FLIP-FLOPS ARE NEVER SAFE STATES PODIATRIST
posted: Jun 18, 2014.
Podiatrist, Dr. Scott Strolla states, "flip-flops, a favorite footwear for many South Floridians, are never safe. Over the years, I has seen many foot injuries when patients wear flip-flops, including footwear that costs several hundred dollars. I defines flip-flops as a thong sandal with only a V-strap. For diabetics, wearing flip-flops can be problematic for those with neuropathy. They don’t feel or don’t heal as well as healthy people, Strolla says. Consequently, when the V of a flip-flop cuts into the space between their big and index toes, they can’t feel it rubbing. One of his diabetic patients who insisted on wearing flip-flops despite being warned against doing so. That patient, who had neuropathy, developed a deep-space infection that led to the amputation of the big toe and part of his foot."
Toronto Foot clinic, Academy Foot and orthotic Clinics always advises their patients in proper foot wear. Flip-flops should only be worn around pools, on the beach and communal showers so as to avoid contracting fungal infections and warts.
If you or a loved one requires honest, competent advise or quality foot care, please do not hesitate to contact us at 416-465-8737.