Not Wearing Socks While Running is Worst Idea Ever: NY Podiatrist
According to Casey Ann Pidich, DPM, an NYC-based podiatrist warns about a common mistake she sees runners making: Running without socks. Calling the move the “worst idea ever,” her reason makes total sense. “Socks help prevent blisters when running, and they also help absorb sweat,” she says. You should consider them an additional layer of protection for your feet—not to be skipped.
Dr. Casey Pidich
In the event of pain—regardless of its cause—Dr. Pidich also tells us when to push through it and when to back off. Turns out, the whole “no pain, no gain” thing isn't always accurate. “If one foot is painful and looks swollen, something is wrong,” she warns. “Stop running and seek a professional, because you may have tendonitis or worse even—a stress fracture.” Most people experience swollen feet at the end of the day, but if one foot in particular looks off, it’s a good indication that something is wrong.
Source: Sarah Stiefvater, MSN Lifestyle [7/4/20]