The feet are an important part of our body, they support our weight, keep us standing and take us anywhere, if we do not use the right footwear, we hurt them, we fill with corns and calluses and the pain does not allow us to do normal activities, in This article will tell you how to get the most comfortable sandals , so that you do not continue to torture your feet.

Let’s face it: sandals / flip flops / flip flops / flip flops , and many other names as they are known, are the best and a necessary tool in our day to day, especially in the heat. They keep your feet cool, are easy to wear, and come in a million colors and styles that just about anyone can love. They are informal and elegant at the same time. Are funny. They are friendly and get you out of a tight spot. But…

They are also quite terrible for your feet. All of this matters especially when we are in flip flop season.

Wearing flip-flops is better than going barefoot because they provide some protection for the bottom of your feet, but that’s about it, says Dr. Christina S. Long, a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

“Flip-flops don’t offer arch or heel support, and you have to hold them with your toes to keep them on. Using them for too long or for the wrong activity can cause a lot of different problems. ”

Podiatrists blame the sandals for blisters , bacteria, fungus, viral infections, poor posture, heel pain, bunion exacerbation (and formation), hammer toe problems, athlete’s foot, plantar fasciitis, cracked heel, and missing arch support.

In a 2008 study, researchers at Auburn University found that flip flops actually change the way users walk, sometimes permanently. Those changes can wreak havoc on the rest of the body, with noticeable effects on everything from the wearer’s posture to gait.

What does this all mean? Should you throw away the twenty-three pairs of sandals you have in the trash?

Well not exactly. And besides, we know that you really won’t listen when we tell you to remove them from your shoe rack. Like chocolate cake and red wine, flip flops are totally fine in moderation.

Tips to keep your feet healthy if you wear sandals

  • Don’t drive if you wear flip flops.
  • Buy some really good quality sandals.
  • Don’t wear worn sandals.
  • Check where you go if you wear sandals.
  • At the end of the day, take special care of your feet.
  • Opt for leather sandals.

Tips to get the most comfortable sandals

If there is a way to use beautiful and comfortable sandals that make our feet look but without mistreating them to achieve this wonder, you just have to follow these tips on how to get the most comfortable sandal , it is about knowing what to choose and what to reject and about That way you can show your feet, without hurting them.

1. Flip flops are great for pool side play, gym showers and locker rooms, and on short trips to the store, but be careful to go overboard with those borderless styles. These flip flops add extra pressure on the toes, the heel slides from side to side, creating friction.

2. Do not use them for running, walking, walking long distances, standing for a long time, or playing sports. Sandals may be a better option, but they’re still not as favorable as running shoes if you’re going to be active.

3. This can form a thick, hard, dry skin buildup known as callus tissue on the bottoms of the feet. Over time, this tissue can eventually crack, causing the cracked heel to become very painful or the tips of the toes to become inflamed.

4. Whenever possible, opt for a sandal that has some arch support and a cushioned sole . This will be hard to find in flip flops and some thong sandal styles , but it does exist. Finding supportive shoes will greatly reduce some common foot problems.

5. Wear the right shoes according to what you have to do in the day, if you know that you have to walk a lot, wear shoes that support your feet, in this case forget the flip-flops and opt for a closed and comfortable shoe that supports your foot and protect it.

6. If the sandal is too big, your foot will slide around, creating blisters. It could also cause the toes to stick to the floor of the shoe resulting in unidentifiable foot pain that gradually occurs after a long day of walking and shopping.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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