Do you have failing flip flop feet?

@mipen2006 (5528)
Australia
January 24, 2007 9:16pm CST
Like most Australians I worn flip flops (thongs to Aussies) through my younger years. Unfortunately these were worn when more practical, but not as fashionable, footware should have been prefered. About the time of my fiftieth birthday my feet collapsed and my ankles became very painful. After suffering the pain for years, I finally visited a podiatrist who designed special inserts which helped. However, when I moved to Thailand, it was difficult not to return to the flip flops, as you're taking your shoes on and off every time you go indoors. Now I take cod liver oil tablets, which after an initial six months have reduced the pain considerably. Three year ago I couldn't climb stairs, now they're not a problem. Has anyone else out there have 'flip flop feet'?
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@cherhost (1073)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I have flat feet. I know that is totally differnt but I get pain in my arches. It hurts sometimes. I also know that i can not wear shoes with high arches in them.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
25 Jan 07
The first diagnosis I had was said to be fallen arches, but later opinions said I was rolling my ankle when I walked. Whichever is correct, the blame was laid on wearing flip flops. Whatever it is, I'll swear by the cod liver tablets.