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How Bad Are Flip Flops for Your Feet?

Tuesday, 18 October 2022 00:00

Many people choose to wear flip-flops because of their simplicity to slide on and off as well as the various colors and styles they can be found in. Despite their ease, research has indicated they can be harmful to the feet if they are frequently worn. The feet can generally ache from wearing flip-flops too much, and this can be a result of the lack of support they are often designed with. Additionally, they can be worn on dirty floors and in public swimming areas, and bacteria can accumulate on these types of shoes. This can possibly lead to getting a skin infection which may become a serious staph infection. Blisters can form on the feet if flip-flops are worn daily, and this may be from how unsteady they fit on the feet. Plantar fasciitis may be an uncomfortable foot condition that can develop from little or no arch support, and may lead to severe heel pain. If you have questions about flip flops and what type of foot conditions they may cause, please consult with a podiatrist who can answer 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 Dr. Scott Shrem from Garden State Foot & Ankle Center. Our doctor 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 Hazlet, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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