SUMMER IS A PROBLEMATIC SEASON FOR FEET
posted: May 18, 2019.
During the summer months, when people are walking or working barefoot or in flip-flops, the Foothill Podiatry Clinic tends to see more injuries made by “foreign bodies” in feet, along with various contusions and fractured toes. Toenail fungus is also a common complaint in summer months, because people want to wear open-toed footwear, Dr. Steven Latter noted. People also tend to be more active in summer, hiking, running, riding, or participating in various sports.
|Dr. Steven Latter (Photo: John Hart)|
Dr. Latter suggests that we can protect our feet with better footwear. “I’m not against flip-flops,” he said. “I just encourage people to find them with an arch support appropriate to their needs.” Unfortunately, feet come in many varieties ranging from flat to high-arched. The higher the arch, the more support is needed.
Source: Gary Cooke, The Union
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.