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TORONTO CHIROPODIST, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE

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THE AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION WARNS THAT LIGHTWEIGHT SANDALS (FLIP-FLOPS) CAN INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF EXPERIENCING TENDONITIS, STRESS FRACTURES AND OTHER INJURIES.  DR. LARRY KETNER, AN ILLINOIS PODIATRIST STATES, "THE BIGGEST THING IS IT DOESN'T OFFER THE FOOT A LOT OF SUPPORT.  ALSO, SINCE FLIP-FLOPS ARE NOT WELL SECURED TO THE FEET IT'S EASY TO TRIP AND STUMBLE WHILE WEARING THEM.  THAT MAY SEEM LIKE A SILLY HEALTH CONCERN, BUT THEY BRING IN A FAIR AMOUNT OF BUSINESS."

 

PODIATRIST KETNER STATES, " THE PROBLEMS TEND TO BE WORSE  FOR THOSE WHO WEAR FLIP-FLOPS FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME.  AN OTHERWISE HEALTHY PERSON MAY NOT NOTICE MANY HEALTH PROBLEMS, BUT SOMEONE WHO IS ALREADY IN POOR PHYSICAL CONDITION COULD FACE THE MOST PROBLEMS. PODIATRIST KETNER ADVISES TO STAY AWAY FROM CHEAP MODELS; INSTEAD HE STATES, "TRY TO CHOOSE A FLIP-FLOP THAT PROVIDES SOME CUSHIONING AND ARCH SUPPORT AND THOSE WITH A "CUPPING NATURE' THAT HOLD THE FOOT."  

WE GENERALLY TELL OUR PATIENTS THAT FLIP-FLOPS SHOULD ONLY BE WORN AROUND POOLS AND COMMUNITY SHOWERS AND NOT FOR DAILY USE WHERE ANY AMOUNT OF WALKING WILL BE TAKING PLACE.  IT IS IMPORTANT TO WEAR SOME KIND OF SHOE OR FLIP-FLOP AROUND COMMUNITY POOLS, SHOWERS, ETC TO AVOID GETTING PLANTER WARTS AND FUNGAL INFECTIONS WHICH ARE CONTAGIOUS.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WOULD LIKE HONEST, COMPETENT ADVICE OR QUALITY FOOT CARE, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT OUR FOOT CLINIC,

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. JOHN A. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT CLINICS.

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