|In Ireland we love to be able to change footwear in the summer months into lighter more airy shoes such as sandals and flip flops. What most of us do not realise is that changing into less supportive shoes can induce back pain, knee pain and foot pain. Similarly, taking up a different job or exercise regime with more standing and walking than usual can induce problems. |
Certain foot types are prone to developing heel pain. A foot in which the weight is not distributed evenly either due to tight calf muscles or the shape of the arch and bones in the foot can develop foot pain.
Both a high arched foot and a flatter arch foot can develop this condition. Equally suddenly changing the height and support of shoes, going from solid winter shoes to strappy sandals or flipflops can cause strain on joints, ligaments and muscles and result in an achy back or legs, often centred around the base of the heel.