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November 02, 2015
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Flip-Flops   Shoes   Boots  

With the official start of fall now here, many people are switching out their summer flip-flops and sandals for shoes and boots. To throw in some fall foot care and prepare the feet for the next two seasons covered in shoes, consider some simple steps: exfoliation, moisturizing, taking care of the nails, and getting a pedicure. To exfoliate the feet, simply rub a pumice stone to reveal fresh skin. Soften skin with a heavy-duty moisturizer right after you shower. Keep nails looking healthy by trimming and filing them regularly.     

Regardless of season or weather, everyday foot care should be practiced year round. For more information about everyday foot care, consult with Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn will provide you with the foot- and ankle information you seek.

Everyday Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. After all, without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks. It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before, for example.

For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops.

Also, wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Flip-flops, despite their usefulness around the pool, should not be worn on pavement or while playingAnchor sports, reports Dr. Melissa Leber, assistant professor of orthopedics at the Icahn School of Medicine. “No one should be running in flip-flops,” she commented. “Noting faster than a walk.”

Twisted ankles are often a result of the wearing of flip-flops due to their lack of support. In toddlers or growing children, twisted ankles can create mild fractures because of their weaker growth plates and bones. Many patients with broken toes and damaged toenails have seen Dr. Leber after falling on stairs or tripping on curbs while wearing flip-flops.

While many praise flip-flops for their comfort, the long-term effects of flip-flops can be detrimental. For more information about the effects of flip-flops, consult with podiatrist Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

Flip-Flops and Feet

When the weather starts warming up, people enjoy wearing flip-flops. Flip-flops are comfortable, stylish, and easy to slip on and off, perfect for any summer beach goer. However, these shoes can cause harm to the feet.

How Can Flip-Flops Affect Me Long-Term?

  • Ankle problems
  • Hip problems
  • Lower back problems
  • Pain in the balls of the feet
  • Problems with foot arches
  • Changes in the way you walk

Are there injuries associated with flip-flops?

Yes. Since flip-flops are relatively weak and do not provide the same amount of support as sneakers, people who wear flip-flops are more susceptible to injuries. On top of that, the open nature of the shoe makes your feet more prone to other problems, such as cuts and even infections. Common injuries and ailments include:

  • 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.

For more information about Flip Flops and the Feet, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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