Importance of socks

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Is it important to wear socks? For the most part, yes. Socks are just a layer of protection for the foot. When we're in shoes, we really don't know what's the inside of our shoes; so we're running around our feet are going to be running inside the shoe. So socks just separate our feet form the shoe and help protect us from irritation and a lot of times infection. Socks are also a good indicator if we may be prone to skin infections like fungus. Because if we are super sweaters, if we sweat too much in our feet and without socks we wouldn't know that, we would be prone to getting fungus. A wet sock at the end of the day tells us, "Oh you sweat too much. So it'll be a good idea to start changing your socks more often or maybe you need to address the issue." Socks are meant to protect the feet and act as a barrier against irritation and infection. Also, for some people, socks are a good indicator if you've injured yourself. You might not notice it, but if you notice a blood stain in the sock, it's a good sign to take a look at your foot. So socks also give us a good idea if we've hurt ourselves, and that's always important.

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Noah Blumofe, DPM

Podiatrist

Dr. Blumofe was born and raised in Skokie, Illinois. Later he attended the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed his undergraduate studies in 1996, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. He then attended Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago, where he received a second Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences in 1998, and his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine in 2001. Dr. Blumofe's residency was completed at the St. John Detroit Riverview Medical Center in Michigan, which is affiliated with the Kirkside Osteopathic Medical School. The following year he continued his post-graduate training with a two-year surgical fellowship in Long Beach, Calif. His main responsibilities included patient care, diabetic foot and wound care and surgical procedures of the foot and ankle, as well as teaching podiatric residents.

Dr. Blumofe's specialties include diabetic wound care, podiatric medicine, neuropathy, limb salvage, cosmetic foot surgery and sports medicine. He attributes his passion for helping diabetics regain and maintain a more normal life to the experience he had in seeing his mother and his grandfather deal with the realities of the condition. Often, Dr. Blumofe is known to say to his patients that "diabetes is NOT a disease, it is a lifestyle change".

When Dr Blumofe is not working (all four hours of the day that remain), he spends time helping his wife, Sandy, raise their three children Abby, Joey, and Rachel. Dr Blumofe holds a 1st degree Black Belt (ShoDan) in the Jinenkan Martial Arts (though has since retired!)

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