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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes and no: The machine manufacturer will tell you no. It is common practice. ...Read more
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Going barefoot is not bad but you need to be careful of injury. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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