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"Walking barefoot on hard surfaces allows our foot to collapse, which can lead to a tremendous amount of stress not only to the foot, but to the rest of the body," explains Miguel Cunha, DPM, a leading podiatrist in Manhattan and founder of Gotham Footcare. This can affect your gait (your stride when you walk or run). Dr. Cunha explains that we naturally pronate (move our feet inward to absorb shock and distribute weight) during the gait cycle.
 
Dr. Miguel Cunha
 
 
But, "when we walk barefoot, we pronate for a longer period of time, which then alters the biomechanics and distribution of pressure and weight across the foot," Dr. Cunha says. "This imbalance may increase the progression of underlying foot deformities such as bunions and hammertoes and lead to painful conditions associated with excessive pronation such as arch and heel pain, shin splints, posterior tibial tendonitis, and Achilles tendonitis." In extreme cases, this can "translate upward, affecting other parts of the body such as our knees and back."
 
Sam Brodsky, Metro [6/22/18]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News. 
 
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