Podiatrist Dr. Steve Rosenberg spills all flat-sandals dirty secrets to the The Huffington Post: "The lack of arch support in sandals and flip flops can cause discomfort in the great toe joint and arch cramps. Without the proper arch support in your shoes the great toe joint is not supported and can cause joint pain when walking. Flat feet can also trigger foot and toe problems when walking in summer footwear without adequate support. The muscles in the arch of your foot get tired, cramp and fatigue eventually going into spasm."
He writes, "the number one complaint I hear in my practice during the summer is, "I need more arch support in my sandals and flip flops and I do not know what to do". Does this sound like you?
Check out the infographic below to see how detrimental flat, unsupportive flip flops can be for your back, knees, and feet.
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