Cheap and comfortable, that’s the flip-flops. Flip-flops readily available in stores and well liked. These sandals are often used in homes and for non-formal activities as concise and simple. Should not be too long to use flip-flops because the risk of endangering the safety of the foot.
When the summer or holidays, flip-flops with a wide selection of colors and patterns sold in the market. It’s cool to wear sandals for a holiday and relax. But, using the flip-flops should not be arbitrary. Its use should also not be too long.
“Flip-flops provide basic protection to the lower legs to walk around the pool or a hot surface during the summer. Flip-flops can also help prevent plantar warts foot or in a public bathroom,” says Jim Christina, DPM, scientific director of the American Medical Podiatric Association, as reported by WebMD.
Using the flip-flops to play sports or walk up is a big mistake. Unlike shoes, flip-flops are not good to walk away because they do not provide support to the curvature of the foot, heel pads and can not absorb the impact. Wearer can suffer from foot pain, tendinitis and sprained his ankle on the way if you keep using it.
“Flip-flops will make your feet to be flat as flat as possible. For some people, it does not matter, depending on the structure of the foot. But the people whose feet tend to be flat, leg strength to sustain the body weakens,” said Christina
Christina saw a lot of tourists on the beach or Disney World to walk with flip-flops for days and then ends with heel pain. So he suggested that flip-flops should be worn at home.
“During the use of flip-flops are not for a lot of walking, it’s okay. Using the flip-flops for short periods of time is usually not an issue,” says Christina.
In addition, many flip-flops do not protect the surface of the foot. As a result, more at risk of foot piece of glass, thorn, or hit a hard object. For diabetics, foot injuries can be serious gangrenous wounds, and even lead to amputation. People with diabetes need a sandal that can protect and cover his toes.
Many cases the user flip-flops sprained ankle from running or jumping. In severe cases can even cause bone fractures, ligament injuries are severe and require surgery.
“Flip-flops are meant for walking on a flat surface, not to play Frisbee or football. Leg that does not get much more support under pressure,” says Christina.
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