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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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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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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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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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