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Running barefoot, now pain in arch of foot. Back to shoes?
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Running barefoot is a fairly new fad.
Change in activity, should be done gradually.When going from a good supportive shoe to no shoes, different muscle groups are worked and bone and ligaments are stressed differently.This can lead to overuse and breakdown(injury). If you are going to try barefoot or minimalist shoes, start with kicking around in them for few days, then short walks to running.Dr l.

In brief: Yes
Running barefoot is a fairly new fad.
Change in activity, should be done gradually.When going from a good supportive shoe to no shoes, different muscle groups are worked and bone and ligaments are stressed differently.This can lead to overuse and breakdown(injury). If you are going to try barefoot or minimalist shoes, start with kicking around in them for few days, then short walks to running.Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Back to shoes
You may have put on too many miles too fast and may need support and cushioning of shoes.

In brief: Back to shoes
You may have put on too many miles too fast and may need support and cushioning of shoes.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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In brief: Yes
Most of us need the support and cushion of a well made running shoe to run on the varied surfaces in todays world.

In brief: Yes
Most of us need the support and cushion of a well made running shoe to run on the varied surfaces in todays world.
Dr. Jeffrey Boggs
Dr. Jeffrey Boggs
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