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Melissa Lee (Senior Podiatrist, Podiatry, NTFGH) explained the importance of practising food hygiene to prevent fungal infections. Exercises like high intensity interval training (HIIT) are gaining popularity as people are spending more time at home due to the pandemic. She elaborated that this may give rise to overuse foot injuries such as metatarsalgia, heel pain, or result in an acute injury such as an ankle sprain. Shoes should be worn while performing HIIT exercises as they help to absorb shock and provide support. Melissa also advised against purchasing shoes online as it is always recommended to try on shoes physically to evaluate specifications like the amount of support, whether they are too wide or narrow, and assess the potential of rubbing at the heel area.
Registration details of JCH’s virtual caregiver talk titled “Caring For Your Feet” happening on 30 October 2021 are listed in the article. Media ArticlesJurongHealth Campus In The NewsJCH In The News