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This time of year, I tend to see a number of patients with a concern of foot pain. These patients come in with tenderness on the bottom or top of the feet. The problem originates from the metatarsal pads, or the tendons on the top of the foot. Either origin, I relate this pain to fun summer shoes, Flip-flops. After repetitive wear of these casual loose style sandals, the lack of support around the heels can lead to painful pressure points on the metatarsal pads, or the mid-foot, under the “Y” shaped thong. I talk with my patients about their symptoms, their summer shoe selections, and become suspicious of a condition I have coined Flip-flopitis”. Consider alternating your shoes before this occurs. 👠 👟 👡
When I am suspicious of this condition, I advise my patients to change to a supportive shoe for two weeks, as in a tennis shoe or a flat sandal with an ankle strap. Dr Elizabeth Rudd, owner of Well Equipt Physical Therapy, recommends daily exercises for good foot health. These same practices can help prevent or treat Flip-flopitis. Consider these daily exercises : 1) work the foot /toe flexors by scrunching a towel with the toes, 2)balance on one leg, and 3) work the arch with “arch lifts”. It is also important to have proper gait mechanics. For further information, visit “Big Toe Big Deal” or “What’s the Deal With Heels” on Instagram at @wellequipt.
Enjoy those fun summer shoes while the weather permits, and prevent Flip-Flopitis!
Best wishes for Happy Feet.
Missy Keith FNP
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When it comes to finding some of the best doctors available in the North Metro Atlanta area for your family health care the Family Practice Center is the source for all your needs. We have a variety of doctors on staff that have been serving the area for years, and work hard to build personal relationships with each patient. Our main MD’s on staff are Jim Wheeler, M.D , C. Steven Schramm, M.D. , and Tyler Wheeler, M.D. along with a great team of physician assistants and nurse practitioners as well. With our influence in the medical field in the Atlanta area we strive to be on top of the latest health news so that we best serve all of the people that rely on us to keep their family healthy, and with that we also thank all of the patients who have been with us over the years. Some of our major areas of focus are dermatology, internal medicine, sports medicine, women’s health, and preventative medicine. Having all these areas of focus under one roof allows the Family Practice Center to serve Atlanta in the best possible way creating a single source for all of your Family Health Care needs. We invite you to allow us to be your family doctor and take care of the entire family, and please feel free to contact us for appointments or further information on our services that we can offer.
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