Your Summer Flip Flops May Be Damaging Your Feet

Your Summer Flip Flops May Be Damaging Your Feet

Now that summer is here, you’re probably spending your time by the pool, cooking out and soaking up the sun in your favorite pair of flip flops. But did you know that flip flops can be one of the top foot pain causes? While these sandals keep your feet cool and are easy to slip on, they can lead to a variety of problems and flip flop foot pain. If you’re sporting your flops daily, you may experience these foot problems from flip flops. 

No Support

These flimsy shoes offer no arch support as they are usually completely flat. While wearing them occasionally doesn’t usually present a problem, wearing them every day all summer can do a number on your feet and back, especially if you do a lot of walking. If you’re planning on walking long distances, leave your flip flops at home and sport some supportive tennis shoes. While they may not be as fashionable, they will prevent you from experiencing flip flop foot pain at the end of the day.

No Protection

While flip flops may protect your feet from the hot surfaces or athlete’s foot in public places, they leave the top of the foot completely exposed to the elements. This could lead to injury to your toes, insect bites or sunburn.

Accidents Happen

Because flip flops are so flimsy, they tend to fold over and move while you’re walking. This often causes wearers to trip over their shoes. Tripping over your flip flops could result in a nasty fall or a sprained ankle. It could even cause a car accident should the flip flop become caught in your gas or brake pedals.

Now that you know flip flops are a common foot pain cause, you may be wondering what alternative summer shoe options there are. Luckily, there are tons of summer 

sandals that are sturdy, supportive, trendy and easy to slip on that you can wear instead of flip flops, allowing you to avoid foot problems from flip flops.
If you’re experiencing foot pain, don’t let it control your life. Contact Dr. Richard Nicols today and let him get you back on your feet again!

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