August, 2012

The Dangers of Wearing Flip-flops

Aug 7, 2012

Podiatrist Dr. Alan Berman on five ways to avoid a flip-flop fiasco

Alan N. Berman, DPM

( - Somers, NY, - Flip-flops may be a trademark of breezy summer days but they can pose serious health risks. “There are limited statistics about injuries related to flip-flops because people aren’t always certain an injury is directly related to wearing the sandals,” says podiatrist Alan Berman of Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine in New York. “A hairline fracture or a sprain might never be attributed to a person’s flip-flops.” In the United Kingdom, where a more socialized form of health care makes it easier to track these causes, the National Health Service estimates that $62 million is spent annually in treating 200,000 flip-flop related injuries. (more...)