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Suggest treatment for painful swelling, lack of balance and a fallen arch

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: I have a falling arch in one foot how can I strengthen that? It's causing pain swelling and lack of balance.
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Treatment options for falling arches listed for you ma'am

Detailed Answer:
Hello ma'am and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. I can understand how the orthotics is not relieving your symptoms, this is because the orthotics are are only to help relieve your symptoms and but to help to prevent progression.

I would like to list all the available treatment options for falling arches, and they are:

+Physical therapy
+Orthopedic shoes, braces or cast
+Corticosteroid injections
+Rest
+Ice application to the foot
+Osteotomy: To change the shape of the bone
+Arthrodesis: Fusion of bones to help relieve the condition permanently
+Bone grafts
+Adding tendons to the region to help provide good balance
+Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help relieve temporary swelling and pain

Please speak to your doctor about the above listed options and choose the most feasible one. I hope you find my response both helpful and informative. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help.

Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shoaib Khan (16 minutes later)
I was wondering if there were any exercises to build up my arch that you could give me
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
There are exercises but they are to do with another department ma'am

Detailed Answer:
Hello once again ma'am.

The exercises are mainly associated with a department called physiotherapy, and have to initially be conducted by a physic therapist. They are difficult to explain verbally and also need to be conducted by a specialist at first, or you can strain your arches. So I would strongly recommend you not to try anything on your own and visit a physiotherapist.

Best wishes ma'am. :)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Treatment options for falling arches listed for you ma'am Detailed Answer: Hello ma'am and welcome. Thank you for writing to us. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. I can understand how the orthotics is not relieving your symptoms, this is because the orthotics are are only to help relieve your symptoms and but to help to prevent progression. I would like to list all the available treatment options for falling arches, and they are: +Physical therapy +Orthopedic shoes, braces or cast +Corticosteroid injections +Rest +Ice application to the foot +Osteotomy: To change the shape of the bone +Arthrodesis: Fusion of bones to help relieve the condition permanently +Bone grafts +Adding tendons to the region to help provide good balance +Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help relieve temporary swelling and pain Please speak to your doctor about the above listed options and choose the most feasible one. I hope you find my response both helpful and informative. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help. Best wishes.