Podiatrist Kris Ford Offers Advice on Minimalist Shoes

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Ford warns that minimalist shoes may not be the right fit for everyone.

San Antonio Podiatrist Kris Ford said runners and athletes have been inquiring about minimalist shoes in recent weeks. These shoes, also known as barefoot-style shoes, are not right for everyone Ford warns, and several factors must be considered before purchasing them.

“Minimalist shoes provide very little support and very little protection from outside elements and terrain,” Ford said. Therefore, they may not be the best option for people who enjoy rock climbing and other similar, rugged activities.

A person’s foot structure also makes a huge difference in whether or not minimalist shoes would be a valid option. Ford said people often forget that shoes are not only meant to support feet, but also protect them.

Ford recommends that runners and athletes seek the expertise of a podiatrist prior to making the decision to go with minimalist shoes. He practices with The Podiatry Group of South Texas. His office is located at 1804 NE Loop 410, Suite 200 in San Antonio. Ford is a member of the Texas Podiatric Medical Association and the American Podiatric Medical Association. He specializes in diabetic foot care, sporting injuries, wound care management, and fracture management. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call his office at 210-610-2822.

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For excellent foot and ankle care in San Antonio, seek podiatrist Dr. Kris A. Ford, DPM. Dr. Ford is a podiatric physician specializing in foot and ankle surgery in San Antonio. He treats a variety of foot and ankle problems, including ankle sprains, bunions, diabetic foot care, sports injuries and fractures. Foot pain should not be ignored. Foot and ankle health is important and requires proper foot treatment. Dr. Ford can always be counted on to provide his patients with the care and treatment that they not only need, but deserve. To learn more, give Dr. Ford a call at 210-610-2822.

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