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Like shoes, there's no one-size-fits-all when it comes to foot health. "There's a lot of things happening in people's lives at the moment, so if you can not worry about it, that's great," says Glen Whittaker, podiatrist and lecturer at La Trobe University. Basically, if you're not experiencing any pain and aren't in an at-risk group (like people with diabetes), then it doesn't really matter what you wear around the house.

 

Dr. Glen Whittaker and Katrina Richards

 

"As long as you're not causing any increase in stress or load on any tissues in your foot, and as long as you're keeping your feet warm and protected, then you probably don't have to wear any specific shoes," Dr. Whittaker says. Above all, listen to your feet, says Katrina Richards, podiatrist and Australian Podiatry Association Board president. "I always say to people, your feet shouldn't hurt. And yet we're more likely to put up with foot pain more than pain in other parts of our body," she says.

 

Source: Jennifer Wong, ABC Life [September 2020]


Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News


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