If you're headed to the beach this summer, Ronald Lepow, DPM suggests packing flip-flops or clogs. Try to find out about the type of sand that will be on the beach since harder sand will require a more supportive shoe. Avoid walking barefoot on the hot sand as this can cause blisters, and don't forget your feet when applying sunscreen. For evening walks along the water, consider packing an athletic shoe.
|Dr. Ronald Lepow
Water shoes can help avoid injuries from stepping on foreign objects while in the ocean. In addition, they can help prevent injury if the surface is uneven under the water. Always rinse off at the foot and ankle showers that are available as you leave the beach to prevent potential contaminants from remaining on your feet, Dr. Lepow said.
Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette [7/8/18]
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.