Popular Sandal Styles May Cause Foot Problems in Men
Sandals Can Cause Heel pain, Achilles Tendonitis & Other Foot Issues
Footwear has come a long way since Roman armies conquered an empire wearing only sandals on their feet. But what’s old is new again. Recent market research reveals sales of men’s sandals increasing year over year.
Along with the growing popularity of men’s sandals come more aches and pains for male feet. Dr. Romy Patel, DPM, a foot and ankle surgeon with Advanced Foot and Ankle says the wrong sandal could cause men problems including heel pain, Achilles tendonitis, pain in the big toe and even breaks and stress fractures in some of the foot’s 26 bones.
Dr. Patel recommends men shopping for a man sandal – or “mandal” as some people call it – look for sturdy, cushioned, supportive soles and padded straps. Men with diabetes should consult their foot and ankle surgeon before wearing sandals.
Despite what many men may tell themselves, foot pain is not normal. Contact Dr. Patel at 414-281-1500 to have your painful foot checked out by a surgeon who is educated, trained and experienced in treating foot and ankle conditions. Dr. Patel sees patients at the Milwaukee podiatry clinic located at 2500 W. Layton Ave.