Summer Foot Care Tips

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Summer Foot Care Tips

Summer is the time to be outside in the sun and have great outdoor experiences with friends and family. However, if you’re not careful, you can end up causing damage to your feet by participating in certain activities. At Cherrywood Foot Care, we’ve seen the actions people take this season directly affect the health of their feet. That is why we’d like to share some beneficial tips for foot care this summer. To learn more about what this entails, please contact a member of our staff. 

Don’t Go Barefoot

With the summer heat fully cranked up, it’s easy to want to walk around barefoot in certain areas. While this may seem like a good idea initially, doing so can lead to foot problems. Bacteria and fungus thrive in warm, damp places, such as public locker rooms and poolside areas. Walking around barefoot in areas such as these can cause the following to develop:

  • Plantar warts.
  • Athlete’s foot.
  • Toenail fungus.  

Sunscreen

Many people already know the importance of applying sunscreen to their face and upper body. However, if you plan on wearing sandals and heading to the beach, it’s just as important to apply sunscreen to your feet as well. Failing to do so can lead to sunburn developing, which can cause pain with every step.

Wear The Right Shoes

As previously stated, many people choose to wear flip flops and sandals when heading out in the summer. While these types of footwear are great for the beach, you mustn’t choose to wear them too often. Flip flops and sandals offer little support for your ankles and arches, leading to foot problems. That is why we recommend wearing shoes that provide ample support as often as possible. When you fail to do so, you subject yourself to dealing with the following:

  • Balance issues.
  • Strained or overextended tendons.
  • Shooting pains.
  • Plantar fasciitis.
  • Increased foot swelling.

Contact Us

At Cherrywood Foot Care, we don’t want you to spend your summer plagued with foot pain and discomfort. By committing to the previously mentioned self-care tips, you’ll increase the likelihood of getting through this season without issue. However, we also know that even when you’re careful, problems can still occur. Should this happen to you, be sure to contact us today to schedule an appointment for treatment.