Podiatrists debunk 12 feet myths

Podiatrists Sarah Haller and Brad Schaeffer debunk 11 myths about feet. They talk about where warts really come from and how to prevent ingrown toenails. They also explain that bunions are not caused by wearing heels — in fact, they’re a deformity in the bone that can only be fixed through surgery. Toe spacers like YogaToes are only temporary fixes.

Haller is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon at Essex Union Podiatry and a costar on TLC’s “My Feet Are Killing Me.” She specializes in musculoskeletal deformities, sports medicine, and post-traumatic reconstruction and revision surgery of the foot and ankle. You can find more about her work here: https://www.essexunionpodiatry.com/podiatrists/sarah-e-haller-dpm-aacfas/

Schaeffer is a podiatric surgery specialist at Sole Podiatry NYC and a costar on TLC’s “My Feet Are Killing Me.” He specializes in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, sports medicine, and wound care. You can learn more about his work here: https://www.solepodiatrynyc.com/bio/dr-brad-schaeffer.cfm

0:00 Intro
0:46 Pedicures gave me toenail fungus
1:34 Cutting the sides of my toenail will prevent an ingrown toenail
2:46 You have warts because your feet are dirty
4:07 Only athletes get athlete’s foot
4:58 Bunions are caused by wearing heels
6:20 My feet are fine because I trained them to walk in stilettos
7:10 You can’t do anything for a broken toe
8:10 It’s normal for your feet to hurt from standing all day
8:57 All inserts are the same
9:56 Sprained ankles are no big deal
10:50 If I can walk after an injury, I don’t need to see a doctor

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