Summer footcare from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
- Summer Footcare Tips for Fashion with Flip Flops
- Tips for a Safer Barefoot Summer
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Flip flop sandals and summertime seem to go hand in hand. Summer footcare tip: while these types of sandals are fun and fashionable to wear, they should not be a mainstay of your summer footwear.
Since flip flops have no arch support or stability, wearing them too often can cause abnormal stress on the plantar fascia (the band of tissue that extends from the heel to the base of the toes). The resulting condition, known as plantar fasciitis, usually causes pain in the heel immediately upon rising in the morning or after periods of inactivity during the day. This pain can persist and take a long time to subside.