It’s summertime! What adjustments do we need to make to our routine foot care that’s different from wintertime?
Along with the significant change in temperature during the hot summer months, comes a change in how we care for our feet. When it’s hot outside, there’s a huge temptation to kick off your shoes and go barefoot, but pause first. The ground is usually scorching and can cause blisters on the bottom of your feet. These open wounds combined with more walking and exposure to public areas like pools, pool showers, etc. is not the best combination. Being barefoot can sometimes cause you to feel off balance, and more damage can be done to your feet. Always wear shoes. We recommend wearing supportive shoes that cover a lot of your foot but we understand that when it’s hot, supportive shoes can be hot too. If you choose to wear a less supportive shoe that shows more skin on your feet, it’s very important to wear sunscreen. Did you know that it’s even important to wear sunscreen between your toes? Any place that sees the sun should have sunscreen applied. Lastly, drink a lot of water and moisturize when needed. Always keep a close eye on your feet and be aware of any new wounds, cracks, or burns.
At Howard County Foot and Ankle, we treat everything from warts and ingrown toenails to flatfeet and heel pain. Many people come to us for diabetic foot care or simply because they have foot pain or ankle pain and don’t know the cause of it. We handle emergencies such as fractures and infections as well. Dr. Bui performs a wide variety of surgeries and specializes in reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. You won’t find a better foot doctor than our highly skilled and highly qualified, Dr. Christina Bui! Call or email us to ask any questions you might have. We would love to be your go-to Podiatrist!