Summertime Footwear

Flip-flops and other thong-type sandals are the most popular shoe wear worn during the summer but they are not necessarily the most comfortable. 

According to Dr. Steven M. Raikin at Thomas Jefferson Medical College, wearing non-supportive flip-flops can contribute to such problems as: plantar fasciitis, heel pain, hammertoes and claw toes, shin splints, muscle pain, and stress fractures. Other dangers arise from increased risk of tripping, which he says often result in torn toenail beds, toe fractures, and ankle sprains or fractures. 

Sandals can cause blisters which can become infected and also exacerbate foot pain. Come in to Parkway Podiatry and see which other forms of shoe wear are acceptable for your unique foot type. 

Credit:

The Philadephia Inquirer - The serious dangers of flip flops

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Parkway Podiatry

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