Japanese experts warn 3 groups of people absolutely should not wear flip-flops and notes when wearing this type of sandals

Plastic surgeon Nagumo Yoshihide wrote an article on the Japanese website “Hint-Pot”, pointing out the pros and cons of wearing flip-flops. Nagumo pointed out that the soles of sandals are generally thin, the center position is flat, cannot support the center of gravity of the foot, and at the same time do not hug the sides of the foot, so it is difficult to hug the foot, requiring a lot of impact when walking on Hard background, wearing sandals for a long time will increase the burden of walking a lot.

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Based on the design of the sandals, Dr. Nagumo suggests that the following three groups of people should avoid wearing flip-flops.

1. People with ankle sprains

People with sprains have less lateral ankle support and flip-flops do not fully cover the soles of the feet, which puts pressure on the feet and even aggravates existing conditions.

2. Diabetics

People with diabetes are often insensitive to severe pain in their toes when wearing sandals, which gradually leads to the wound getting bigger and bigger.

3. People who are obese

Both feet bear the entire weight of the body, even wearing flip-flops can’t eliminate shock and gravity, making the foot more susceptible to injury.

Taiwan (China) physiotherapist SunGuts once explained in a movie that people who like to wear flip-flops are prone to three types of foot diseases.

– Pain in the instep

Flip-flops have less coverage on the instep, the toes and instep will inadvertently protrude slightly when walking, which can cause inflammation and pain in the instep muscles over time.

The muscles that control the instep are the dorsi extensors and anterior tibialis of the calf to the instep. If the pain in the instep becomes severe it will progress to the front of the calf.

– Plantar fasciitis

The sole is too slippery with only a small piece to support, the toes will begin to exert force to increase firmness. Over time, the small muscles of the soles of the feet become tense, causing inflammation, which in turn leads to plantar fasciitis.

– Ankle sprain

There are many muscles that cover the front and back of the foot but lack muscles that cover both sides, so most sprains are on the left and right side of the ankle.

The ankle is mainly fixed by ligaments, which can easily be sprained when using force to keep flip-flops close to the foot for a long time.

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Even if we don’t belong to the three groups above, Dr. Nagumo pointed out that flip-flops with such a simple design will increase the burden on ordinary people’s feet when they walk, and at the same time can wear down the soles of the feet leading to bacterial infections. He recommends wearing flip-flops for no more than 30 minutes straight. If you are walking on uneven or steep ground, stop and rest as soon as you feel tired.

Flip-flops aren’t suitable for long-term wear, but their design isn’t all unprofitable. Dr. Nagumo points out that for growing kids, wearing flip-flops can help exercise the muscles of the soles of the feet and toes.

Source and photo: HK01


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