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10 Things to Know About Flip-Flops (Video) - Are your flip-flops harming your foot health? The wrong footwear is oft...

10 Things to Know About Flip-Flops (Video) - Are your flip-flops harming your foot health? The wrong footwear is oft...

Are your flip-flops harming your foot health? The wrong footwear is often the chief cause of foot pain, and many types of flip-flops can cause foot problems due to lack of support and other factors, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). The wrong flip-flops can leave you vulnerable to sprained ankles, ligament injuries, and a higher incidence of cuts, scrapes, and stubbed toes. “During the warmer months of the year, many podiatrists treat a greater number of foot problems that can be traced back to wearing flip-flops,” said Michael King, DPM, president of APMA. “However, people don’t have to give up wearing this type of footwear altogether. There are certain types of flip-flops that offer a superior amount of stability and support than others.” The APMA offers 5 Do’s and 5 Don’ts to avoid a flip-flop fiasco . 5 Flip-flop Do’s: Do gently bend the f...

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