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Why do my feet hurt in the summer?

With the start of Spring, many of you may be getting those sandals and flip flops out of the closet, ready to enjoy the great weather.

But the next day, you may experience extreme pain in the sole of your feet. So what gives?

It could be plantar fasciitis.

What is plantar fasciitis?

It’s caused by stress and irritation of the plantar fascia, the connective tissue at the sole of the foot. This often happens when we switch from closed-toe, supportive winter footwear to unsupportive shoes. And that could lead to extra weight in the arch of your foot. The extra stress creates irritation and pain that can turn chronic – quickly.

How can I avoid this?

  1. Check your shoes – if they’re completely flat and you can twist them, that’s an indication they don’t have the proper support.
  2. Get supportive summer shoes. You can find those at a specialty footwear store, and it’s the worth the extra bucks to keep your feet supported.
  3. If you purchase the supportive shoes, and still have pain – you need to see a therapist.

We can consult with you – even without a doctor’s prescription. Call us today.