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WINTER SHOES CAN PROMOTE FOOT PROBLEMS

 

 

 

PODIATRIST, DR. JOY ROWLANDS STATES, "WINTER-WEATHER FUR-LINED BOOTS MAY COMBINE COMFORT, WARMTH, AND FASHION.  BUT BOOTS CAN BE A BREEDING GROUND FOR BACTERIA.  WHEN PATIENTS COME IN WITH SEASONAL BOOTS ON THAT ESPECIALLY ARE FUR-LINED AND/OR FAKE-LINED, OFTENTIMES, WE SEE A LOT OF ATHLETE'S FOOT INFECTIONS, SURPRISINGLY, BECAUSE PATIENTS' FEET TEND TO SWEAT IN THOSE BOOTS. THE REALITY IS THAT ATHLETE'S FOOT INFECTIONS CAN DEVELOP IN WINTER.  FUNGUS LIKES TO GROW IN DARK, WET ENVIRONMENTS, WHICH MAKES THE INSIDE OF BOOTS A PRIME BACTERIA-BREEDING GROUND.  SOME FOOT FUNGUS CAN BE TREATED WITH OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS, BUT MOST FOOT AND NAIL FUNGUS WILL TYPICALLY REQUIRE A TRIP TO THE PODIATRIST OR DERMATOLOGIST."

AT ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS WE TREAT MANY CASES OF FUNGAL SKIN AND NAIL INFECTIONS VERY SUCCESSFULLY.  IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE REQUIRES COMPETENT, HONEST FOOT CARE, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US AT 416-465-8737.

416-465-8737

Toronto, ON Chiropodist Academy Foot and Orthotic

752 BROADVIEW AVENUE Toronto, ON M4K 2P1 

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