Millions of people wear them on a daily basis, but some experts say there are hidden dangers to wearing flip flops?

Did you know some health experts say flip flops can cause severe foot problems because of the lack of support the flimsy footwear give your feet?

According to Everday Health, it's not only foot problems you might have to worry about. Hip, knee and back injuries can be caused by the summer staple.

Some podiatrists say if you must wear them, purchase a pair that offers arch support and try not to wear them for long periods of time.

Flip Flops

Dr. Jim Christina, DPM, director of scientific affairs for the American Podiatric Medical Association says (via WebMD) the best purpose for flip flops is to:

And, being a fan of 'The Big Bang Theory.' I couldn't let this flip flop opportunity pass me by without showing you one of Sheldon's classic car rides with Penny!

Some flip flop manufacturers have even invented a pair that comes with a built-in bottle opener!


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