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Fear of feet – Podiaphobia

The fear of feet is known as podiaphobia. People with podiaphobia typically become frightened or disgusted whenever they are around feet, even their own. They often don’t let anyone else touch their feet and sometimes wear shoes or socks all day and night so they never have to see their own feet. Like most phobias, the fear of feet is usually an irrational fear. Many people can overcome irrational fears with a cognitive-behavioral therapy tactic called systematic desensitization. This method can help people overcome fear by being exposed to their phobia triggers in a safe and controlled environment.

Above might be the reason for some people in our society to dislike anyone around them in bare feet.

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Bare feet and escalators

As to relative safety, I firmly believe that bare feet are much safer than shoes on an escalator. The reasons are that:

barefooted people can feel and are aware of where their feet are at all times,
barefooted people are acutely aware that the moving parts of an escalator do have the potential of doing damage to feet, and
barefooted people aren’t lulled into the false sense of security that a shod person might get as a result of seeing the “No Bare Feet” signs, and so are extra careful.

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Doctors don’t learn

Going Barefoot? Beware!
Tips for a safer barefoot summer

Millions of Americans will go barefoot this summer, and thousands will suffer injuries such as cuts and puncture wounds. Some will develop nasty infections that may require surgery.

The best way to protect feet and toes from injury is to wear shoes. But if your summer just wouldn’t be the same without the sand between your toes or walking in your backyard barefoot, doctors with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) say you can make it a safer season by following these tips.

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Millions of American are going barefoot year around, and 99% of those have no injuries to their feet what so ever. I have been walking barefoot now for just about two years, and never a scratch. Others have walked with bare feet for a lot longer and never had any injury as a result.

Those Doctors are from the old school, and just do not want to change and learn new things… retire them, put them out of their misery. The tips they give are useless, and getting old.

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About our ankles

your ankle contains a shock absorber and propulsion engine needed to sustain the pressure caused by lifting and doing high impact activities like running. That is why when you run barefoot, you have less chance of a foot injury. When your sole makes contact with the ground, it automatically communicates with your ankle on how much shock absorption to give it and where to place your foot. If your sole, however is blocked from making contact, the ankle does not know how to read that message. That is why when you land on an uneven surface with your shoe, you will sometimes cause a sprain in your ankle. On the other hand, when you step on an uneven surface barefoot, your ankle immediately picks up the signals sent by the neurons of your foot and there is less of a chance of spraining it.IMG_0606

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