Podiatrist, Dr. Kenneth Rehm states, "bare feet are a big no-no for healthy hoofs no matter how temptingly warm the weather. Going shoeless increases the risks for a wide range of foot woes, from lacerations, sunburns, and insect bites to serious injuries or fractures. Bare feet can also be magnets for fungi, viruses, or bacteria. Skimpy sandals and flip-flops, though convenient and readily available, are not much better than bare feet. These flimsy shoes offer little protection, and their lack of support can actually contribute to metatarsalgia, which is pain and inflammation in the metatarsal region of the foot. You have to ride on good tires. Just because it’s summer does not mean we can throw out the need for proper footwear. Seek good shoes that are well ventilated but that are orthotically-designed to prevent pressure on the foot. A podiatrist can help you find warm-weather shoes that look good, feel comfortable, and maintain healthy support for your feet.”
At our Toronto foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics we spend a great deal of time educating our beloved patients in proper foot wear, exercises, etc. If you or a loved one would like to experience the Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics, please do not hesitate to contact us at www.happyfeet.clinic.
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