Put an end to flip-flops for your health’s sake. Learn about the hidden dangers and make a wiser decision for your feet.
For all their summertime allure, flip-flops may eventually cause calluses, fungus, and other problems with the foot, according to study.
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1. The possibility of bacteria and fungi
They expose your feet to dangerous bacteria like staphylococcus, which increases your risk of developing serious infections and possibly amputation. Contagious fungal illnesses, such as athlete’s foot and warts, are also widespread. Be careful!
2. A slow pace
Flip-flop wearers had shorter steps and support times, per an Auburn University study comparing the effects of shoes and flip-flops on human locomotion.
3. An increased risk of falling
Wearers of flip-flops are required to maintain consistent grip and foot contact, which reduces walking stability and increases the risk of stumbling.
4. Heel damage
When worn for lengthy periods of time, the thin sole and frequent impact of flip-flops can cause substantial discomfort to the heel.
The only areas on flip-flops where they may be fastened are the side straps, which are in constant contact with the skin and can cause painful blisters that can develop into open sores and harbor bacteria.
6. Permanent damage to the toes
When the foot is worn, it takes on an odd “pincer” position that leads to toe deformities such as hammer toe.
7. Angry calluses
The toe grip required to keep flip-flops on can cause painful calluses, especially between the big and second toes where the thong strap rests.
8. Inaccurate alignment
Because they don’t give the heel proper support, flat shoes can interfere with blood circulation, posture, and weight distribution when worn for extended periods of time.
9. The possibility of tendonitis and bunions
Wearing them changes your posture, which increases the load on your leg joints. This can lead to bunions and other foot problems like discomfort and tendonitis.
10. Dangerous materials
To lessen allergies and your risk of being exposed to the cancer-causing chemical BPA, choose flip-flops made of leather or cotton instead of latex.
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