How the Minimalist Shoe Movement has Effected my Practice, and is Changing Podiatry. Forever.

How the Minimalist Shoe Movement has Effected my Practice, and is Changing Podiatry. Forever.

How the Minimalist Shoe Movement has Effected my Practice, and is Changing Podiatry. Forever.

How the Minimalist Shoe Movement has Effected my Practice, and is Changing Podiatry. Forever.

Summary

We tell patients to support the arch, wear thick-cushioned, motion-controlled running shoes and avoid going barefoot. Does it work? Yes, when you add anti-inflammatories, stretching exercises, cortisone injections, night splints, controlled ankle motion walkers, six to 12 months of recovery and more than $1,000 of patient fees.


“Everyone else is telling me I should be wearing arch supports, running shoes, and not to go barefoot!”

My reply: “Is it working?”

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