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Can wearing "flip flops" all year cause back pain? Ni recent

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can wearing "flip flops" all year cause back pain?
JA: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: Ni recent injuries...pain is daily but has subsided at times/
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Nothing I can think of
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 8 months ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.
Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

What is your age and gender?

Do you have numbness,tingling ,pain radiating to legs?

Any other medical history?

Are you taking any medications?

Are you overweight?

Any investigations so far?

Waiting for your response.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I am 67, no real medical history, no medications, under weight more so, none!
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I do not want to spend any more money so forget all this. If I am charged more than the initial $5.00
I will dispute all charges to my credit card. I am will to pay the $5.00 BUT NO MORE, Am I clear and do you understand?
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 8 months ago.

You 'll not be charged more.

Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for all these additional information.
I understand your concern.

Well as you describe,possibly there can be herniated disc/ spinal arthritis, spondylolisthesis which can result in such back pain.

And yes,persistent use of flip flop can be an aggravating factor in your back pain.

So avoid them and use cushioned shoes or slippers.

You should do gentle massage with muscle relaxant ointment and apply warm compresses on back.

Also take OTC motrin.

Physical therapy can be helpful.

You need to see an Orthopedist for a clinical examination and undergo MRI of spine and pelvis for further evaluation and management.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.
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