According to a new British survey conducted by the College of Podiatry, it only takes one hour and six minutes of wearing uncomfortable shoes to feel pain, with ailments ranging from blisters to muscular problems. And heels are not the only culprit; even flip-flops can increase your risk for stress fractures. Dr. Hillary Brenner, a podiatric surgeon in NYC and spokesperson for the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) said, wearing shoes is like dieting, adding that you have to count the hours you wear them.
|Dr. Hillary Brenner
“You can wear a bad shoe, just like you have dessert, but you don’t need dessert at every meal. You must sit down to find out which shoes you can wear, for how long, and why you don’t have to sacrifice style for support.”
Source: Olayemi John-Mensah, Daily Trust [11/9/18]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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