|Warm weather is going to arrive soon, and inevitably you’ll be seeing more patients wearing sandals and flip-flops into your office.
Of all the harmful summer footwear out there, traditional flip-flops are perhaps the most damaging.
Traditional flip-flops are notoriously flat, offering little support or cushioning to the foot. Not surprisingly, reported rates of heel pain, frequently due to plantar fasciitis, statistically rise in the spring as flip-flop wearers shed their winter footwear in favor of the popular sandal.
The problem worsens when the wearer is overweight or sedentary.