Achilles tendinitis and Plantar fasciitis is a painful foot I just affecting dog walkers in flip flops in warm countries.
“Dog walkers heel” develops over time when wearing flip flops to walk the dog. It leads to fallen arches giving plantar heel pain and Achilles tendinitis. Wearing supportive shoes such as sports shoes when out walking the dog can help alleviate the symptoms. In cases where the foot has displaced and wearing sports shoes is not enough to help the foot injury fully recover, a corrective orthotic to lift the foot arches is made from a cast of the foot. These should be worn for 6-12 weeks in shoes to realign the foot again.