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Toning Shoes Have Been Suspected of Causing Stress Fractures

Legendary NFL player, Joe Montana, and reality show star, Kim Kardashian, jumped on the Skechers Shape-up bandwagon, but many doctors have yet to be convinced.  The American Council on Exercise released a study that raised serious doubts about the effects of toning shoes.  Consumers are coming forward complaining of injuries and physicians are expressing major concerns.

Stress fractures
have made the list of injuries possibly linked to toning shoes.

According to David M. Davidson, national president of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, when it comes to toning shoes, "there's major risks, especially for adults."

Wearing toning shoes? Recognize the signs of a stress fracture.


If you are among the consumers who purchased a pair of Skechers Shape-ups as a way to tone your muscles, be warned.  You could suffer from painful injuries. It is imperative that you familiarize yourself with the signs of a stress fracture.

A stress fracture is a small crack in the bone.  MayoClinic.com reports the symptoms as follows:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Decreased swelling with rest

Stress fractures aren’t always apparent, at first.  However, as time goes by and the damage spreads, the symptoms will only worsen.  If a stress fracture doesn’t heal properly, it can lead to chronic pain.  It is therefore crucial that you see your physician immediately if you suspect that you are suffering from a stress fracture.

Who is responsible for toning shoe injuries?


If Skechers Shape-ups caused your stress fracture or other injury, you may be able to recover compensation and hold the manufacturer liable.  The best thing to do is to contact an experienced Northern Kentucky injury attorney who will be able to review your case and get to the bottom of what happened.

At the law firm of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson, we have already heard of many people who appear to have been injured by toning shoes.  For a free case evaluation, contact our office today at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297.

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