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Doctor insights on: Shoes For Elliptical Training

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

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

No: Running with scissors is dangerous. Running in skechers is not. High heels and platforms are only "dangerous" in pregnancy if you fall or twist your ankle. Most people are not comfortable in them later in pregnancy, but they can't cause any real harm to moms or babies. If you are comfortable in them, go ahead and wear whatever you like. Comfort and fit are the most important features.

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I am going to start working out at a gym, so what shoes should I buy running shoes or training shoes?

I am going to start working out at a gym, so what shoes should I buy running shoes or training shoes?

Varies with activity: It depends on what you are doing in the gym. If you are weight-lifting and doing low-impact cardio (elliptical, biking), then cross-trainers are probably the best choice; but if running shoes feel more light-weight and comfortable, then go for these. If power walking/jogging at the gym, then definitely buy running shoes. You should be fit for either by purchasing at a quality athletic shoestore.

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I'm training for a 5k in November. I get blisters on the back of my heels where my shoes rub against them. How can I alleviate the pain?

I'm training for a 5k in November. I get blisters on the back of my heels where my shoes rub against them. How can I alleviate the pain?

Spenco second skin: Spenco second skin is great as blister protection. You can also use "moleskin" The back of the heel is a common place for blisters, Do your shoes fit well?

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What is the best type of cross training shoe for shin splints and flat feet?

What is the best type of cross training shoe for shin splints and flat feet?

Anti-pronation: If you go to a running store and ask to see anti-pronation running shoes, these will potentially address your problem; new balance is just one example of a brand that makes them.

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Which type of exercise would elliptical training be?

Which type of exercise would elliptical training be?

More cardio, but: With the arm movement, easier to achieve cardio benefits with a lower perception of exertion, since you use more muscles. You will tone, but most strength gains go to the legs! Safe and non-traumatic. Great machines!

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What are the best workout shoes for the gym if cross trainig?

Try running shoes: With some exception, you can do everything in running shoes. They offer the most support and versatility. The only time I recommend against running shoes is with court sports (ie tennis, volleyball, basketball, etc).

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With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats, leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?

With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats, leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?

Varies: It varies somewhat based on the severity of the injury. If it is a fracture, you would be well suited to avoid exercises that put extra strain on that area such as seated military press, etc for 6-8 weeks. If it was more of a soft tissue injury, than basically you would just try to keep your activities to such a level that your pain is not aggravated, but could increase them as tolerated.

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What exactly is a shoe bite?

Shoe bite: Shoe bite is a lay term describing pain caused by ill fitting shoes. Blister, inflammation, etc...Any pain that can be blamed on the shoe. Easily treated.....Stop wearing those shoes!

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I need help with a shoe fetish?

I need help with a shoe fetish?

Consider: Consulting with a psychologist who is experienced with or is an expert with sexual disorders.

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What kind of shoes should I wear to the gym?

Depends: If you are going to run wear running shoes. If not wear a cross trainer or tennis shoe.

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What type of shoe inserts are best?

What type of shoe inserts are best?

Depends...: You need to determine what is causing your pain. Podiatrists will examine and treat the cause of your foot problems but can also recommend proper shoes and if inserts are needed to avoid recurrence. The inserts (aka orhtotics) may be over the counter or prescription.

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What are the best shoes for a senior?

What are the best shoes for a senior?

Some good Some bad.: There are good ones and there are bad ones. Tale a look a "KEEN" shoes. Black industrial shoe, very comfortable.

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Are Hoka shoes good for metatarsalgia?

Shoes are just shoes: Shoe therapy is only marginal treatment. Metatarsalgia is a vague term that could be any one or several different problems, therefore, you must find out which specific problem you have not just that general term. Then if the problem can be solved with just padding the shoes can be used.

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What are good podiatric shoes for kids?

What are good podiatric shoes for kids?

Knowing how to fit: Knowing how to fit shoes on kids is what podiatrists will recommend...Here's a a great video reference - http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=10pwyvbup24;list=pl5d06d809c3207732;feature=share;index=2.

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Can exercising with no shoes on be bad?

Can exercising with no shoes on be bad?

Depends: Barefoot running something to consider. For many this is felt a means to lower injury rates by strengthening feet and returning to a more natural gait. For others this is just not the way to go due to previous injuries, foot alignment, running gait. If you decide to make the change to barefoot do so with caution- take is slow, consider minimal shoe first, run on soft surface, watch for obstacles.

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Does football shoes work for everyday use?

No: Football shoes are a specialized type of shoe most often with short cleats, that are only effective on soft ground.

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What kind of shoes should my toddler wear?

What kind of shoes should my toddler wear?

Varies with need: Toddlers will do well with rubber skid socks in the house if they wear anything. Outside they need protection from a variety of terrains so the choice may vary. The shoe should meet several basic criteria: Fit: roomy enough but not loose; Flex: flexible enough not to pinch or bind a growing foot; Breathable: avoid solid plastics - feet sweat; Sturdy enough for the terrain; not too heavy.

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