One, we are spending more time indoors and at home and many people don’t wear shoes inside. Without proper shoes and arch support; people are more likely to strain their arch and put increased stress on the ligaments, tendons and the balls of the foot.
Walking barefoot, or with socks or house slippers can put you at increased risk for foot problems including plantar fasciitis, tendinitis and metatarsalgia. It is recommended you wear house shoes to provide much needed support and cushioning for your feet at home.
Secondly, we are now more active with walking and hiking as our activity of choice to be social, see friends and exercise with gyms closed. Increased walking and activity can exacerbate underlying overuse injuries in the feet. Any mechanical foot pain should be diagnosed and treated if it persists.
Please give us a call if you need a comprehensive Pedorthic Foot Assessment.
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Katia Langton is trained as a doctor of Chiropractic. She is the owner and operator of Oceanwalk Pedorthic Footcare and is also the Secretary of the Diabetic Foot Stream Committee of the International Diabetes Federation and co-authored the latest IDF guidelines to protect The Diabetic foot from breakdown.