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Places to Wear Flip Flops

Flip-flops are a popular type of shoes that are worn during the summer months. They can be purchased in a variety of colors and styles, and are easy to wear. They are generally inexpensive to buy and can be fun to wear. Despite the appeal, these types of shoes may not be beneficial for the health of the feet. Flip-flops often have little or no arch support and the entire foot can be negatively affected. The toes often grip harder than they should to keep the shoes on the feet. They are appropriate to wear for short periods such as in public showers or locker rooms, and to the beach. When other activities are performed, it is suggested that sturdier shoes are worn that can better protect the feet. For more information about how the feet can be affected by wearing flip-flops, please consult with a podiatrist. 

Flip-flops are not always the best choice of footwear. If you have any concerns about your feet or ankles, contact Mark Majeski, DPM from Main Street Foot & Ankle, LLC. Our practitioner 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; they're 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 regularly 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

I like Wearing Flip-Flops. Are There Safe Alternatives?

When buying flip-flops, try to find ones that have sturdy soles and that 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.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Toms River, NJ .  We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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