The summer months are great. The kids are off school, it’s the perfect time for traveling and you can’t beat all that warm weather and sunshine.
However, if foot health is a concern for you, summer also has its downsides. Namely, it can do a number on your feet.
Why Is Summer Tough on Your Feet?
Wondering why summer is harder on your feet than other seasons? While this can vary from person to person, most people stress their feet more in warmer months than in cold ones. You are more likely to go hiking, walk around the park or head on vacations that require a lot of moving around.
On top of that, people are more inclined to don footwear that is less supportive and lacks protection. Think flat flip-flops, slides and other types of sandals. As a result, there are more foot injuries in the summer months and the skin on the feet takes a beating.
Three Things to Do for Your Feet
Now that summer is in the rearview mirror, it is time to take care of your feet. Here are our top tips for foot care as we head into fall.
- Buy Quality Shoes: Look for those that cover the foot but do not rub against it. You want to avoid anything that could cause sores. Make sure the bed offers good support as well.
- Get a Pedicure: Whether you give this to yourself at home, go to a spa or get a medical pedicure, this will set you up for better foot health in the coming months.
- See a Podiatrist: While examining your feet at home will tell you a bit about your foot health, nothing beats the eyes of an expert.
Are you ready to get going on your fall footcare? Schedule your visit today. Call us at 301-948-2995 or fill out our contact form.