I will never wear flip-flops all-day!

Although flip-flop sandals are the footwear of choice for some folks when the weather is warm enough, I wouldn’t wear them all day long no more because they lack proper foot support. Over-gripping of the toes along with a lack of arch support can lead to inflammation in the plantar fascia ligament along the bottom side of your foot. And that is what I’m facing now. I have plantar fasciatias and it’s no joke! 

Also…wearing flip-flops for long periods can also lead to shin splints and toe cramping, which massage therapists see an increase of during summertime. So, whether you are here  (or are just headed somewhere warmer on vacation), show your feet some love and opt for (the not so sexy) orthopedic sandal or a comfy pair of sneakers when you’ll be on your feet for long periods. 

Have a great summer!