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what are reasons why are high heeled shoes said to be bad for you?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: They are unstable, they put excess pressure on the ball of the foot, they are often narrow toed and put excess pressure on the toes.

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How can I make sure I am getting good baby shoes?

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Dr. Shannon Cole
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Baby shoes: Just pick something with a flexible sole that when the baby/child stands there is enough room for your entire thumb from the toe to the end of the shoe.
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Dr. Vadim Glukh commented
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
for non-walkers the shoes just have to be roomy for toddlers - firm heel counter is good
Oct 9, 2013
A 42-year-old member asked:

Are new sketcher's training shoes just as dangerous as wearing high heels or platforms?

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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If you are pregnant, your center of gravity changes rapidly, especially in the thrid trimester. This can make it very difficuly to maintain your balance, even in a sturdy pair of shoes. Any shoes such as heels and training shoes can add extra difficulty to maintaining your balance and put you at increased risk for falls, which can be very dangerous for the baby.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What kinds of shoes should I wear if I have a nail disease?

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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Open Toe Shoes: If your nail disease is fungal, then keeping the feet open to air so they can stay dry will help. Fungal organisms need moisture to thrive. If your feet sweat then you set the nails up for the environment that promotes the fungal nail disease.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Are certain types of shoes better than others for plantar fasciitis?

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Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Supportive athletic shoes will most likely be the most comfortable.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it better to wear shoes or sandals if I have diabetes?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Shoes: For people with diabetes, their feet need all the protection they can get! shoes that fully cover the tops of the feet help protect against injuries from bumping into things or dropping things on them. Since people with diabetes have trouble healing from these minor injuries and are more likely to get infections, wearing shoes and preventing injury may help prevent amputations.
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
I always encourage people with diabetes to wear diabetic socks as well. They wick moisture away from the feet and provide extra cushioning.
Nov 5, 2011
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
And don't forget to make sure the shoes are properly fitting.
Nov 7, 2011

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