Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Flipflops are so handy--darn!
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Orthopaedic docs says flipflops are fine by the pool, but for all day and pavement and regular wear—not so much.
First, they make you modify your natural gait. You grip with your toes—this can lead to changes in muscles in toes, legs, hips and back.
They also can cause arch pain and even numb nerves.
If you don’t put sunscreen on your feet—ouch!
Flipflops also do not absorb shock on hard surfaces.
Your feet can roll off and get cut or burned on hot asphalt.
Also—I have noticed—they can chafe or hurt the between-the-toe part.
We never have any fun on this blog, do we?