Skip The Cheap Flip-Flops This Summer: They’re Making Your Foot & Back Pain Worse!
Why do cheap flip-flops hurt your feet (and your back)?
After a long winter (and in Wisconsin, spring and fall) of wearing wool socks and clunky boots, it can be tempting to replace your entire shoe rack with flip-flops as soon as the weather turns hot. But before setting your toes free, it’s wise to consider the impact your footwear has on the health of your feet, knees, spine and pelvis.
With cheap flip-flops, your feet (and the rest of your body) pay the price. Thin, flimsy soles offer minimal support or cushioning. This can cause pain in your heels, arches, balls of the feet and toes. It also increases the risk of Achilles tendonitis.
The lack of support from mass-produced flip-flops also tends to cause wearers to shorten their gait by taking shorter steps, which can lead to hip and lower back pain, and over-pronate their feet, throwing the entire body out of alignment.
Then there’s the strap holding it to your foot: Even if you’re not aware that it’s happening, this flimsy set-up causes your foot to over-grip, potentially spurring foot cramps, bunions, and plantar fasciitis. This “grip” to keep flip-flops on curls some of the bones in your foot up and some down, putting abnormal pressure on the metatarsal and phalangeal joints. I won’t even mention the tension it causes down the front of the leg.
Foot Levelers Custom Orthotic Flip-Flops
If you must wear flip-flops, I recommend Foot Levelers custom orthotic Flip-Flops. The first of their kind, Foot Levelers custom orthotic flip flops are designed to offer the summer footwear support your feet need. Foot Levelers build in their iconic, customized-to-you 3-arch support to all of their custom orthotic flip-flops to make the body healthier and happier while you’re traipsing down the beach.
They also include a high-quality mid-layer that provides shock absorption on heel-strike and is softer and more comfortable than over-the-counter flip-flops. Additionally, Foot Levelers custom-fits the strap to prevent over-grip so each flip-flop feels like it’s made exclusively for your feet – because they are!
Avoid Foot Pain From Sandals
Another easy way to protect your feet is to simply mix up your footwear. It won’t be the end of the world to wear flip-flops to the beach or heels to the club, but don’t forget to pack some sneakers in your bag for when you hit the pavement!
The bottom line is that when your feet are supported correctly everything works better. In fact, a conclusive new study published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation showed that Foot Levelers custom orthotics alone can reduce low back pain by an average of 34.5% – that’s even without getting adjusted!
Foot Leveler’s guarantee on orthotics covers materials, workmanship, and (most importantly) your satisfaction. All orthotics have a 1 year, 100% money-back guarantee. Decide they’re not helping? Bring them back, no questions asked!
You Don’t Have To Sacrifice Style
Just because these flip-flops provide outstanding support does not mean you have to sacrifice your style. Foot Levelers provide a variety of options available for both men and women in an array of colors and sizes. You’ll be sure to find a comfortable pair of sandalthotics to match any outfit, mood, or activity.
Come into Brookfield Chiropractor Ascent Chiropractic and step aboard our state-of-the-art Foot Levelers kiosk to see if custom orthotics are right for you. In just a few seconds, our 3D scanner will show you exactly how well your feet are functioning. To make an appointment, call 262-345-4166 or schedule an appointment with our online scheduling app.