Press Publication: Time to Look
After Your Feet
Sun Newspaper (15/12/2004)
it's the holiday season and most of us are going to
be wearing different shoes or no shoes at all.
For many of us this change will cause problems that
we didn't have before.
Painful heels when getting out of bed, painful balls
of the feet when walking and tired legs at the of the
day can all be attributed to inappropriate footwear
or no footwear at all.
By walking barefoot, you expose yourself to picking
up a wart or a fungal infection. Also, the surfaces
on which we walk barefoot at home or in the street,
for example, are often too hard and flat and force our
arches to flatten and our feet to roll over.
Wearing decent leather shoes or sandals is the solution
but they often lack support, leading to the painful
conditions referred to earlier. A podiatrist is qualified
to look after this and prescribe the most appropriate
type of orthotic or shoe insole.