Posts for tag: Summer

By Dr. Alison Croughan
July 20, 2018
Category: Foot Care
Tags: shoes   Feet   Summer   sunburn   beach   sneakers  

With the most recent heat wave most of our patients are spending their free time at the beach barefoot (understandably) however this brings many new pedal complaints into our office.  Please use the following as a guide on how to protect your feet and toes from summer troubles.

1. SUNBURN - most people will think about putting sunscreen on their faces, arms and even legs; however the feet including top, bottom and in between the toes often gets forgotten.  This is important for not only when you are sunbathing at the beach (think laying with feet up) but also when you are sporting your flip flops and sitting at your child's lacrosse or baseball games.
 
2. Wearing shoe gear when walking on HOT SAND - a must - blisters and superficial burns are common.
 
3. Wearing water shoes in the ocean when you cannot see the bottom to protect your feet from SEA SHELLS and other sharp objects that could cause a cut or scrape potentially causing an infection.
 
4. Watch out for FOREIGN BODIES  along your local shore line or beach - although they may be cleaned daily - we often find pieces of wood or glass in people's feet after a weekend at the beach.
 
5. Wearing appropriate slip resistant shoe gear while boarding and exiting one's BOAT - wet feet on wet surfaces make sprains, strains and even fractures are an unfortunate possibility.
 
If you or a loved one find yourself in one of these predicaments please call our office today; we pride ourselves on same day appointments and always taking the best care of our patients.
By Dr. Joseph DiStefano
June 14, 2018
Category: Foot Care
Tags: fungus   Summer   smelly feet   humidity   infections  

When the long northeastern winter is over and the humidity kicks in, it takes our bodies some time to transition from heat saving to heat releasing. This means the production of sweat. If you’re like me, this means lots and lots of sweat. I love holding my wife’s hand, but when we’re walking outside and it’s 90 degrees and humid, I don’t hold it against her if she drops my hand.

As a Podiatric surgeon, the two things I hear from almost every patient visit are:

    1. Why feet?  Feet are gross
    2. I’m sorry my feet smell

All feet sweat, some more than others.  You would be hard-pressed to find a person who worked a 9-hour shift or went out walking and didn’t notice a little something funky when they took off their shoes. Usually, it’s not too bad.  Once you air your feet out, everything goes back to a level of normalcy.  Although sometimes the funk becomes more pronounced and starts to become an issue. Feet live in your shoes, and with sweat, become a dark, damp, moist environment in which bacteria and fungus love to live off of. Without treatment, the fungus can make spores, which propagates the infection and can allow it to spread from the feet to other parts of the body, and other people. 

Over the years, I’ve heard from many different patients, solutions for treating smelly feet. Everything from apple cider vinegar, to Vic's vapor rub, and even mayonnaise….the internet is a fickle beast sometimes. Evaluation by a Podiatrist is always the best solution to get control of temporary or long-term issues with your feet. We have many tricks in our bag, so give us a call or visit us on our site, lifootcare.com.

By Mikayla Hendizadeh
July 09, 2016
Category: Foot Tips
Tags: foot   tips   For   Summer   Camp  

-Wear shoes everywhere. Do not go barefoot.
-Put orthotics in your shoes if you have them.
-Consider wearing flip flops to the beach if it is rocky.
-Have comfortable and supportive sneakers.
-Always wear socks with sneakers. If you don't wear socks you can get fungus and blisters.
-Bring flip flops for the shower.
-Always consider bringing an extra set of shoes in case yours get wet. 


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