Are UGGs good for you, yes or no?

Winter is just around the corner and many of us are now thinking about purchasing a warm pair of UGGs. We all have a love hate relationship with them. They are warm and cosy yet they make our feet work hard when we walk and may cause us pain.

We all know that UGGs do not provide any support or stability around the ankle and our feet tend to role in. Wearing UGGs is like sleeping in a soft bed, it is initially comfortable when you get into it, however the following morning you wake up with an achy back.

With each step we take wearing UGGs, there are forces placed upon the inside of our foot, which can impact on our biomechanics and our kinetic chain. Our feet also tend to sweat in such heat causing a build up of bacteria and fungus.

Wearing UGGs can bring on foot pain from the achilles tendon or plantar fascia being strained causing achilles, tendinopathies and plantar fasciitis. It can also cause or aggravate shin splints, and may bring on knee and back pain.


For those of us who are in love with fashion and are adamant to wear our UGGs my suggestions are:

  • Buy an arch support from your local chemist
  • Don’t wear them all day every day.

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We are a dedicated team of Chartered Physiotherapists working exclusively in your home and providing the highest level of care. We recognise the importance of knowing that you are in safe hands and being looked after. With this is mind, our client management team are here to assist you every step of the way and will answer any questions you may have. We are passionate about helping you to reach your goals, relieve your pain, and improve your mobility.

The benefits of using our service include:

  • All our physiotherapists are hand-picked professionals with years of experience
  • We are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). All our physiotherapists are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 
  • We will arrange visits in your own home (or care home or place of work) at a convenient time to you
  • We work at speed and do not have a waiting list
  • We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments
  • Our team work closely with the country’s leading consultants and specialists in their field
  • You will always have the same physiotherapist visiting you at home
  • You can have as many visits as you require
  • Our fixed pricing structure can be provided in writing so that you can consider it in your own time
  • We believe there is no “one size fits all” approach to care. Your personalised programme and treatment strategy will be unique to you