If ball of foot pain is causing your feet to ache, there are self-treatment options, such as wearing the best flip flops for arch support, that can help reduce the pain. While we don’t recommend flip flops as treatment, we do know that when the arches are firmly supported, the pressure on your feet is reduced.

The best flip flops for ball of foot pain we recommended are the Orthaheel Sandals. Our friends from everywhere from Orange County to Miami tell us they love wearing the Wave Orthotic Flip Flops.  These sandals stabilize and realign the feet into their natural position. This means that when the feet are correctly aligned, other aches and pains also may also reduce, such as hip, back, or knee pain.

Another recommendation that is just is important for reducing ball of foot pain is to wear shoes that fit your feet correctly. It is amazing how helpful a supportive shoe is to correct many foot problems. A shoe specialist can help you decide if you have the right fit based on our recommended shoe list. If you prefer to continue wearing your current shoes, try inserting a medical-grade orthotic, such as the Powerstep Full Length Arch Support inside your shoe. This unique system can correct the level of cushioning so that your feet are properly supported.

If the balls of your feet continue to hurt and you live in the Seattle area, click here to make an appointment.

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Dr. Larry Huppin

Podiatrist specializing in biomechanics at Foot & Ankle Center of Washington
Lawrence Z.Huppin, DPM is an internationally recognized lecturer and teacher on orthotic therapy and biomechanics.In his Seattle private practice his focus in on treatment of mechanical problems such as heel pain, bunions, ball of foot pain, athletic injuries and children’s foot conditions.In addition he specializes in toenail problems including ingrown and fungal toenail conditions. He is always focused on helping patients avoid surgery if at all possible and keeping your medical costs as low as possible.
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2 thoughts on “Best Flip Flops and Shoes to Eliminate Ball of Foot Pain

  1. Hello, I have been searching everywhere for the Vionic sandles (or flip flops) that you have pictured in your article. They are the ones 5 candles with a buckle and they come in pink greenish beige brown and black. Can you please help me find them. I have a pair and love them but need some new ones. Thanks for any help you can give me. Paulette Prince

    1. As do most shoe companies, Vionic changes styles fairly often. If you can’t find the specific pictured sandal on the Vionic website then it is probably no longer available. All of their sandals have the excellent arch support, however.

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