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Flip Flops Can Cause Heel Pain

Posted Aug 16 2010 12:15pm

Flimsy shoes, such as flip flops, can contribute to the development of heel pain. The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, a tearing and inflammation of the long ligament in the bottom of the foot. This article gives tips for prevention and treatment of heel pain.

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Cases of heel pain surge in summer, when people wear flimsy shoes like flip flops and run more than usual on hard surfaces, leading to plantar fasciitis.

•Avoid very high heels and shoes with no support.

•Maintain a healthy weight.

•Don’t go barefoot on hard surfaces.

•Warm up before activity.

•Change your running shoes after about 500 miles. Worn-out shoes lack support.



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