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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe For Kids To Go Barefoot All Summer

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Is it safe for kids to go barefoot all summer?

Is it safe for kids to go barefoot all summer?

?????: This is a strange question. Shoes were invented to prevent injury and infection to the foot. If the child is very aware of all potential hazards that he or she my step in then the answer is yes going barefoot is safe. I, however, do not know many children that possess those abilities. ...Read more

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I had roundworm as kid, was it because I went barefoot, played in uncovered sandbox, or kissed my mouser cat?

I had roundworm as kid, was it because I went barefoot, played in uncovered sandbox, or kissed my mouser cat?

No: You get hookworms (not roundworms) from going barefoot in a sandbox or elsewhere that's infested. You'd don't get worms from your cat (they're species specific). You get round worms from eating contaminated food. Kids put their hands in their mouth and don't always wash their hands before eating so they're especially susceptible. ...Read more

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Is running barefoot safe?

Is running barefoot safe?

Be careful: As true barefoot running obviously has to be undertaken in a area with limited damaging material(think sharp pointy objects) on the ground. Even if you are using minimalist shoes, understand that if you choose to goes this route to run, you have to ease into footwear like this, particularly if your previous shoes were heavily cushioned. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use an eliptical machine barefoot?

Is it safe to use an eliptical machine barefoot?

Sometimes: It's ok as long as you never get off the machine and have to put your feet on the floor where others have brought in dirt, glass, bacteria, fungus, and weed killer on their shoes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to run barefoot with fallen arches?

Is it safe to run barefoot with fallen arches?

Probably not: Running puts a lot stress on the foot. Having a hood motion control running shoe and extra support will usually be helpful. Custom orthotics are sometimes needed. See your sportsmediciine podiatrist. If you want to try running barefoot, be very cautious and start slowly. Dr l. ...Read more

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Is it safe to walk barefoot on a treadmill when exercising?

Is it safe to walk barefoot on a treadmill when exercising?

Yes and no: The machine manufacturer will tell you no. It is common practice. ...Read more

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Would it be safe to walk barefoot right after getting a leg cast removed?

Would it be safe to walk barefoot right after getting a leg cast removed?

Not really.: Why did you have a fracture? I like my patients to go into a flat or 4mm drop shoe for stability. The foot usually is fairly soft too. ...Read more

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Is it better for a baby to walk barefoot or with shoes who holds the ankle? What about sandals for summer? Should it holds ankle too?

Is it better for a baby to walk barefoot or with shoes who holds the ankle? What about sandals for summer? Should it holds ankle too?

Shoes: Always better to wear shoes. Above the ankle may be better for stability, but if there are issues like flat feet etc, se ur podiatrist for shoe and sandal recommendations and possibly orthotics. ...Read more

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I walked through dried blood on sidewalk and walked in my house/feet on furniture. Did I contaminate things/is it safe to pick things up/walk barefoot?

I walked through dried blood on sidewalk and walked in my house/feet on furniture. Did I contaminate things/is it safe to pick things up/walk barefoot?

Probably not: Unless the blog was wet and got all over your shoes then drip on the floor and rug etc you may have brought in infectious agents. If you are worried there are wipes that will kill 99.9% of the bacteria and viruses. If your furniture tolerated this you can kill the contaminants ...Read more

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Is it safe to run bare foot on a treadmill?

Wear shoes: Barefoot running is really not a good idea. I would recommend the "toe shoes" or skeleton shoes to simulate barefoot running if you really want to have the feel of barefoot but decrease your chances of hurting yourself. ...Read more

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Is it true that when we ae at home it is best for my child to walk bare feet?

Not necessarily: Depends on what type of floor surface and how much walking is being done. Walking a lot on hard surfaces such as tile is not good. ...Read more

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What is the difference between wearing sneakers and going barefoot while working out at home?

What is the difference between wearing sneakers and going barefoot while working out at home?

Trip to the Doctor: Shoewear is not just a fashion statement. Protect your toes from fractures or dislocations, support your arch, and pad your heel. 80% of foot problems that present to my office could be prevented by a comfortable pair of supportive shoes worn most of the time. ...Read more

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How come people go barefoot when they do yoga?

How come people go barefoot when they do yoga?

Self...: Yoga is best done barefoot to create a sense of "self-awareness". The "grounding energy" felt during the practice of yoga is accentuated when there is direct contact between your feet and the ground. Your balance also tends to be better when you are barefoot. Namaste! ...Read more

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Are there risks to going barefoot at the beach?

Are there risks to going barefoot at the beach?

Lacerations: Lacerations and puncture wounds would be the major concern. Otherwise walking on soft clean sand for short periods of time can be somewhat therapeutic. ...Read more

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What is better for your feet -- wearing flip flops or going barefoot?

What is better for your feet -- wearing flip flops  or going barefoot?

There is a whole: Debate about barefoot walking/running. Personally, i think we were born barefoot and there is nothing wrong with barefoot walking unless it hurts. Running is a different issue because nowadays streets have hard pavements and the hard pavement is not flexible like a dirt or grass floor and stress on asphalt may cause injury. Nowadays, flip flops with arch supports are available as well. ...Read more

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What is the chance of getting tetanus from going barefoot at the beach?

What is the chance of getting tetanus from going barefoot at the beach?

Only if there isCut&: The Tetanus germ can only enter your body if there is a cut in the skin.And that too if you have not been actively immunized against Tetanus and your last booster was more than 10 years ago. So every one who is worried about Tetanus should get their DT or Tdap booster every 10 years as an adult if you had your active immunization as a child ...Read more

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Will my feet grow if i go barefoot a lot?

Will my feet grow if i go barefoot a lot?

At 33...not really: At 33, your feet have stopped growing because the epiphyseal plates (growth centers) have closed. Not due to any shoe worn. However, as we mature, the ligaments which hold bone and joints together begin to stretch (this happens too with pregnancy) and can increase your shoe size. ...Read more