Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. The following information is for educational purposes, which covers an array of educational topics. Please note that many of the topics and procedures discussed are beyond the scope of practice of a Chiropodist. Your Chiropodist would be happly to help direct you to the appropriate practitioner as necessary.
We strongly encourage everyone to also consult their family physician regarding all health (including foot care) needs to ensure comprehensive care.
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Work shoes are available in many shapes and have unique features and materials designed for specific occupations and uses. Thick leather boots with steel toe boxes are designed to protect your feet. Boots with varying degrees of traction are also available.
The American Podiatric Medical Association offers the following guide that matches specific occupational hazards with work footwear:
|Falling and rolling objects, cuts and punctures
||Steel-toe safety shoes; add-on devices, such as metatarsal guards, metal foot guards, puncture-proof inserts, and shin guards.|
|Chemicals, solvents||Footwear with synthetic stitching and made of rubber, vinyl, or plastic.|