The Benefits of Wearing Flip-Flops

Many people choose to wear flip-flops when the summer months arrive, despite knowing they are not the best type of shoes to wear. They are available in a variety of styles and colors, and are easy to slip on, but frequent use may damage the feet. Most flip-flops are not supportive and are held together by a thin strip of rubber or material that lies between the big toe and the second toe. There are a few styles that can be considered which may contradict this reasoning. These can include flip-flops that have a flexible sole that can help to enhance foot strength, and have a wide toe area where the toes can move freely. A well-designed flip-flop may be able to keep the shoe on the foot, without having the toes ache. If you would like more information about the benefits of wearing flip-flops, please consult with a chiropodist who can answer any questions you may have.

Flip-flops, though they may seem harmless, are bad for your foot health. If you would like to learn more about the many problems that can be caused by frequent flip-flop wear, please consult with one of the specialists from Thornhill Foot Clinic. Our chiropodists can help you maintain the health of your lower limbs and your mobility. 

Flip-flops are the quintessential summer shoe, seemingly perfect for the beach or pool. Unfortunately, these flimsy shoes are not a good choice when it comes to keeping your feet healthy. 

Frequently wearing flip-flops is associated with: 

  • Hammertoes

  • Bunions

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Heel spurs 

  • Cracked heels

  • Plantar warts

  • Athlete’s foot

  • Foot pain

  • Foot and ankle injuries

  • Gait changes

  • Leg, hip, and back pain

The best way to avoid these issues is to swap your flip-flops for more protective and supportive shoes. If you must wear flip-flops, wear them only for short periods of time. 

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

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