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Foot Care
October 24, 2017

Are flip-flops bad for your feet?

They’re cheap, easy to slip on, and certainly help keep your toes cool on scorching hot days. The bad news though, is that flip-flops aren’t the most sensible and safest choice of footwear. These shoes are flimsy and provide little to no protection for your feet, making you vulnerable to foot pain, muscle fatigue, blisters, hammer toes, and injury. Because of their lack of support, flip-flops can even change your natural gait (the way you walk), which can cause problems for your knees, hips and back. What’s more, they’re a breeding ground for bacteria. Researchers at the University of Miami…
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Foot Care
January 29, 2016

Are your flip flops foot-friendly?

By Grant Wood Summer means beaches, braais and freeing your feet from closed shoes – bring on the flip flops! They’re the season’s footwear of choice, but podiatrists aren’t convinced they’re foot-friendly. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons. (more…)
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