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BRITS HAVE DEVELOPED LOCKDOWN FEET AFTER PANDEMIC

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With many Brits spending a lot more time at home during the pandemic, being comfortable and wearing slippers all day has been one of the small benefits. But it looks like our comfy footwear has actually been causing health problems, with people developing 'lockdown feet'. If you've been experiencing pain in the arch or heel of your foot, it's possible that you've got what is officially called plantar fasciitis. The College of Podiatry has warned that one of the causes is floppy soles or poor quality footwear - much like those fluffy socks you've been wearing while you work from home.

 

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Emma McConnachie

 

Emma McConnachie, a spokesperson for the foot health specialists, told The Sun: "The ligaments in the foot can stretch out, arches are unsupported, and putting on anything with a heel becomes painful. "If your feet go unsupported, they can start to feel the strain. Wearing floppy slippers all the time eventually takes its toll. "Many patients are ­struggling with foot issues and are trying to fix the problems themselves. They assume we are closed, but podiatrists are very much open and there to help."

 

Source: Amelia Ward, The Sun [4/19/21]

Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News

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