Answers to Common Podiatry Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about podiatry.

Can summer shoes be harmful to a person’s feet?

Though it can feel nice to set your feet free when warm weather rolls around, summer shoes aren’t the healthiest choice for your feet.

Most summer shoes don’t have proper support for your arches or to absorb shock as you walk, according to the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SCPOD).

Popular summer styles like sandals and flip flops are not only flimsy, but also their open toe area makes it easier for injuries to happen, according to Premier Health Specialists’ (PHS) physicians.

The lack of cushioning and structure can cause stress and fatigue on the legs, knees, and hips, which can lead to back pain and other issues, according to PHS physicians.

For more information about how summer shoes can harm feet, talk with your physician.

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Source: David Ramig, DPM, Premier Foot Specialists

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