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by Dr. Christopher Milkie

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6. It is normal for your feet to hurt after a long day.

Although your feet can get tired from prolonged standing, pain is not normal and usually is the sign of something wrong. What I often find is a foot abnormality, such as flat feet. This can strain tendons and ligaments, which ultimately leads to foot pain.

7. You can’t do anything about a broken toe, so don’t go see the doctor.

Actually, it is risky to leave a broken toe untreated, particularly if it involves the joint. This can be detected on a regular x-ray in our office. Why take the chance of risking long-term arthritis and a poor toe position when a simple visit to the podiatrist for treatment is all that it takes?

8. You won’t be able to walk on your foot if it is fractured.

A fracture would certainly be painful, but many people walk for days, even weeks, on a fractured foot or ankle. The sooner a fracture is found, the faster is the cure. A fracture that isn’t detected and treated can often lead to long-term arthritis in the foot.

9. Cortisone shots are bad for you!

Taking medication by mouth is bad for you! Having a cortisone shot to relieve pain and reduce inflammation is safe. If cortisone was so bad, doctors would not use it as much as they do. Too much cortisone can be unsafe, but most doctors know the safe limits. A cortisone shot is often the fastest and most effective treatment for many conditions.

10. Arch supports from The Good Feet Store or Dr. Scholl’s are just as good as doctor prescribed ones.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Doctor prescribed custom arch supports, known as orthotics, are made from impressions of your feet. They are scientifically designed in a certified lab, just for your feet. They support and CONTROL your foot function so everything is working optimally. Store-bought insoles are not designed for YOUR FEET, and have minimal support and control of foot funcion.

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