Podiatrist Dr. Shawn Summers from Cascade Foot & Ankle in Yakima says he has treated countless cases linked to flip-flops. "As dry as the air is in Yakima, it can really dry the skin out, causing fissures in your heels and cracked skin, so you just want to be careful while you're wearing them," said Dr. Summers.
|Dr. Shawn Summers
He says it all comes down to having the right support, something the flip-flop doesn't offer much of. But if you're just not ready to part ways with your flip-flops, Dr. Summers suggests looking for a type that isn't flimsy, which means you might have to spend a little more money. Look for a flip-flop that offers plenty of support for the arch of your foot.
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.