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Allison Walker of Siouxland Matters asserts that wearing flip-flops provides no benefit to the wearer. Walker states that wearing flip-flops for an extended period of time can increase the likelihood of sustaining foot and ankle injuries. Some of these risks taken just by wearing flip-flops include heel pain and ankle injuries from slipping.
If you must wear them, opt for flip-flops that can provide adequate support. Mike Pape of Rudolph’s Shoe Mart says, “There are different types of what they call orthotics or foot beds that are in the various shoes and sandals . . . Now there’s all the different components that go into making the different arches.”
If you must wear flip-flops,try not to wear them for too long. If you have questions, see podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz will provide you with quality foot and ankle care.
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, perfect for any summer beach goer. However, these shoes can cause harm to the feet.
How Can Flip-Flops Affect Me Long-Term?
-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 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:
-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 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; make sure you are purchasing your flip-flops from a respected brand too.
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