside]
posted by BeaverTerror on Oct 30, 2016 - 13 answers

Quality shoes for over-pronation

I'm looking for personal recommendations or even research that advises a certain kind/brand of shoe for those folks with significant over-pronation of the foot (arch collapses too much and the foot rolls inward excessively, distributing weight unevenly.) [more inside]
posted by fairlynearlyready on Sep 8, 2016 - 16 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

Foot Arch Soreness- Who to Go to?

I've had soreness, slight pain in my foot arch for almost two weeks now. This is annoying when walking and eliminates running. I'd like to see a medical professional without as many hoops and as easily as possible with minimal cost (I have decent insurance). What are my options? Do I see a GP (urgent care), Ortho, Podiatrist, or PT? I'm in NYC if that matters. (suggestions if you have them too!)
posted by sandmanwv on Jun 16, 2016 - 14 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

Toenail fungus help and athletes foot

Anyone tried vinegar soaks for foot fungus? Does it help? I do t know what to do anymore for foot fungus. What helped you? I heard about vinegar, baking soda, listenine and Vicks.
posted by barexamfreak on Apr 10, 2016 - 17 answers

Between numbness and outpatient wait times, what should I not be doing?

Having lost feeling in half my leg and with no further comments from my GP, what should i be doing, or not, while waiting for test results? [more inside]
posted by Keysig on Mar 26, 2016 - 15 answers

Taxi driver ran over my daughter's foot in Adelaide

Taxi driver ran over my daughter's foot in Adelaide this morning. She says it's swollen and bruised but not broken. She is not a doctor. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Jan 9, 2016 - 8 answers

Help me find an ankle surgeon in Columbus Ohio that can see me soon?

I had an appointment with a surgeon, waited 3 weeks, and now they postponed my appointment another 3 weeks.  Help me find someone else? [more inside]
posted by lijiaxiaoniu on Jan 7, 2016 - 4 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

Is this sciatica, or what?

Intermittent slight tingling / numbness on outside of calf and foot. NO pain. At all. Is this sciatica or what? [more inside]
posted by geeky on Nov 13, 2015 - 15 answers

Why do I have to take off my underwear for foot surgery?

I had foot surgery in 2003 and I remember they made me take off ALL my clothes, including underwear, for the surgery. Why? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Oct 20, 2015 - 19 answers

How can I choose a shoe that will hopefully fit my foot by this Friday?

Almost last minute wedding guest shoe guidance needed, complicated by healing swollen sprained ankle. How can I choose a shoe that will fit my foot by Friday? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Oct 6, 2015 - 3 answers

Excruciating foot pain

Hello, I am sitting here in worlds of pain. My left foot is puffy on the top and has needle like stabbing pains radiating from that spot up to my middle toes. I am seeing the doctor tomorrow but does anybody have an idea of what this might be. There is no change in color. I am icing it and taking Tylenol. Is there anything else I should be doing? Thank you
posted by harrietthespy on Sep 22, 2015 - 20 answers

How to treat a foot for the temporarily uninsured

I injured my foot just before moving from Canada to NYC. Now I'm in worsening pain and walking is difficult. I won't have health insurance for at least another week, possibly more. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by bicyclefish on Jun 20, 2015 - 6 answers

What can a friend do to get adequate pain meds for a short term injury?

A friend has a very painful foot injury and needs enough painkillers to sleep and work. The doctor will not provide any. This is interfering with employment, not to mention with getting better. What can we do? [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Jun 9, 2015 - 25 answers

Holy Foot Grail

I need some insoles for flat, open toe shoes that are good for feet that get sweaty and do NOT provide arch support. I am so overwhelmed by the choices on Amazon and the Amazon reviews. Someone please just tell me what you use. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Apr 2, 2015 - 6 answers

Experienced runners: To the sports doc for a numb foot?

I’e been having numbness, arch pain and ankle pain in my left foot. Not all at the same time. It moves around. I’m a fairly avid runner, about 40 miles per week in the summer. I haven’t been running much lately though, because of these issues. [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Feb 5, 2015 - 8 answers

Mild pain at first metatarsal

I started running a few months ago, and have now gotten to the point where I can (slowly! gradually!) increase my speed and distance. About two weeks ago, I started experiencing mild pain at the top of the arch on my left foot, what I believe to be the first metatarsal. [more inside]
posted by slogger on Jan 29, 2015 - 7 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

And now I have shin splints...........

I've been participating in a training program recently to improve my stamina, endurance and speed when running. The eventual goal is to be able to run 1.5 miles in 12 minutes or less. First it was Plantar Fasciitis and now this!!!!!! [more inside]
posted by JenThePro on Sep 16, 2014 - 13 answers

Neurological foot exam

Purpose of exam by a physician in which you lie on your back with your legs straight and extended with your feet/toes flexed towards your face? Then the doc will try to pull your feet down and towards him? And then the reflex tool is used on the inside of the heel? Google failed me on this one. And what is this exam called? [more inside]
posted by futz on Sep 3, 2014 - 6 answers

Foot guy is sending me to spine guy. What now?

I saw a foot and ankle ortho guy to address bilateral neuropathy, a persistent rash, and excruciating pain that radiates from the outer foot up to my inner knee. (I do not have diabetes.) Dr. Foot & Ankle says all is (mostly) well with the foot and ankle, so he's sending me to Dr. Spine. Is this really the right guy to see next? [more inside]
posted by xyzzy on Jul 25, 2014 - 8 answers

How do you know when a stress fracture has healed?

My 11 year old daughter suffered two stress fractures in the top of her foot back in May. It is now late July and she is still in a lot of pain and still on crutches, unable to bear any weight, even in a boot. The orthopedic says it is because she needs physical therapy and that she should be healed by now. [more inside]
posted by myselfasme on Jul 24, 2014 - 19 answers

The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground. - Buddha

My foot hurts. Why does my foot hurt? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Jul 2, 2014 - 16 answers

Why am I having leg, ankle and foot pains when I walk and jog?

I recently started a mix of walking and jogging for an hour a day, to help me lose weight. I'm about a hundred pounds overweight and until now have been pretty sedentary. Since I started walking and jogging, I've had aching, tight pains in my shins, ankles and heels. What could be causing this? Is there anything I can do to prevent it from happening? [more inside]
posted by qi on Jun 23, 2014 - 29 answers

Am I rushing in to surgery?

I posted this question a few weeks ago. Since then I have taken the hive's advice and sought medical attention. The results have been less than thrilling. [more inside]
posted by Quincy on Jun 21, 2014 - 7 answers

Hear me out so we can walk away!

Our son is about to be 17 months and he can't stand or walk unassisted. I know, I know, kids do things on their own schedule. I think there may be a bigger problem than sheer will at work here. I believe his left foot is pronated and preventing him from being able to balance properly. [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas on Jun 19, 2014 - 15 answers

What various socks are best for work, walking, lounging, and more?

Askmefites always recommend socks. The best gift for dad, the best thing to spend money on, the best things to put on your feet, etc. Sometimes they recommend brands, sometimes they recommend uses of the socks. Usually, they just say "buy good socks". This is basically a question asking for more details. [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle on Jun 2, 2014 - 20 answers

Looking for a foot/ortho specialist in Madison

I've managed to injure both my ankles badly enough that I basically can't walk. Any suggestions for an orthopedic specialist in Madison, WI? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2014 - 6 answers

What is this weird foot pain?

Three or four weeks ago I fell at work...and then days later, fell down some steps at home. I know, I'm coordinated like that. Ever since the falls I've had pain that goes across the top of my foot. It's been a while now and the pain isn't getting better...but it's not getting worse either. What could it be? [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp on Apr 16, 2014 - 9 answers

Ow my foot ow ow

YANMD but do you have any idea what's making my foot hurt? [more inside]
posted by Snarl Furillo on Mar 12, 2014 - 12 answers

Shoes where I can wear my orthotics for normally barefoot activities?

Are there minimalist shoes that would allow me to wear my corrective orthotics during normally barefoot activities? [more inside]
posted by genmonster on Dec 17, 2013 - 5 answers

The agony of da feets

Please help me (a hefty male) find shoes sneakers that are comfortable! Requirements: US size 10.5-11, wide width (3E), wide toe box for bunion comfort and vegan. Preferably shoes that don't look like Herman Munster's. Actually, that's totally OK. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Sep 18, 2013 - 15 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

Plantar fasciitis progression and recovery?

I have plantar fasciitis in my right foot. I've read about it on the web, and it feels like either everyone else is understating the pain and mobility limitations or mine is much worse than everyone else. Help me manage my expectations for my recovery. [more inside]
posted by plonkee on Aug 30, 2013 - 34 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

Under the knife worries

I'm having major surgery and despite working in healthcare, am nervous off my rocker because I've personally never had surgery or anesthesia before. I'm also worried about life while healing and staying active while healing. Please help. [more inside]
posted by floweredfish on Jun 17, 2013 - 41 answers

I maybe broke a toe last month, still having off-and-on pain. Now what?

On May 20th, I stubbed my pinkie toe very very badly. I wasn't sure if I'd broken it, but it hurt enough that I taped it up for a couple of days. The reading I did suggested that that was all a doctor would probably do for a broken pinkie toe, anyway. The toe swelled up some, and I experienced some pretty dramatic bruising, much of it focused on the "knuckle" area of my foot, right above the toe. Weeks later, I'm still having episodes of pain that come and go. I'm not sure how to proceed. Details within... [more inside]
posted by Ursula Hitler on Jun 15, 2013 - 25 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

Med mystery #436: what does the following pattern of symptoms suggest?

What started as an overuse injury has bloomed into a shape-shifting pain octopus, over two and a bit years. I’m not sure which pains mean what, or what to emphasize with my rheumatologist. (Maybe this is about me and maybe it isn’t, but I’ll say it’s me for the purposes of this hypothetical question, and nobody’s my doctor, either.) [more inside]
posted by nelljie on Apr 23, 2013 - 7 answers

Foot healed. Heel hurts. Help heel heal?

I broke a metatarsal in my foot last September, and (without a follow-up X-ray, which I really should do at some point), it seems better. My heel, however, hurts like the dickens. What's up, foot? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Apr 17, 2013 - 18 answers

3-year old has footache

my son is almost 4 year old now. at night while sleeping he frequently wakes up complaining about foot ache. the pain usually centers around the forefoot area. however, during the day he never has any foot pains. asked his pediatrician about it a couple of months ago. but once he was told that my son never had the same issue during the day, he just told us that there is no need to worry. yesterday he had another "episode" and was actually crying pretty bad about the pain. shall we be concerned? what shall we do now that even his doctor doesn't think it's a problem. thank you for any advice...
posted by kingfish on Apr 12, 2013 - 30 answers

What type of shoe inserts do I need?

The soles on my dress shoes are not cushioning my feet properly and causing me back pain. What type of shoe inserts do I need? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 8, 2013 - 6 answers

Best practices for foot eczema?

I'm an adult who's recently developed eczema on the tops of both of my feet. My dermatologist is pretty certain it's not contact dermatitis or anything fungal, so, yay! More chronic skin stuff. Blerg. How can I keep my feet from becoming red, inflamed balls of pain? [more inside]
posted by ablazingsaddle on Mar 27, 2013 - 15 answers

Mysterious foot pain - what could it be?

I have been having a lot of foot pain that has been building for months. They only hurt when I am sitting still. My googling has proved fruitless, do you have any ideas what it could be? [more inside]
posted by sock puppetron on wheels on Mar 15, 2013 - 9 answers

Sorry for being gross

I think I have athlete's foot. How do I stay clean and keep my shoes clean? [more inside]
posted by ablazingsaddle on Feb 14, 2013 - 9 answers

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