In the past few years, safety shoes have become a popular purchase in the US and worldwide.
They’re also a major expense for manufacturers, who must spend hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to supply the US market with new safety shoes.
But a new study suggests that the best shoes for those who work at home may not necessarily be the best for those at home.
A new study published in the American Journal of Physical Therapy found that wearing a pair of safety shoes during the day may actually increase your risk of hip fracture and ankle sprains.
The researchers found that people wearing safety shoes on a regular basis had a 15 percent higher risk of ankle sprained ligaments than those who didn’t.
“We don’t really understand why that is, but it is a very interesting finding,” said Dr. Jonathan Levenson, an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Florida and lead author of the study.
Levenson and his colleagues examined data from more than 2,000 people who had hip and ankle injuries in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2003 to 2011.
The researchers collected data on the number of hip fractures, ankle sprain, and hip fracture in the participants, how long they were in the hospital, and the severity of their injuries.
They also used this data to predict hip fractures and other injuries over the next two years.
They found that those who worked at home were two times more likely to have hip fractures than those working in offices or at retail stores.
Those who worked in the office had a slightly higher risk.
But there was also a clear trend in risk that went both ways.
Those who worked full-time at home had a significantly higher risk than those in other types of jobs, including service and retail workers.
Dr. Levensa told CNN that working at home increased the risk of both hip fractures as well as ankle spraining.
He said this finding may explain why some workers in the private sector seem to have the highest risks of hip and other joints.
It’s not just the people who work from home that may be at risk, he said.
According to the study, those who had the highest hip fracture risk were those who were most likely to be wearing safety goggles or shoes that were more than half an inch (1.3 cm) too small.
Those with lower hip fracture rates also tended to have shorter or no shoe sizes.
“It is very clear that the risk from wearing a safety shoe is higher for people who are wearing them daily than it is for those working from home,” said Levensson.
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Levensons findings come at a time when the number and type of sports shoes and shoes for runners are increasing in popularity.
In 2013, the US Department of Health and Human Services issued a recommendation to make shoes more comfortable for people working in the field, such as truck drivers and security guards.
Some experts have even suggested that wearing safety gear during the workday could prevent hip and knee injuries.
While the study did not specifically address safety for those in office jobs, the researchers say their findings are a reminder that wearing protective footwear during the daytime may actually be more beneficial for those with hip fractures.
“I think the next step is to get the whole shoe community on board,” Levenseson said.
“If they have the right equipment, it will be better for them.”
This article has been corrected to correct the location of the National Institutes of Health grant in the caption of this article.