Easter is this weekend, and you may be thinking of taking your family to Eggstravaganza. Consider your footwear before you attend. If you choose flip-flops, you will likely be suffering the entire time. Your footwear doesn’t have to bring you heel pain and discomfort.

Heel pain is that dreaded feeling of tightness and inflammation in the heels, usually caused by plantar fasciitis. The number one culprit is wearing improper shoes for the activity you are doing. Flip-flops have their place, but they aren’t for daily use. They don’t offer support or cushioning, and this can lead to the development of inflammation in your plantar fascia. Keep your favorite pair for a day by the pool, or a quick trip outside to get the mail.

Instead of flip-flops, find a pair of supportive sandals. You will still get the feeling of freedom from restrictive shoes, while still protecting your foundation. Sandals are good shoes to wear during the warmer months, but you should still wear tennis shoes or sneakers for things that require more physical activity such as hiking or running. If you wear sandals for this type of activity, you put yourself at a greater risk of injury.

To find out more about avoiding pain in your heels, or to seek treatment for an already existing bout of heel pain, call Dr. Peyman Elison and Dr. Viedra Elison at (623) 584-5556. At Fixing Feet Institute in Surprise, AZ we want what’s best for you and the health of your feet.

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Dr. Peyman A. Elison
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