OVERUSE INJURIES INCREASE BECAUSE OF BAREFOOT HOME WORKOUTS
posted: Nov. 10, 2020.
Podiatrist Bobby Pourziaee, DPM has seen his fair share of shoe-related injuries. The self-proclaimed “High Heel Doc,” who has a practice in Beverly Hills, CA, said his clients often come in for issues related to constrictive shoes. But Dr. Pourziaee has noticed a pattern over the past several months: Because people have been quarantining due to the coronavirus pandemic and wearing shoes less often, he has gotten fewer complaints from patients about inflamed nerves and stress fractures.
|Dr. Bobby Pourziaee|
“The one thing I’ve seen with the gyms being closed and people doing home workouts is people developing plantar fasciitis and tendinitis, because they’re doing their workouts without tennis shoes on,” Pourziaee said. “They feel like, ‘Since I’m home, I don’t need to wear them for this workout.’”
Source: Jamie Feldman, HuffPost.com [11/2/20]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News