During the summer, many people choose to wear flip flops or sandals to keep cool.Unfortunately, most of these types of shoes offer little to no support for the arch and muscles of the foot. If you have muscle weakness, muscle inflexibility or flat feet, this lack of support can create problems, not only in the feet, but up into the knees, hips, or lower back.
If you are experiencing a new pain in any of these joints, think about whether you’ve changed your footwear this summer. At Expert Physio, we look at muscle imbalances, biomechanics, posture and alignment, and even footwear, when assessing lower body pain. By correcting problems in any of these areas, you can continue doing all those fun outdoor activities you want to do in the summer! And maybe you can even wear flip flops some of the time!