information about flip flopsTo keep flip-flops from ruining the feet, experts from Today Health shared several tips and information about flip flops. Avoid driving in flip-flops, as they can slip off the feet and become a hazard to your safety. Invest in flip-flops of a quality material. Flip-flops should be replaced every few months to offer optimal support. Watch where you walk while wearing flip-flops, as they offer little to no protection against broken glass.
Wearing the wrong pair of flip-flops can be harmful for the feet. To learn more, speak to one of our podiatrists from Foot HealthCare Associates. 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, 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 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

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Michigan. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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