Find A Sturdy Pair if You Like Wearing Flip Flops

Many popular flip flop brands exist for men as well as women, and offer comfort and leisure for everyday casual activities. Flip flops can come in many different versions, ranging from flat sole leather to rubber slippers, and can have “V” or “Y” straps. Thenationonlineng.net suggests wearing flip flops as more casual wear, and leather flip flops for more formal wear. Flip flops are also great for wearing at home to protect your feet, but make sure to get a comfortable and sturdy pair for your feet.

Flip-flops are not always the best choice of footwear. If you have any questions concerning the feet, consult with Dr. LeKeisha George from Forest Hills Podiatric Medical Care. Dr. George will assist you with all of your podiatric concerns.

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
  • 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 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 Forest Hills, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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LeKeisha Y. George, DPM, Forest Hills Podiatric Medical Care, 71-11 110th Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375 718-520-8811