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Monday, 04 February 2019 00:00

Wearing Flip Flops May Causes Uncomfortable Foot Conditions

There are many people who enjoy wearing flip flops in pleasant weather. It may signify a welcome change to a warmer climate and wearing these types of shoes may be indicative of colder temperatures left behind. People enjoy wearing them for their ease and colors and may be unaware of the potential damage they may cause. This may include a strain in the arch area, in addition to possibly causing severe pain in the heel. There may be other foot conditions that may develop as a result of wearing flip flops, including plantar fasciitis and hammertoe. The possibility of spraining the ankle may increase as the foot rolls inward, and this may be due to a lack of overall support that flip flops may fail to provide. If you would like information on how to choose a more supportive shoe of this type, it is suggested that you speak to a podiatrist who can properly guide you.

Flip-flops are not always the best choice of footwear. If you have any concerns about your feet or ankles, contact one of our podiatrists from Active Foot and Ankle Care, LLC. Our doctors will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

Flip-Flops and Feet

When the weather starts warming up, people enjoy wearing flip-flops.  Flip-flops are comfortable, stylish, and easy to slip on and off; they're perfect for any summer beach goer.  However, these shoes can cause harm to the feet.

How Can Flip-Flops Affect Me Long-Term?

  • Ankle problems
  • Hip problems
  • Lower back problems
  • Pain in the balls of the feet
  • Problems with foot arches
  • Changes in the way you walk

Are There Injuries Associated with Flip-Flops?

Yes.  Since flip-flops are relatively weak and do not provide the same amount of support as sneakers, people who wear flip-flops regularly are more susceptible to injuries. On top of that, the open nature of the shoe makes your feet more prone to other problems, such as cuts and even infections.  Common injuries and ailments include:

  • Sprained ankles
  • Blisters
  • Infections
  • Cuts and Scrapes

I like Wearing Flip-Flops. Are There Safe Alternatives?

When buying flip-flops, try to find ones that have sturdy soles and that are made of high-quality materials that will support for your feet.  These flip-flops will cost more but will also last longer as a result.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Fair Lawn and Riverdale, New Jersey.  We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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