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Achilles Tendon Injuries linked to Skechers and toning shoes

Posted on Mar 23, 2011
"They're not for everyone," said board certified podiatrist and surgeon Jason Scott of Jacksonville Foot Clinic and the Foot Clinic of Palatka. "Even though these shape-up shoes require wearers to use more of the gastrocnemius muscle, or the calf muscle located in the back of the leg that can help firm and create more muscle tone, they can increase the workload of the Achilles tendon causing Achilles tendonitis."

That's a painful condition often difficult to alleviate, added Scott.

 

Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jaquars.jacksonville.com/news/health-and-fitness/2011-03-23/story/claims-design-shape-shoes-find-support-and-skepticism#ixzz1HQL523De

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