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TWhile design changes have improved the structure of flip-flops, experts agree they shouldn't be your sole choice of summer footwear.he summer is a popular time for wearing flip flops. Although these shoes are trendy for being summer-friendly, they also incur the risk of developing hammertoeand other conditions since the often-flimsy soles do not provide good arch support for your feet. Minimize the risk by seldom wearing flip-flops and of course choosing footwear that provides good support for your body.

A podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. can make recommendations on how to care and find shoes that fit you, as well as help you with any foot pain you might have experienced from wearing ill fitting footwear.

The Importance of Proper Foot Support

Walking is an everyday function for both men and women, and in order to keep your body’s balance in order, you are going to need shoes that provide the proper kinds of support. 

Poor foot support can cause pain and discomfort in the lower back, hips, knees, neck and shoulder. It also can lead to emotional stress, and physiological changes in the body. In order to avoid these problems, you must have proper foot support.

To learn more about the importance of proper foot support and what shoes to consider, visit link below.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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flip flopsWe are in the midst of summer, and everyone is taking out their favorite pair of flip-flops. Little do they know, flip-flops offer lack of protection against falling objects, and can lead to internal foot damage to bones, according to Laura Schocker of Huffington Post.

Spokesperson for the American Podiatric Medical Association believes flip-flops can trigger foot ailments such as: tendonitis, stress fractures, foot pain, ankle pain, blisters, and plantar fasciitis. "The feet are the foundation of your whole body. This is the base of the skeleton," says Jackie Sutera, a podiatrist in New York City.

Speaking to a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC help you better understand the steps you can take to ensure that your feet stay healthy while wearing flip flops.

Flip-Flops and Feet

How Can Flip-Flops Affect Me Long-Term?

· Ankle problems
· Hip problems
· Lower back problems
· Changes in the way you walk

Are there injuries associated with flip-flops?

· Sprained ankles
· Blisters
· Infections
· Cuts and Scrapes

I like wearing flip-flops, are there safe alternatives?

When buying flip-flops, try to find ones that have sturdy soles and are made of high quality materials that will support for your feet.  These flip-flops will cost more, but will also last longer as a result; make sure you are purchasing your flip-flops from a respected brand too. Replacing your flip-flops every 3-4 months is suggested to provide maximum support and protection for your feet.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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