PODIATRIST STATES THAT YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR SANDALS WITH AN ARCH SUPPORT
posted: May 24, 2017.
Warmer months inevitably bring the desire to wear lighter shoes. But while often aesthetically pleasing, your arches might not be as happy. “A lot of people get heel and arch pain because of the lack of support,” said Lori Wilson, DPM, a Uniontown-based podiatrist affiliated with the Uniontown Hospital. “A lot of pain is due to poor footwear.” Wilson said the main culprit is the lack of arch support, leaving the pressure on the heels. A number of painful diagnoses can follow, including plantar fasciitis.
The solution, though, is tricky due to the open nature of most summer shoes. “The problem is, you can’t put arch supports into a sandal,” Dr. Wilson said. “That’s a conundrum for women. We want nice, fashionable sandals, but there aren’t any with arch support.” There are certain sandals and flip-flops that are better than others. Crocs, for instance, makes a decent brand of sandal that’s ideal for the beach or pool, she said.
Source: Olivia Goudy, Herald Standard [5/22/17]
Courtesy of Barry Block of PMP News.
Brought to you by Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's Foot Clinic, Acadeny Foot and Orthotic Clinics.