Top 3 Injuries From Wearing Flip Flops

Flip flops are synonymous with summertime! The warm weather arrives and suddenly we throw away the boots and shoes and we break right into those toe-busting footwear.

Despite the fun of summer and the freedom of your toes, there are some injuries to be wary of when wearing flip flops. Take a peek at the Top 3 Injuries!

  1. Fractures – Speaking of toe-busting, having your toes open to the fresh world, you are more susceptible to fractures on those toes when you are giving them freedom to the world that they don’t normally bump into (at least up in the northern states).
  1. Plantar Fasciitis – When going from supportive shoes in the cold months to suddenly wearing unsupportive shoes, this causes the muscles in the foot to work harder creating increased pain in the heel or sole of the foot.
  1. Tendonitis – If you are not used to wearing shoes without support, the mechanics of your bones and may change and flatten out causing the tendons in your ankle to worker harder than they are used to.

If you find yourself struggling with any of these problems, a Body Gears Physical Therapist will help you get back on track to enjoy the rest of your summer! Sorry, we can’t help sunburns!

Authored By: Alyson Entwhistle PT, MSPT

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