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PODIATRIST DISCUSSES HOW TO PREVENT ATHLETE'S FOOT WHILE TRYING ON SHOES

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While locker rooms and pool decks are more common places to pick up fungus, noted Paul Langer, DPM, a podiatrist at Twin Cities Orthopedics in Minneapolis, it is possible to contract it from the interior of a shoe. Coupled with this, he noted, 20% to 25% of people worldwide have a fungal foot infection they may not be aware of, increasing the risk of transferring the condition. 

 

Dr. Paul Langer

 

Although many stores offer disposable try-on foot socks, consider taking along your own socks, suggests Dr. Langer. Closer knits offer better protection than the more porous nylon socks supplied by stores.

 

Source: Barbara Schneider-Levy, Footwear News [6/23/20]


Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.


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