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Sunday, September 11, 2011
Sandals Pinch Not Good for People with Diabetes

Women and shoes, many say it is difficult to be separated. Various types of shoes, ranging from stilettos, wedges, heels up to the extreme as it used to be Lady Gagamagnet for women. Collecting all of them can certainly bring its own satisfaction.

But have we ever asked how the legs react when we wear these shoes? Flip-flops, for instance, true that is safe and comfortable for everyday use?

Hillary Brenner, DPM, a spokesman for the American Podiatric Medical Association, appeared to have the opposite view. Flip-flops, he says, is not protective safe for diabetics (diabetics).

Because the feet are not equipped with a lid, flip-flops quite risky for diabetics. Flip-flops can make their feet hurt due to friction of objects, and because there is no padding for the arch of the foot, can cause pain in the knees, hips and back.

The worst risk can lead to plantar fasciitis or inflammation of the plantar fascia. Plantar fascia is the tissue that exists along the soles of the feet, which would be interested to heel when we walk. Plantar fascia will move normally when the arch of the foot gets strut. When he did not get a strut, then the torn tissue and cause pain in the leg to the knee, hip, and back.

The same goes for ballet flat shoes. Short and flat-heeled shoes makes arch of the foot does not have a strut. As a result the foot is not function optimally when running and this could make your knees, hips, and back pain.

The solution: Choose flip-flops with soles that groove corresponding movement of the feet when stepping, namely the heel, instep and toes. These sandals are marked with thick soles, and the front and belakangnnya not flattened or curved. "Bonus, is supported by the arch of the foot will be perfect," Brenner said, adding that these sandals have been agreed podiatry association of medical specialists as the most friendly sandals for the feet.

For flat-heeled shoes, try to give extra cushioning inside the shoe. Usually, additional pads will be equipped with soft padding on the arch of the foot, so that pressure can be reduced foot and joint injuries can be reduced.