Summertime brings on warmer temps and the switch from heavier footwear to sandals and flip flops. While flip flops are a nice way to free up your feet, the lack of arch support and stability can create abnormal stress on the band of tissue extending from the heel to the toes (plantar fascia). When this happens, it can trigger plantar fasciitis, which causes pain in the heel when getting up in the morning or after periods of inactivity throughout the day. The pain is persistent and can take time to improve, but supportive footwear can help avoid it worsening. We recommend finding shoes with better support this summer and wear flip flops sparingly if possible. If you notice pain in your foot, contact our office for treatment options.
Summer Footwear Creates New Problems
Updated: Jul 24, 2023