Flip-flops are one of the worst shoe selections you can make for your feet. Flip-flops lack a supportive section between the inner and outer soles to provide structure under the arch of your foot. They are designed for minimal usage, and hardly provide any support for your feet. Although they are great for the pool, they really shouldn’t be worn anywhere else.
Wearing flip-flops for a long period of time can be harmful for the feet. To learn more, contact one of our podiatrists from Foot Health Podiatry. Our doctorswill provide you with the foot- and ankle information you seek.
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
- Cuts and Scrapes
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.