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CANADIAN PODIATRISTS STATES, "WRONG TYPE OF SHOE IS THE PRIMARY CAUSE OF MOST FOOT PROBLEMS.

 

 

 

CANADIAN PODIATRIST, DR. TRACY ANDREWS STATES, "ONE OF THE WORST THINGS WE CAN DO FOR OUR FEET IS TO WEAR THE WRONG TYPE OF SHOES.  WEARING COMPLETELY INADEQUATE FOOTWEAR IS THE PRIMARY CAUSE OF MOST FOOT PROBLEMS.  IF THE SHOES DON'T FIT CORRECTLY, THEY CAUSE CORNS, CALLUSES, AND INGROWN TOENAILS.  IF THEY DON'T HAVE PROPER SUPPORT, THEY CAUSE STRAIN OF IMMEDIATE MUSCLE GROUPS.  FOR THE MOST PART, WE JUST WEAR THE WRONG FOOTWEAR.  WITH SANDAL SEASON JUST AROUND THE CORNER, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND AVOIDING FLIP-FLOPS, REALLY HIGH SHOES, AND SLIP-ONS.  IF YOU ONLY WEAR THEM ONCE IN AWHILE, FOR THE VAST MAJORITY, THAT'S OK.  FOR HEELS, IT'S BEST TO WEAR A WEDGE THAT IS 1.5 INCHES HIGH OR LESS.  IF A SHOE HANGS ONTO YOUR FOOT AND HAS ANKLE STRAPS, IT IS MUCH BETTER THAN ANYTHING YOU SLIP INTO.  IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IT'S A $2 OR $200 FLIP-FLOP, IF YOU HAVE TO CLAW YOUR TOES TO HANG ON TO THEM, IN THE LONG TERM, IT'S BAD FOR YOUR FEET."

ON OF THE THINGS THAT I MAKE SURE ALL OF OUR CHIROPODISTS WHO WORK AT MY FOOT CLINIC DO IS EDUCATE OUR PATIENTS ON PROPER FOOTWEAR.  VERY IMPORTANT FOR GOOD FOOT HEALTH.

IF YOU OR A LOVED REQUIRES HIGH QUALITY ADVICE, FOOT CARE OR CUSTOM ORTHOTICS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. JOHN A. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

 

 

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