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    Can wearing flip flops cause shin splints?

    Flip flops can be more dangerous than you might imagine.

    Shin splints and flip flops

    Though millions of us wear flip flop sandals in the summer months, they can reduce the natural strength of foot muscles and cause the arches of the feet to flatten. But why does this occur? This is linked to the fact that people don’t use their feet muscles to work in flip-flops. Those who wear this type of footwear should be aware that flip flops cause shin splits. Orthotic insoles can also cause similar problems despite the fact that people are often encouraged to wear them.

    Other problems with flip flops

    Not only do flip flops cause shin splints, they can also result in public trips and falls. Despite the fact that they are renowned for the comfort they offer and how they enable the feet to breathe, they can be incredibly dangerous and impractical. You shouldn’t face problems if you walk on flat, even surfaces but you could injure yourself if you move across nature tracks and gravel.

    Flip flops can also cause plantar fasciitis, which means the tissue on the bottom of the foot becomes sore and inflamed. You could eventually experience bone spurs due to flip flop wear. Did you know flip flops can even change the way that you walk? When you take short strides, your toes bend to grip the flip flop. This can lead to problems with your back, knees and hips. Flip flops cause shin splints and can lead to various other problems.

    Do you need to take legal action?

    If you have had a slip, trip or fall in public and it wasn’t your fault, we may be able to get compensation for you, even if you were wearing flip flops. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have been helping people get compensation for accidents and injuries they didn’t cause since the year 2000. We have helped people from all walks of life and will do everything in our power to bring you the right results if we do think you have a case. You have nothing to lose by getting in touch and making an enquiry, so why not speak to an advisor today?

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    Date Published: May 2, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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