Dr. Ford Encourages Choosing Supportive Shoes for Spring

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Dr. Ford urges those wearing flip flops and sandals this spring and summer to choose supportive ones.

Spring is right around the corner, which means people will be breaking out their sandals and flip flops to wear out in the warm weather. Dr. Kris Ford, DPM, urges those who plan to make flip flops a common part of their daily spring/summer wardrobe to choose a pair that offers good support.

Dr. Ford stresses the importance of supportive shoes for the spring and summer because flip flops and sandals are a common culprit for foot pain. Many sandals and flip flops fail to support the foot and open up the possibility for stress and pain.

The main concern with sandals and flip flops is that they cover so little of the foot. This offers the foot little to no protection from the stress of walking on the ground constantly. Wearing sandals or flip flops for a short period of time won’t typically cause problems, but it can lead to problems over an extended period of time, usually after several months. These problems include joint pain and misalignment.

Many sandals offer no heal or structure support, so it’s important to find a sandal that is sturdy and durable. Still, sandals or flip flops should not be an every-day, go-to choice for footwear during the spring and summer.

Dr. Ford specializes in podiatry services, including foot, arch and heel pain, foot and ankle sprains, ingrown toenails, bunions and other foot care needs. Ask for Dr. Ford’s advice on foot care treatments by calling 210-610-2822 or visit http://www.podiatryservicessanantonio.com.

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For excellent foot and ankle care in San Antonio, seek podiatrist Dr. Kris A. Ford, DPM. Dr. Ford is a podiatric physician specializing in foot and ankle surgery in San Antonio. He treats a variety of foot and ankle problems, including ankle sprains, bunions, diabetic foot care, sports injuries and fractures. Foot pain should not be ignored. Foot and ankle health is important and requires proper foot treatment. Dr. Ford can always be counted on to provide his patients with the care and treatment that they not only need, but deserve. To learn more, give Dr. Ford a call at 210-610-2822.

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