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I lift my toes when I walk so that I only walk on the ball of my foot. Is this ok?

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In brief: Can be harmful

Walking only on the ball of foot can lead to foot pain or a condition called metatarsalgia.
It can also lead to painful blisters and/or calluses, sometimes stress fractures of the metatarsal bones. Use your whole foot to walk, its designed that way.

In brief: Can be harmful

Walking only on the ball of foot can lead to foot pain or a condition called metatarsalgia.
It can also lead to painful blisters and/or calluses, sometimes stress fractures of the metatarsal bones. Use your whole foot to walk, its designed that way.
Dr. Christopher Pappas
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In brief: No

The gait cycle needs you to push off with your toes.
.Anything else could cause foot strain.

In brief: No

The gait cycle needs you to push off with your toes.
.Anything else could cause foot strain.
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