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Mairead Ronan

How Has The Pandemic And Working From Home Affected Our Feet?

Over the last year a lot of our habits have changed while we're working from home or making the most...
Orla Ormond
Orla Ormond

3:28 PM - 8 Mar 2021



Mairead Ronan

How Has The Pandemic And Working From Home Affected Our Feet?

Orla Ormond
Orla Ormond

3:28 PM - 8 Mar 2021

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Over the last year a lot of our habits have changed while we're working from home or making the most of our 5km radius, and one of those changes has been what shoes we're wearing. Mairead spoke to chiropodist Lynda Quinn who explained how these changes have been affecting our feet.

Lynda has been seeing a big increase in people coming to see her over the last 6 months who are experiencing foot and leg pain, and a lot of this is down to wearing slippers all day while working from home.

Slippers don't support your foot the way a good pair of shoes would, and you would be better off in your pair feet or wearing shoes for your work hours - even if that's at your kitchen table.

Many of us have also invested in a good pair of trainers for going walking. Lynda told Mairead that trainers need to be replaced more regularly than you might think; they have a life span of 1,000-1,500 miles which is about 4-6 months before they lose the shock absorbency and don't provide the support you need.

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