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Ditch Your Flip-Flops

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When you walk with flip-flops, the angle at which your foot strikes the ground changes compared to when wearing shoes. By striking the ground unevenly, your normal gait pattern is disrupted, which can ultimately lead to leg pain, according to research presented at this year's annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Avoid pain by limiting the mileage you put on your flip-flops. In other words, don't wear them for long walks or extended periods of time. And change them every few months just as you would change your running shoes.

Tags: Reduce Pain, Walking, Foot, Ankle