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5 Foot Safety Tips for Summer

Summer is in full swing, and we hope you’re having a great time! An unfortunate consequence of fun summer plans is typically a lot of wear and tear on our feet and ankles. The risks of infection and injury rise in warmer weather. What can you do to stay safe and healthy this summer? Here are 5 foot safety tips to keep your feet feeling great for the rest of the season.

1-Stay Hydrated and Cool

Looking to enjoy a walk or hike? Save your outdoor exercise for the cooler times of the day. Take a break if you need one. Be sure to wear comfortable, lightweight clothing and to stay well-hydrated.

2-Wear The Right Shoes

Make sure your footwear is in good condition. Like your tires, treads should be deep enough to offer good traction. Cushioning and support should make feet feel comfortable. If you’re experiencing discomfort, particularly if you notice morning heel pain characteristic of plantar fasciitis, you should see your podiatrist for an examination, diagnosis, and treatment as soon as possible.

3-Use Sunscreen

You’ve probably heard it a hundred times, but it is extremely important. There’s nothing different about the skin on feet and ankles! This part of your body is as vulnerable to skin cancer as anywhere else.

4-Beware of Fungus

If you’re headed to the salon for a pedicure, take steps to avoid toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, and other infections. Choose an establishment known for excellent hygiene practices. Consider bringing your tools. Make sure that soaking basins are lined with disposable liners and that they are replaced after every client. Never let the tech use a razor or grater on your feet. These can cause minor nicks and cuts that allow pathogens to enter the body.

5-Eat Healthy

Going to a summer barbecue? Skip the cheeseburgers and macaroni salad. Focus on lean protein sources like chicken, fish, tofu, fresh summer produce, and plenty of water.

Schedule a comprehensive foot examination with Kentlands Foot and Ankle Center podiatrist Dr. Jon M. Sherman at our Montgomery office. Please call our office at 301-330-5666 to schedule your appointment.