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What neck damage might be caused by general usage of flappies?

Preface 1: This question is about flappies → flipflops/sandals/clogs and other similar footwear that is flat and that probably was made of a foamy-plastic liquid that have become solidified but ...
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Is Morton's toe curable without surgery?

Is it possible to cure Morton's toe without any surgery? Does any exercise/footwear useful in treating Morton's toe?
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Is there science backing the claim that walking barefoot is healthier than walking with shoes?

I keep hearing about the benefits of walking barefoot. One benefit I hear is that walking barefoot "[allows] us to synchronize with the earth’s natural electric charge" (source). This sounds like BS ...
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What is the name of the condition where your foot is much larger when standing than when sitting?

What is the name of the condition where your foot is much larger when standing than when sitting?
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Why does an orthotic work instead of an exercise for hammertoe?

Hammertoes form when one or both joints of the small toes bend from weakness in your foot muscle. Diabetic nerve damage may cause the weakness. - NIH I've heard from fellow runners that wearing ...
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For fallen arches - supportive or flat shoes

Some podiatrists recommend well cushioned shoes with lots of support for people with fallen arches. However, some say that you should wear flat, firm shoes with no support so the foot muscles get ...
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Orthotic inserts + athletes foot

With athletes foot, it's important to keep the feet dry. However, when wearing sandals, I can't use the "super feet" orthotic inserts that keep my feet from developing pain issues when I walk. I ...
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How can I create orthopedic insole/slipsole by my own means?

I want to try using orthopedic insole, but found them extremely expensive if one want to get an individual design for some pair of shoes. In my basic understanding it should not be difficult to create ...