PRONATION FROM FLIP FLOPS CAN DAMAGE FEET
posted: Aug. 14, 2019.
Podiatrists say that one of the dangers of flip-flops is abnormal pronation. Pronation creates more movement in the bones, and is a condition that can lead to foot arch collapse, premature arthritis, bunions, and heel spurs, said Dr. Steve Bremer of Mercy Health Center North in Fort Gratiot.
|Dr. Steve Bremer|
Pronation also applies more stress to the inside of the knee, can lead to an early deterioration of hip cartilage as well as increasing the curvature of the spine. Flip-flops increase stress throughout the lower extremities and clearly accelerate the process leading to knee and hip replacement, Bremer said.
Source: Lance Farrell, Times Herald
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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