During the summer, we all get excited about the weather and tend to forget how to take care of our feet. We toss on those flip flops or sandals, which may not be the best idea. So how do we make sure we take good care of our feet? What are some good ideas about taking care of your feet during the summer?
The right footwear:
- Look for sandals with lower, wider heels and a stable sole to offer greater support and balance and to reduce pressure on the ball of the foot and toes. Anything over a two-inch heel changes the way the foot functions and puts you at a higher risk for problems.
- Check the soles of the shoes. Ultra-thin soles provide inadequate cushioning and foot support, which is needed especially on the hottest days.
- Flip-flops can often cause blisters when the material rubs the skin between the toes. Choose flip-flops made of natural materials and soft, supple leather. Ensure that the sandal fits properly and that the foot doesn’t hang off the edge.
- Try on sandals and walk around before buying. Make sure they feel comfortable in the store. Later, make sure that you break in new shoes before going on trips where you may do a lot of walking. This is especially true for cruise vacations!
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From heel pain, bunions, Sports medicine injuries, broken bones, neuromas, hammertoes, and flatfeet to Achilles tendon problems, we have the most modern technology available to help you, including digital x-ray, diagnostic ultrasound, and vascular testing equipment.
Our physician team offers treatments for people of all ages, from infants to seniors. No foot is too big, no problem is too big, because remember, We Treat Feet!