Walking barefoot at home is not advised if you are older
Walking barefoot reception is particularly not ideal if you’re older. Podiatrist Nelya Lobkva tells Yahoo Lifestyle that after women hit the age of fifty , “they lose the fat pad within the ball of the foot, diminishing the cushioning.” That change hurts one’s ability to guard the knees, hips, and lower back.
Meanwhile, a study by the Institute for Aging Research of Hebrew SeniorLife also shows that walking round the house without shoes has contributed to falls among the elderly generally (via Science Direct). Many falls resulted in serious injuries, including fractures, sprains, dislocations, and either pulled or torn muscles, ligaments, or tendons. “Our findings show that older people going barefoot, wearing only socks, or wearing slippers could also be at considerably increased risk of falls in their homes. Therefore, older people should wear shoes reception whenever possible to attenuate their risk of falling,” research author Marian T. Hannan explained.