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In partnership with The Zone, Ivy House, and Brick City Church, Karla Grimsley created “Walk a Mile in My Shoes.“ In this walk, participants will remove their own shoes and select a pair from those donated to Interfaith Emergency Services, much like the homeless would. “When the homeless come to us for shoes,” Grimsley said, “there is no guarantee that we will have their size, so they take what we can give them.” Because of this, the homeless are often wearing shoes that are too small or too large.
 
This can have a negative effect on their feet, according to Dr. Ken Marino, an Ocala podiatrist. “Hammertoes and various toenail problems become major issues when the shoes are too short. If they are too long, blisters on the heels and toes appear and even ulcers can be created. Also, if the person has any underlying medical problems such as diabetes or poor circulation, ill-fitting shoes can make these problems worse,” he said.
 
Source: Lauren Thompson, Ocala Star Banner [8/18/17]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.  
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.
 
 

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Academy Clinics has a special interest in high quality custom orthotics.

 

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