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Can walking bare foot lead to sickness?

Can walking bare foot lead to sickness?

Only if you : Step on something that punctures your skin and you develop an infection, including tetanus. Unless you're completely familiar with the floors you walk on, it's always best to wear some sort of shoe or even a slipper... Flip flops... Something! ...Read more

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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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I am having pain walking bare foot on the curved portion of the foot?

I am having pain walking bare foot on the curved portion of the foot?

Arch enemy: Sounds like an arch issue. Shoes will comfort your arch on the uneven bare-footed terrain. Wear some shoes and if no better see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it true walking bare foot is not good if you have high arches?

Is it true walking bare foot is not good if you have high arches?

It depends on factor: Anything in moderation is fine however high arched feet may be more prone to problems with increased activity it's always a good rule to start slowly on a soft surface, but in the long run a good pair of shoes and an orhtoses may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Any possiblity to back pain due to the bare -footed walking on ceramic tiles?

Any possiblity to back pain due to the bare -footed walking on ceramic tiles?

Yes: The foot was not meant to walk on hard surfaces. The bones, joints and ligaments will tend to stretch and go out of place-- when the foot flattens out, the muscles in the leg are stretched, the person becomes 'knock-kneed' and that throws out the balance up to the spine. ...Read more

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Is it true that for a 3-year old its better to walk bare foot?

Is it true that for a 3-year old its better to walk bare foot?

Not really: Properly fitting shoes are the best just to protect the feet. ...Read more

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Is it bad for your feet to walk barefoot?

Is it bad for your feet to walk barefoot?

No: It is actually good for your feet to walk barefoot as long as you are not walking on glass or some abrasive surface. Walking barefoot is a more natural position for your feet without having to adapt to shoe wear. ...Read more

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What should I do for discomfort in the ball of my foot? Feels like I'm walking on rocks when I walk on a hard floor barefoot.

What should I do for discomfort in the ball of my foot? Feels like I'm walking on rocks when I walk on a hard floor barefoot.

Suggestions: There are several things that can cause this sensation. First do some warm soaks and massage of that area for a few days. Also don't go barefoot to protect your foot and wear socks and good supportive shoes. If the problem does not resolve then see a podiatrist or your family doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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When I am walking barefoot, I walk on my tiptoes. Have you heard of foot drop in a nineteen-year-old?

When I am walking barefoot, I walk on my tiptoes. Have you heard of foot drop in a nineteen-year-old?

Tiptoes: What you are doing is called toe walking. As you are 32, I have to assume that isn't you. Drop foot can occur at any age and is a neurological problem, usually. ...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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Right foot hurts on left side when I walk barefoot when sitting whole foot itches. Icyhot does nothing been going on for a week

Right foot hurts on left side when I walk barefoot when sitting whole foot itches. Icyhot does nothing been going on for a week

See below: Shoes usually provide more cushion and support than barefoot: especially on hard services. Be careful on harder surfaces such as tile. If condition persists, see podiatrist for examination. Itching could be fungus, allergic reaction or other condition. ...Read more

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Feet constantly achy, and are in excruciating pain after standing all day. Can't walk barefoot at all. Bone pain everywhere in feet. Causes?

Feet constantly achy, and are in excruciating pain after standing all day. Can't walk barefoot at all. Bone pain everywhere in feet. Causes?

Weight Mgmt critical: Our feet are made up of 26 bones and lots of ligaments and very small muscles & tendons that attach them to the bones. That means that being overweight places extreme pressure on our feet. When combined w/standing all day probably for work I assume, our feet can be crushed. I would work w/your MD & nutritionist to explore options now that new meds are out which might jumpstart or augment diet changes ...Read more

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Did zumba barefoot a week ago at home and ball of foot really hurts what is wrong and how long will it take to recover. Painful to walk but no swellin?

Did zumba barefoot a week ago at home and ball of foot really hurts what is wrong and how long will it take to recover. Painful to walk but no swellin?

Without you in: The office being examined I don't know whatis wrong possibilities include: sesamoid fracture or inflammation, neuroma, plantar fascitis, stress fracture of metatarsal, tendonitis.... ...Read more

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Cannot walk barefoot or wear flat shoes. Ball of foot feels swollen but doesn't look swollen. Have to wear clogs?

Few possibilities: Including plantar fascitiis, stress fracture, plantar plate tear among some more common disorders. Advise a check up with a podiatrist. ...Read more

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From my childhood days when I used to walk or play barefoot I would get pain on my legs and foot and I'm still suffering. What do you recommend?

From my childhood days when I used to walk or play barefoot I would get pain on my legs and foot and I'm still suffering. What do you recommend?

Start with alignment: Most commonly these symptoms are as a result of poor alignment of the foot, which can cause shin splints and foot fatigue. I would start with a good pair of orthotics. They should be rigid with good arch support and heel control (not dr scholl's). See a podiatrist for a full examination and diagnosis, and they will help you with other treatment options. ...Read more

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The top of my foot is swollen, painful and inflamed. Difficult to walk barefoot. Swollen every evening. 3 weeks. Along middle toe bone.

The top of my foot is swollen, painful and inflamed. Difficult to walk barefoot. Swollen every evening. 3 weeks. Along middle toe bone.

Stop stressing it.: Swollen painful and inflamed are certainly signs that something is amiss. Swollen in the evening and along the third toe sounds like a possible stress fracture of the 3rd metatarsal. The possibility of an infection must be considered, however my money is on the fracture. Rest, elevation and ice will help but you need to have it thoroughly evaluated and a treatment plan started. ...Read more

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I got a splinter or something in my foot about 4 months ago, and it's been a little painful to walk barefoot during that time. It also hurts with any pressure applied to the small area, and it is a small visible bump/lump right there, slightly brown color

I got a splinter or something in my foot about 4 months ago, and it's been a little painful to walk barefoot during that time. It also hurts with any pressure applied to the small area, and it is a small visible bump/lump right there, slightly brown color

End the Problem.: A talented surgeon should have no difficulty extracting the foreign body, or what's left of it, along with dealing with the inflammatory tissue. Probably best performed under an out-patient setting but in-office could be possible. ...Read more

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What could cause my toes on both feet to be sore and numb, worse when l walk. Also cant walk barefoot, hurts. Dr said from back but hard to believe?

What could cause my toes on both feet to be sore and numb, worse when l walk. Also cant walk barefoot, hurts. Dr said from back but hard to believe?

Sore feet: Misalignment in back can cause pain in legs and feet. Please see a foot doctor who can give you a more specific diagnosis and treatment, perhaps inserts for your shoes. Are you diabetic? That can be the issue also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Kicked a door barefoot. My right foot hurts when I walk, lift up my toes and even just resting. Constant throbbing. Did I break something? What is it?

Kicked a door barefoot. My right foot hurts when I walk, lift up my toes and even just resting. Constant throbbing. Did I break something? What is it?

See a doctor: Trauma can result in contusion (bruise) or fracture. You will need to see a doctor to determine the nature of the injury. An x-ray may be needed to diagnose a fracture. ...Read more

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