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Shoe Lifts or Inserts

Children with unequal leg lengths may benefit from shoe lifts or inserts that equalize their leg lengths. This not only improves their ability to walk normally, but it also decreases the tendency to develop contractures on the joint affected by arthritis.

Certain types of inflammation in the feet may also benefit from shoe inserts that redistribute weight into the heel, taking weight off the sore middle or front of the foot.

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Understanding Athlete's Foot -- Treatment

Treat athlete's foot at the first sign of itchiness. Most cases of athlete's foot can be cured with over-the-counter antifungal products and basic good hygiene. Wash and dry your feet (including between the toes) every morning and evening, change socks or stockings daily, and don't wear the same shoes day after day to allow them time to dry completely before wearing them again. Sprinkle antifungal powder on feet and in your shoes daily. Antifungal creams and sprays are also effective...

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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer Stanford M. Shoor, MD - Rheumatology
Last Revised June 11, 2010

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Last Updated: June 11, 2010
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