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“Flip flops will KILL YOU!” or “Why Nobody Takes News Seriously Anymore”

June 10, 2008

Wearing Flip-Flops Could Lead to Foot Pain, Local Doc Warns
by KYW’s Lynne Adkins

The summer sizzle is upon us and for most of that means shorts, t-shirts, and flip-flops. But that may not make your feet happy.

Those flat rubber shoes may look great but may not be the best choice of footwear for long periods of time. Dr. Tracey Vlahovic is associate professor at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine:

“Most people, their feet just don’t match up with a flip-flop. Most people have a bit of a flat foot and sometimes wearing a flip-flop can exacerbate any problems they have or may have.”

She says that if you start having foot pain, put the flats away and find a good running shoe or other footwear with good arch support. And, she says, stretching the leg muscles before and after wearing flat shoes can help.

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