Edmond Chiropractors: Talking about the flip-flop trot
So, the sun is shining, the weather is hot and people everywhere just love to trot around in flat flip-flops. Yes, this is the time of year when tennis shoes get abandoned and people are willing to let their wiggly toes out for all to see. That’s not the problem (even though some of you may disagree), the real problems start to arise when people suffer from wearing those flat shoes. You might be thinking, “wouldn’t I just visit a podiatrist?” That may be something you’d consider, but our Edmond chiropractors have adjusted many hips and even feet as a result of an assortment of pains, including what we’re calling the “flip-flop trot.”
Edmond chiropractors have talked to women who know all too well about the pain that comes along with wearing high-heels on a regular basis. What people don’t realize is that flat shoes, especially flip-flops, can be bad news for you also. When most people wear flip-flops they tend to walk differently than they would in a decent tennis shoe with proper arch support. The thin plastic on flip-flops that wedges between your toes causes pressure against your big toe. This is a subtle difference to some, but the flip-flop trot not only increases risks of pressure pushing up through your toes, but also to your feet, into your legs and even up to your hips. In addition, the toes grip differently to keep the flip-flop from sliding off of your foot.
The incorrectly placed steps caused by wearing flip-flops can lead to such problems such as strains and fractures. Edmond chiropractors know flip-flops are great for the pool or the lake, but limiting your wearing time on a regular basis can help. If you still insist of wearing them, this is where Edmond chiropractors can help! By getting regular adjustments to your spine, hips, and/or feet you can help to improve your flip-flop trot situation.
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