The devastating earthquake in Haiti, which occurred on January 12, has gotten the attention of the world-and podiatrists from across the United States have quickly jumped at the chance to provide life-saving care to those injured.
The Internet, and popular audio programs or “podcasts,” have become go-to sources for health information. This podcast addresses the potential perils of barefoot running, the hazards of sky-high heels, and more.
Many victims of the January 12 earthquake in Haiti suffered lower limb amputations as a result of the blast. Unfortunately, many amputees have been shunned by their communities, which can increase the risk of wounds going untreated and worsening.
While the injury risk is well documented, many women still can’t seem to stay away from wearing sky-high heels-with many fashionable styles reaching an average of three times the podiatrist-recommended height.