SNEAKERS ARE BETTER THAN CLOGS STATES PODIATRIST
posted: Nov 26, 2017.
Sneakers may be better for your feet than the modern iteration of Dutch clogs that many people in the healthcare and service industries favor, according to a podiatrist from New York City. The modern version of clogs may be made of more malleable materials like rubber, but Dr. Suzanne Levine said in a Daily Mail article on Nov 21 that they are not much better than the traditional wooden ones. According to her, wearing clogs for long periods of time can cause fissures in the heels and stress that travels to the ankles, knees, hips, and back. “They’re rigid of sole and have no shock absorption. You can hear people clogging along, the gait is ridiculous and more importantly, the stress fractures and that shearing stretches up the spine,” said Dr. Levine.
A study by researchers from the Western University in Ontario appeared to confirm that. When they examined the toes of more than 500 skeletons that were 200 years old from an Amsterdam farming community, they found craters carved out from the bones. Dr. Andrea Waters-Rist and team concluded that the “craters” were caused by osteochondritis dissecans, a condition in which the bone underneath the cartilage of a joint dies from a lack of blood flow, causing the bone and cartilage to break loose.
Source: Channelnewsasia [11/22//17
)Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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