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Wearing Flip Flops Can Be Harmful to the Feet

Tuesday, 08 November 2022 00:00

Wearing flip-flops during the warmer months is simple, stylish, and convenient. Despite these fun facts, they can wreak havoc on your feet. Foot pain may gradually develop when flip-flops are frequently worn. Most flip-flops don't have arch support, and shock absorption is minimal. Additionally, they are not sturdy shoes, and the heels are not cushioned. The toes work hard to keep the flip-flops securely on the feet, and hammertoe may be a foot condition that develops as the toes bend to keep the shoe from slipping off. Flip-flops are designed in different styles, and it is suggested to choose sandals that have a back strap. This may help the toes to maintain balance instead of gripping the front of the shoe to stabilize the foot. If you have questions about what type of flip-flops to purchase, please confer with a podiatrist who can address any concerns you may have.

Flip-flops can cause a lot of problems for your feet. If you have any concerns about your feet or ankles, contact one of our podiatrists from North Bay Ankle & Foot Center. Our doctors will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

Flip-Flops and Feet

Flip-flops have managed to become a summer essential for a lot of people. While the shoes may be stylish and easy to slip on and off, they can be dangerous to those who wear them too often. These shoes might protect you from fungal infections such as athlete’s foot, but they can also give you foot pain and sprained ankles if you trip while wearing them.

When Are They Okay to Wear?

Flip-flops should only be worn for very short periods of time. They can help protect your feet in places that are crawling with fungi, such as gym locker rooms. Athlete’s foot and plantar warts are two common fungi that flip-flops may help protect your feet against.

Why Are They Bad for My Feet?

These shoes do not offer any arch support, so they are not ideal for everyday use. They also do not provide shock absorption or heel cushioning which can be problematic for your feet. Additionally, you may suffer from glass cuts, puncture wounds, and stubbed toes since they offer little protection for your feet.

More Reasons Why They Are Bad for Your Feet

  • They Slow You Down
  • May Cause Blisters and Calluses
  • Expose Your Feet to Bacteria

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

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