Posted by: Hanover | 2004/01/08


Flat feet

Good afternoon ! I have been to a couple of doctors who've mentioned that I have flat feet. Reason for visiting these doctors was because of my ankles which are at times very sore and I am unable o work. They normally give me artrithis tables and pain killers which work for a while. Actually the pain I feel in my ankles is deep inside surrounding joints of the foot and leg. One of the doctors told me that I am over weight and that I should use herbal life tables(capsules) which are obviously expensive .

I have been changing shoes so often and even bought a couple of pairs of Green Cross shoes which are of no great help to my problem . I can't jog or any othe exercise that needs me to use my feet. If I do exerses or dance for about an hr athen the next day I can't walk without using ankle supports on both ankles. My weight is 93kg and my height is about 6feet plus.

I am actually tied of taking tablets for my ankles. Could you kindly advice me what can I do? Is there any home remedy that I can use for my ankles?



Expert's Reply



Unfortunately i am a child doctor and not the correct person to advise. The best way to lose weight is not to go on tablets or crash diets, but to change to a healthy lifestyle. Our online GP or an orthopaedic surgeon may be the best person to advise. We also have an online dietician.

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