Dr Oz did a segment called Are Your Shoes Destroying Your Feet? Doctor Oz knows how women love their shoes, but could your shoes be hurting your health? From Shearling Boots like Uggs to high leather boots to, even, flats – are you shoes hurting your feet and what can you do about it?
Dr Oz: Uggs Are Bad For Your Feet
Dr Oz said that Shearling Boots (like the popular Uggs brand) have two main problems. First, Shearling Boots have no substantial support so your feet just slosh around inside. There is no arch support either. One solution for this problem is to try Shoe Inserts to add extra arch support. The second problem with Ugg-like Boots is that they can make your feet hot and sweaty and many people wear them without socks, which can lead to foot fungus. To fix this problem, try wearing Wicking Socks with your Uggs and / or try an Antiperspirant Foot Spray.
Dr Oz: L-Arginine for Frost Bite & High Leather Boots
Dr Oz said that high leather boots can compress a nerve that is located near the outside of your calf, especially if the boot is very tight, and this can paralyze your nerve which can make it impossible for you to flex your foot upwards. Instead, look for leather boots with a zipper or a tie so that you can loosen them at least when you are seated for long periods of time. Another problem with leather boots is that they are often thin out over time and put your feet at risk for getting frost bite, so try Foot Warmers or L-Arginine Cream.
Dr Oz: Flats Are Bad For Your Feet
Dr Oz said that, believe it or not, even flats can be bad for your foot. Some of the new flat shoes sold to women only separate your foot from the pavement by about 1/8 of an inch. Plus, you often have to struggle and strain your foot to keep the shoe from falling off because they tend to have little structure. If you can bend the shoe in half, then it is not a shoe that you want to walk long distances in. Some of the medical problems that result from wearing flat shoes include Shin Splints and Plantar Fasciitis. Instead, Dr Oz said we should wear 1″ heels.
Dr Oz: Frozen Can of Juice Foot Massage
Dr Oz said that a great way to massage your foot, reduce the inflammation, and to stretch out your arch is to grab a can of frozen concentrated juice from your freezer, place it on the ground, and roll your foot over the cold can. What a fabulous Home Remedy!