How are your feet enjoying the dog days of summer? Typically summer is a time to kick off your shoes around the pool and frequent your flip flops. The last thing you want is to keep your feet contained, leading to sweaty soles and swollen toes. Your feet probably do fine for a while, but it wouldn’t surprise this New York podiatrist if you started experiencing foot pain at about the halfway point through summer. Your feet are very adaptable, so they’ll do what they need to do to keep functioning as best they can. But as with anything, you can only do so much for so long.
You may experience foot problems all year round. The key is making sure you’re wearing the proper shoes to accommodate those problems and cause yourself the least amount of foot pain as possible. If your feet are constantly being slipped into flip flops and other sandals that don’t offer support certain parts of the foot will take over to compensate for the lack of support, but will get strained after a prolonged period of time causing your feet to hurt. An example of this would be plantar fasciitis and bunions. Read the article below to learn the best type of summer shoes for your foot problems.
Posted by: Everyday Health
Summer Shoes for Problem Feet
The Right Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is characterized by a sharp, burning pain in the heel of your foot. It’s typically caused, over time, from wearing shoes that don’t support your heel well. It’s a common summer complaint since people tend to wear shoes with very little support, such as flip-flops and skimpy sandals, or go barefoot, which gives you no heel support at all.
But there is some good news when it comes to summer shoes, You can still wear sandals and at the same time prevent or relieve some of the heel pain issues related to plantar fasciitis if you choose sandals with a supportive heel, says Jordana Szpiro, DPM, a podiatrist in private practice in Boston.
Many such brands are available. Two that Dr. Szpiro recommends are FitFlop and Orthaheel. Another option is to see your podiatrist about having a custom footbed made for your sandals. This is a service provided by various companies, including Aetrex shoes, among others.
Shoes for Feet With Bunions
If you have bunions, you likely have a big toe that points at least slightly inward toward your second toe, as well as an accompanying bump near the base of the toe. Not surprisingly, this can make wearing almost any type of shoe painful.
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If you’re experiencing problems causing you foot pain, the first step should be to evaluate the type of shoes you’re wearing. A New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare can help you by recommending shoes for your foot problems and the best treatment options for your foot pain. We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment. Contact us below for a free consultation.