Ordinary Flip Flops And Pain
Paul D., Owner of a Busy Car Wash
Wearing ordinary flip-flops, particularly for prolonged periods of time, can lead to a variety of foot conditions ranging from plantar fasciitis to Achilles tendonitis. Even worse, flip-flops can have potentially long term effects on your musculo skeletal system.
They’re flat and provide no support for your arch. Because they are open in the back there is nothing to control your heel or to help keep them on your feet. Oftentimes, wearers will crunch up their toes to keep from walking out of them, which can affect their stride and put extra stress on feet and joints.
So, it’s no surprise that many flip-flop wearers live with pain in their heels, the balls of their feet or their backs. They also put themselves at risk for bunions and all the other problems caused by poor support and over pronation.
That’s what happened to Paul D., the owner of a busy car wash who thought flip-flops were a great option for working in the heat and around water all day. By September, he was experiencing constant pain in his right foot that led to a diagnosis of plantar fasciitis.
After months of taking pain killers, Paul went to see a foot specialist and had injections in his heel, but the pain would return after a short period of time. A friend suggested he visit Foot Solutions where Paul finally found relief.
Foot Solutions board-certified pedorthist and fit expert properly fitted Paul with a pair of custom-fitted, custom-crafted shoe inserts. After three to four days, Paul was feeling less pain and within two weeks he was pain free.
“I would recommend to anyone with foot pain to pay Foot Solutions a visit,” says Paul. “The inserts have even changed my posture and now I won’t go anywhere without my inserts.”
So what do you do if you love the convenience of flip-flops but want to avoid pain? Stop by a Foot Solutions store for a choice of flip-flops made with healthy feet in mind, support for your arches and control for your heels. You’ll sail through the warm weather looking and feeling your best.
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