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“This time of year, I frequently see patients with foot conditions related to wearing flip-flops,” said Dr. Christina S. Long, a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Because they offer little in the way of arch or heel support, flip-flops can cause injuries including stress fractures, muscle pains, tendonitis, arch pain, and heel pain. Wearers are also more susceptible to cuts, bruises, torn nails, insect bites, and sunburn.
 
Dr. Christina Long
 
 
“Wearing flip-flops is better than going barefoot because they do provide some protection for the bottoms of your feet, but that’s about it,” said Long. Sandals are a better “open-air” shoe choice, says Long, especially if they have a sturdy sole with some arch support, a short heel, a wide strap over the top of the foot, and a back strap to keep the heel in touch with the sole. But for optimal arch support, your best bet is a closed-in tennis shoe or sneaker.
 
Source: Sarah D. Young, Consumer Affairs [6/30/17]  
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PMP News.  
 
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