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Flip-Flops: Beware.

It is beach season, and flip-flops are everywhere. If you had a problem with heel pain in the past, or you are now experiencing tenderness, be cautious when selecting your summer footwear. Flip Flops have been extremely popular, coming in all sorts of colors along with decorative accessories. Most designs have a flat sole with minimal support which will result in more stress and strain on the arch of the foot. This extra stress can result in inflammation to the arch ligament called Plantar fasciitis. Take time when selecting your next sandal and look for better arch support and comfort. Try and compare different styles and note the differences in support. Remember that the nice weather is a time for more activity and walking. Prepare for the activity and prevent problems by selecting supportive footwear.

The new OrthaHeel is now available at Allentown family Foot Care. The OrthaHeel sandal can also be ordered from our online store at www.affc.com and click on “Our Store”.