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Avoiding "Summer Feet"

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Summer staples can also be the season's most fashionable health hazards. Flip flops, strappy sandals, wedges and the pedicures to go with them, make this a busy time of year for podiatrists.

A common pain brings summer shoe lovers to Center for Orthopaedics foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Tyson Green, like clockwork with warmer weather.

"There's a reason why we are flooded with people with heel pain and arch pain and back of the heel pain during the summer," he said.

The culprits: warm weather wear for the feet, starting with the beloved flip flop. "

If you do not have a support base or some sort of arch support or a little bit of a heel height, a real flat flip flop usually causes a lot of problem over time," said Dr. Green.

Those problems range from heel pain, arch pain and overuse that could lead to surgery.

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