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Should i always wear water shoes when bathing to avoid slipping in the shower?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: Water shoes should not be necessary for most people, but you are correct that you should be extra careful to avoid slipping in the shower. Pregnant women have a different center of gravity and falls are more common. You should also watch for loose rugs that may cause you to trip at home. If you feel more comfortable wearing water shoes then feel free to do so.
Dr. Vadim Glukh
Dr. Vadim Glukh commented
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
water shoes maybe good if sharing with someone who has fungus/ warts on their feet
Oct 9, 2013
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Not always: You could use a skid proof bathmat.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
instead of water shoes (which may be difficult for some to put on & take off) a skid-proof shower mat & skid-proof bath mat for safety both inside & outside the shower
Jul 1, 2012
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
if one is unsteady on one's feet (pregnant/arthritic/etc) an alternative might be a sturdy, water-proof stool in the shower
Jul 1, 2012
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
If you are: One who slips it is a good idea, that or some form of slipproof shower mat.

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