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Alternating Flip-Flops With Other Shoes

Monday, 11 January 2021 00:00

Many people enjoy wearing flip flops in the summer months because of the ease they offer and their fun styles. However, research has indicated there may be potential foot problems that can occur when flip-flops are frequently worn. This may be a result of the lack of arch support, which may affect the body’s shock absorption. Additionally, foot injuries may happen more often because your toes are exposed, putting them at risk of getting stubbed, or an object fallen on them. It may be helpful to alternate wearing flip-flops with a sturdier shoe, that is better equipped at protecting the feet. If you have questions about the dangers flip-flops may have on the feet, it is suggested that you consult 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 Podiatry Associates of Texas. 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 office located in Arlington, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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