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By The Foot & Ankle Center, PC
August 03, 2016
Category: Foot Care Tips

Summertime means relaxing days and vacation trips and we at The Foot & Ankle Care Center PC want our patients to enjoy these lazy, hazy days and keep your feet safe and healthy at the same time. Summer activities present some special challenges to foot health. Here are some you should be aware of:

Sunburn—your feet stay covered for most of the year, making it even easier for the skin on your feet to get burned by strong summer rays. Be sure to apply sunscreen to the tops and bottoms of your feet when tanning to help prevent burns and decrease the risk of skin cancer which can occur on the foot just as on other parts of your body.

Ankle sprains—wearing flip flops that don’t provide good foot or ankle support, running or playing games on shifting sand and participating in summer pick-up games after a sedentary winter can all increase the risk of your ankle turning and causing a sprain. Be sure to wear the right shoe for the summer activities you will be doing. 

Fungal infections—fungi and bacteria that cause athlete’s foot, fungal toenails and other infections love to hang out poolside and in changing areas, gyms and improperly cleaned foot baths at nail salons. For this reason it’s important to keep feet covered and avoid direct contact with possibly contaminated surfaces.

Swelling—Heat and long days on your feet can leave you with painfully swollen feet. Be sure to drink plenty of water to help flush excess fluid from the body. Also, if you are pregnant or prone to swollen feet, try to find some moments during the day to put your feet up.

Medical treatment—if you injure yourself (on vacation or at home) be sure to seek professional medical care promptly. Contact our Pooler office and make an appointment to see our podiatrist, Dr. Leonard M.Talarico. The foot doctor will promptly diagnose the injury or other cause of your foot pain and prescribe the treatment you need to get back on your feet and enjoying your summer

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Podiatrist / Foot Surgeon - Pooler / Savannah • Leonard M. Talarico, DPM • 140 Traders Way • Pooler GA  31322 • 912-330-8885