Your Favorite Pair of Flip-Flops May Be Damaging Your Feet
We are in the midst of summer, and everyone is taking out their favorite pair of flip-flops. Little do they know, flip-flops offer lack of protection against falling objects, and can lead to internal foot damage to bones, according to Laura Schocker of Huffington Post.
Spokesperson for the American Podiatric Medical Association believes flip-flops can trigger foot ailments such as: tendonitis, stress fractures, foot pain, ankle pain, blisters, and plantar fasciitis. "The feet are the foundation of your whole body. This is the base of the skeleton," says Jackie Sutera, a podiatrist in New York City.
Speaking to a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC help you better understand the steps you can take to ensure that your feet stay healthy while wearing flip flops.
Flip-Flops and Feet
How Can Flip-Flops Affect Me Long-Term?
· Ankle problems
· Hip problems
· Lower back problems
· Changes in the way you walk
Are there injuries associated with flip-flops?
· Sprained ankles
· 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. Replacing your flip-flops every 3-4 months is suggested to provide maximum support and protection for your feet.
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