Wear Flip-Flops… Sparingly

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), wearing flip-flops nonstop can lead to a host of foot problems, including blisters, stubbed toes, and tendinitis. And while they may look adorable, flip-flops offer minimal support for the 26 bones of the feet, which may increase your risk for sprains, breaks, or ligament injuries.

“Flip-flops provide little support for individuals’ arches, which can lead to generalized foot pain,” explained Steven Lancaster, MD, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with Baptist Center for Joint Replacement.

If you already suffer from heel pain, flip-flops will only add to your misery. Also, if you have diabetes and want to protect your feet, flip-flops make you more susceptible to cuts and scrapes, so opt for lightweight summer shoes with more coverage instead. (more…)

JOI Beaches Supports Local Athletic Team

JOI Beaches was a proud  sponsor at the annual Fletcher Golf Tournament!

Beaches Mixer

Jacksonville Beach Chamber of Commerce teams up with JOI Beaches and Baptist Medical Center for a beaches mixer at JOI Beaches. The community gathered on September 13th for a mix and mingle.

Welcome to the JOI Beaches Blog

Welcome to the all new JOI Beaches (Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute) Blog! We are glad you found us. We are going to dedicate this section to providing the Jacksonville Beaches community with the latest news, information and technology related to orthopaedic surgery, doctors and more. Check back often for our updates!

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