If your flip-flops are causing you heel pain, and you’re thinking about skipping Dancing Under the Stars, think again! It’s easy to fix the heel pain caused by improper footwear; it just takes some knowledge and a little extra effort.
Flip-flops may seem like the perfect shoe for the summer time–they are lightweight and let your feet breathe. However, they have their downfalls as well. When you wear them, your feet are as flat as they can be. For some people this isn’t a problem, but for others with flat feet, this is a painful proposition. These warm weather shoes offer very little to no support, which can lead to a number of problems including heel pain and even ankle sprains.
Wearing flip-flops for short periods of time can be great for the hot weather that summer brings. They can also protect your feet while visiting public places such as swimming pools. However, they should not be your shoe of choice for daily wear.
If you like the feel of summer breezes across your feet, there are other options that can provide you with that sensation while also offering support. Some pairs of sandals have supportive soles, and they also protect from things like sunburns and insect bites.
For more information on changing up your footwear or diagnosing your heel pain, call Dr. Marco Vargas and Dr. Joyce Lee today at 888-784-5335. You can also schedule an appointment online. Foot and Ankle Associates in Sugar Land and Houston, TX is dedicated to providing you with the best podiatric care possible.
Photo Credit: Sharon Ang