Barefoot is a BIG NO, NO!

Most people enjoy walking around their house barefoot or in socks, but this can be detrimental to your feet. Scottsdale podiatrist, Dr. Mark Forman, DPM, M.B.A., F.A.P.W.C.A. explains that there are several problems that occur when walking without shoes.


Without shoes there isn’t a protective barrier to prevent simple injuries from occurring such as:
  • Stubbed toes.
  • Cuts and scrapes.

Additionally, shoes prevent bigger injuries from occurring when walking around your house. At Put Your Feet First, Dr. Forman and his specialized team treat many patients who develop the following ailments from walking barefoot:

  • Damage to muscles, ligaments, and tendons in both feet and legs.
  • Brittle bones in the feet.

Dr. Forman explains that shoes provide the much-needed support to cushion your feet in areas that are easily strained which cause pulled ligaments, muscles and tendons from your legs to the soles of your feet.

Additionally plantar fasciitis is the pain under your foot, considered the archway between the heel and the toes. Without support from a shoe, this area is strained. In fact, the heel and the ball of your foot receive much more strain causing the archway to inflame.

Finally, as people get older, the fatty tissue or padding on their feet begin to thin out resulting in no barrier between the bones of your feet and hard surfaces. The bones then become fragile and tend to fracture. Dr. Forman explains that the more one walks barefoot, the sooner the fatty tissue dissipates and the increased likelihood of developing an early onset of the above injuries.


Many households don’t like tracking in all the outdoor dirt and bacteria that our shoes collect daily. Therefore, owning a pair of indoor shoes can not only eliminate this problem, but also provide the cushion your feet desperately need. We, at Put Your Feet First, can share some wonderful indoor shoe options to give you the best comfort and support needed for daily indoor use.
It’s too late! Plantar Fasciitis has Struck Again!

If you are already suffering from ailments such as plantar fasciitis, Dr. Mark Forman can provide you with the help you need in his Scottsdale office.


Our team at Put Your Feet First is equipped to provide you with custom-made orthotics that support every crevice of your foot. These orthotics are created from a 3D image that is sent to the lab that uses state-of-the-art equipment and then shipped back to our Scottsdale office. Customized orthotics are critical to wear for both indoor and outdoor use as they not just support your feet, but they help with posture and movement as well.

MLS Laser Treatment

Our MLS Laser machine is FDA-cleared and has truly helped many of our patients. It utilizes a light that penetrates beneath the skin, right into the cellular layer. It then deadens the injured cells and tissue allowing for new healthy cells and tissue to grow. Many patients require about six-ten treatments for maximum benefit. These treatments are painless and last about ten minutes per session.

Contact Us!

We, at Put Your Feet First, do not just put your feet first, we put YOU first! Please schedule a consultation with us today to discuss the best approach to help you heal from your injury and prevent any injuries from occurring.

Reach us through our website or by phone at 480.423.8400. We look forward to helping you and your feet!

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