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Pain in right foot on arch and ankle, drive car 60 kms daily - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hi, I drive the car 60 kms daily & hence have an ache in my right foot on the arch & at the ankle - what can i do apart from resting the foot to improve the pain
Doctor :   Have you tried braces ?
Doctor :   Or a crepe bandage ?
Doctor :   Are you there ?
Doctor :   I have to close the window as you are not responding. Please chat with our doctors 24/7 for medical queries.
User :   Sorry, was caught up in something else
Doctor :   Ok, Let us continue
User :   I use crepe bandage at night - not sure what braces are
Doctor :   Braces are similar to the crepe but are unilayered and better for day use
User :   where can i get them - should i use them while driving?
User :   also, i have a slight swelling in my right knee & it suddenly buckles when I am walking - feel like it cannot bear my weight
Doctor :   The braces are best for such problems
User :   this has happened in the last week, since i was driving another car, which had hard break & accelerator
User :   can i use a brace for my knee also?
Doctor :   yes, knee and ankle braces will be available of your comfort size
User :   where can i procure these & what would be approx cost
Doctor :   may i know in which city do you reside ?
User :   mumbai, in mulund
User :   can you let me know of places in mulund where i can buy knee & ankle braces
User :   would long term usage of these braces weaken the joints?
User :   should i only use them when driving & remove them later on?
Doctor :   I will, surely help you here , please give me some time
Doctor :   You can wear them al the time without any difficulty
User :   office is in nariman point, so you can suggest shops there too
Doctor :   You can get in most of the surgical tools shops
Doctor :   they are abundant in number near XXXXXXXX and Breach candy hospitals
User :   do they have any specific names or can i only mention knee/ankle brace
User :   ok, & approx cost?
Doctor :   They are called Braces
Doctor :   the cost would be around 300 to 400 rupees for each
User :   ok, thanks a lot!!
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
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