Lifestyle Changes Help Keep Foot Pain at Bay: MD Podiatrist

Supportive shoes and lifestyle changes, such as maintaining a healthy weight, are the best bets for keeping foot pain at bay, said Dan Michaels, DPM. Sneakers are always a good choice, but if you insist on slippers or sandals at home, choose a pair with arch support.
“If someone can change their lifestyle – lose the weight, not go barefoot, not wear sandals,” they may be able to live foot-pain-free for years, said Dr. Michaels who has not seen an increase in foot pain patients during the pandemic. Most people, however, don’t change their habits and return for treatment when the pain flares up again, he said.