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Posts for tag: Foot Injury

By The Foot & Ankle Center, PC
June 14, 2017
Category: Foot Care Tips
Tags: Foot Injury   foot safety  

In the summer months, most of us will be trying to keep ahead of lawn care, mowing probably once a week or every other week. At The Foot & Ankle Center, PC, we want to urge our patients to be mindful of lawn mower safety precautions.  The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission estimates that over 37,000 Americans will have a power mower injury this year. The vast majority of these injuries are preventable! Below are some important tips to keep your feet safe while mowing:

  • Never mow a lawn that is wet. Losing control of a mower on slippery, wet grass is the most common cause of foot injuries from lawn mowers.

  • Always wear heavy shoes or work boots when mowing. Sandals and canvas sneakers cannot compete with blades that are whirling at the rate of 3,000 revolutions per minute.

  • For steep yards, mow slowly across slopes, not up and down.

  • Keep the clip bag attached whenever you mow. This will prevent sticks and rocks from being launched as projectiles into you or others nearby.

  • Protect children by making sure they are supervised and will not come onto the lawn while you are mowing. Children under the age of 14 are among the two most at risk age groups for mower accidents. Never let a child ride on your lap while mowing the lawn.

  • Don’t ever pull a running lawn mower backwards.

  • If purchasing a new mower, look for one that has a release mechanism on the handle that will automatically shut the mower off if your hands let go of the handle.

If you do suffer a lawn mower accident to your foot—even a minor cut—be sure to stop and treat it right away. Lawn mower blades are very dirty and infection could quickly develop in a wound from a mower. If your injury is serious enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room, be sure to follow up with our podiatrist, Dr. Leonard M. Talarico, at your earliest convenience. The foot doctor will want to be sure that any foot injury is healing properly. To make an appointment, contact our Pooler office by calling: (912) 330 – 8885.

By The Foot & Ankle Center P.C.
December 09, 2014
Category: Foot Care

Bare FeetSince your feet bare the brunt of your weight, it is important to take extra precautions while working to protect your feet from harm.  When your job requires you to stand on your feet for a long period of time, work in potentially hazardous areas, or with potentially hazardous materials, you have some risk of foot injury.  Productive workers depend on their ability to walk and move about safely, with ease and comfort.  According to the National Safety Council, there are about 120,000 job-related foot injuries in any given year, with one-third of them being toe injuries.

Follow Proper Guidelines

While you are off the job, there are a few steps you can take to protect your feet, including:
  • Wash your feet daily
  • Dry thoroughly
  • Check your feet for corns, calluses, and cracks
  • Keep your feet warm
  • Trim your toenails straight across
  • Visit your Pooler podiatrist
  • Wear protective footwear for each activity
On the other hand, when you are working it is important to follow the following:
  • Develop safe work habits and attitudes
  • Be aware of the hazards of your job
  • Practice proper measures 
  • Be alert and watch for hidden hazards
  • Watch out for other workers’ safety
  • Follow the rule and don’t cut corners

Wear Protective Footwear

Safety shoes were created to protect your feet, help prevent injuries to them, and to reduce the severity of your injuries should one occur while at work.  According to the National Safety Council, it is estimated that only one out of four victims of job-related foot injury wear any type of safety shoe or boot.  Your feet are the most valuable part of your body and are constantly subjected to injury in the work place.  With many potential work hazards, it is important that you discuss with your supervisor the safety shoe, boot, or other protective equipment that you need for your protection.
Your Pooler podiatrist is specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of all manners of foot conditions.  Visit The Foot & Ankle Center P.C. if you experience any work injury or if you have any further questions on how to properly care for your feet. 


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