With summer around the corner, a lot of people are waiting to break out their sandals and enjoy the warm weather! However, it’s important to be aware that there are risks associated with wearing sandals that can cause damage to your feet. Our providers of foot spas in Dallas, TX, want to inform you of the possible risks for injury when wearing flip-flops so you can make an informed decision!
While you may be eager to show off your pedicure or simply let your feet breathe, wearing sandals can lead to serious foot injury. If you frequently wear sandals, you may experience pain in your heel, arch, or toes. The risk for these problems is rooted in the design of the sandal itself–your feet and toes are simply trying too hard to hold on to the shoe’s strap, putting strain on the tendons and muscles in your feet as you walk.
Coupled with the lack of arch and heel support, this is a recipe for quickly developing strain-related foot problems.
Frequently wearing unsupportive shoes can lead to the following foot problems:
These problems may occur suddenly or worsen over time, depending on the frequency of wear and the shape of the shoes.
The riskiest sandal are completely flat flip-flops with only one strap between the first and second toe. However, there are other sandal options if you still want to let your feet free. Look for sandals with wide straps, heel straps, and a comfortable supportive sole. Ergonomic sandals can help you avoid injury and future foot problems!
The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about hammertoe and other topics related to podiatry, feel free to contact Dallas Podiatry Works, with a convenient podiatry office in Dallas, TX, by calling 972.564.8556 or by clicking here.
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.
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