At Affiliated Foot & Ankle Care, we see many patients at this time of the year who are suffering from foot pain or have sustained an injury due to a popular footwear fashion: flip-flops. These shoes are great for wearing at the pool or in communal showers where they can protect your feet from fungal infections which are transmitted by direct contact. They were never meant to be worn daily, however. Patients who wear flip-flops regularly have a higher incidence of many feet and ankle problems, including:
If you are a frequent flip-flop wearer and are experiencing foot or ankle pain, make an appointment at our Edison (732-204-6630), Monroe (732-204-6802) or Monmouth Junction (732-204-6945) office. Our podiatrists, Dr. Varun Gujral, and Dr. Nrupa Shah will be able to track down the source of your discomfort and determine the correct treatment to bring you relief in addition to modifying your footwear.
Foot Friendly Choices
The good news is that some shoe manufacturers are making improvements to the traditional flip-flop, preserving the ease of wear but adding features that make them healthier for your feet. Look for the following design elements in summer footwear:
Contact our foot doctors for more recommendations of shoe styles that will accommodate any chronic podiatric issues that you have.