Plantar fasciitis is a foot condition that causes pain in the heel and arch area. This pain worsens when the arches are not supported and can become chronic. That’s why we are reviewing the best flip flops and sandals for plantar fasciitis that have built-in arch supports.
The best flip flops will keep the foot very stable and do not allow the arches to collapse. We recommend that patients wear orthotic flip flops and sandals as an alternative to shoes when relaxing at home. Orthotic sandals will take the tension off of your plantar fascia and keep treatment moving forward.
When buying healthy sandals for heel pain, look for ones that are podiatrist designed and include orthotic footbeds, technology to enhance foot function and over-pronation, and optimal comfort. We recommened Orthaheel and Vasyi brands to our patients and our plantar fasciitis patients love them. All of these styles seen here make good choices because they provide the best arch support of any sandal made.
Treatment for plantar fasciitis will not be successful if tension can be removed from the plantar fasica.. Wearing arch supports at all times will decrease tightness, inflammation, and pain. That’s why we recommend wearing the best flip flops and sandals with arch supports when you can’t wear shoes.
Latest posts by Dr. Larry Huppin (see all)
- Can Maximally Cushioned Shoes like the Hoka Relieve Foot Pain? - July 10, 2014
- How the Evolution of Dad Dancing is a Prescription for Foot Pain - June 16, 2014
- Seattle Achilles Tendon Rupture - October 18, 2013