Students aren’t the only ones heading back to school, and according to a podiatrist at Baylor College of Medicine, teachers should be sure to include comfortable shoes on their shopping lists. “Activity levels of teachers during the summer break can vary – some are less active during the summer months than during the school year, and this can be a factor in getting back into the swing of things,” said Dr. Ronald Lepow, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Baylor.
|Dr. Ronald Lepow
“For those who stayed active, their routine will not be too different in the fall, but there may be an adjustment period for those who were less active. “If you have gone from a period of relative inactivity to being on your feet for seven hours a day, you might develop plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis,” Lepow said.
Source: Dipali Pathak, Baylor College of Medicine News [8/23/17]
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