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Summer Sandals Cause Foot Pain

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For many of us, flip flops are essential on hot summer days, but even though they're cool and comfortable, sandals could cause some major problems for your feet.

Doctors say plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot pain. The fascia is like a built-in arch support for your foot. It's a band of tissue that connects the heel all the way up to the toes. But when there's not enough support on that foot, that band of tissue gets inflamed.

"The most common symptom is pain with the first steps of the day. When you step out of bed in the morning and you take that step down, you feel as though maybe there's a sharp pain right in the bottom of your heel. Or, even just an odd pain," says Podiatrist Dr. Eric Hart.

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