You have heel pain. You already have a couple of pair of orthotics; one pair for your running shoes and another pair for your dress shoes. That's just fine for the winter but with summer nearly here you just want to wear what everyone else is wearing, and that's flip flops. Unfortunately you've been told by your doctor that flip flops are the last thing you should be wearing.
I'm here to tell you this is not the case. It all depends on the type of flip flops you wear. Of course traditional flip flops are totally flat and provide absolutely no support. And no, you don't want to wear those flip flops, particularly if you have plantar fasciitis.
In my practice, I recommend that all my patients with plantar fasciitis avoid going barefoot in their home and instead wear a special flip flop made by Vionic Unisex Wave Toe Post Sandal. These sandals are made with special orthoheel technology which provides terrific support for your feet.
Wearing them when you can't wear your shoes with orthotics will actually help heal your plantar fasciitis more quickly.
Because if you go barefoot in your home you're literally reinjuring your foot every time you step down and walk. Do yourself a favor. Toss out your flat, easily twistable flip flops and buy yourself a pair like the Vionic sandal to augment your healing, instead of disrupting it. REI, Nordstrom, and Sole Perfection are also great places to shop for supportive sandals.
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Seattle foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Rion Berg offers foot care for patients with bunions, heel pain, diabetes, fungal toenails, ingrown nails, and surgical solutions when needed to residents of Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and other surrounding suburbs.