Maryland Podiatrist Emphasizes the Importance of Wearing Proper Foot Wear

Feet take a beating. The effects of obesity and sedentary lifestyles, plus modern foot coverings — shoes — often not only fail to protect the foot but instead abuse the little darlings. And trouble can start early. Dan Michaels, DPM of the Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Institute, LLC said children frequently show an unnatural degree of pronation, an inward roll of the foot, and supination, an outward roll of the foot.

 

 

Dr. Michaels said such conditions can lead to gait problems and, later, orthopedic issues. Michaels, a runner, emphasizes the importance of wearing the right shoes, which he says provide protection from “stepping out of bed in the morning, until getting in at night.”

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The Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Institute, LLC Team

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