Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Flip-Flop Flaunters not Fleet of Foot

       Flip-Flop Flaunters not Fleet of Foot              

With March’s warm temperatures, flip-flops are already making the scene, and bringing foot problems with them. 

For one thing, with no arch support, they can make the walking foot roll inward, triggering discomfort in the heels, arches, and toes. 

Moreover, because they lack straps, people hold them on by scrunching their toes as they walk.  This stretches the plantar fascia, which is the connective tissue that runs from the heel to the toe, causing inflammation and pain in the soles and heels. 

Of course, this is only the beginning; we’ll delve further into the perils of flip-flops in future blogs.  Until then, if you already have foot pain, come see us, and we’ll make sure that you’re ready to take your active summer in stride.    

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