Sarepta Isaac, DPM of Serenity Podiatric Concierge says if you want to keep your feet healthy and pain-free this summer, choose your flip-flops or flats carefully. "You want one with a sturdy sole, a nice arch, a sturdy heel," Isaac says. Dr. Isaac says summer is primetime for fungal infections. Isaac says sharing shoes, even with someone you know, could leave you with itchy, irritated feet. "You may not know your best friend has a fungal infection," she says. "Their feet look great, but you get a fungal infection."
|Dr. Sarepta Isaac
It's the same thing with running around barefoot in wet places like pools and locker rooms. "Do not walk barefoot," Isaac says. "Because, often, we're tempted to walk from one side of the pool to the other, or jump into that gym shower. That's an intense breeding ground for fungus as well."
Source: Beth Galvin, FoxTV [6/3/19]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.