It’s that time of year again, and our Plano, TX, podiatrist knows that you are probably happily digging through closets to pull out last year’s sandals. Before you slip on those old flip-flops, however, Dallas Podiatry Works has some tips about sensible sandals wear this season.
Most people hold on to their old pairs of flip-flops way beyond their intended “shelf life.” Can you bend your pair of sandals in half? If so, it’s time to shop for new ones. While your sandals need to be flexible, we suggest looking for a pair that have a slight heel or wedge to provide some much needed support for the muscles and tendons in your feet and ankle.
While sandals are available in every color and can be adorned with accessories like sequins, fur, feathers, and sparkling “jewels,” we recommend going for a high quality sandals to avoid unnecessary blisters. In addition, an inexpensive plastic strap or shoe material may end up digging into your toes or heel and cause uncomfortable irritation.
If sandals will be your main type of footwear this season, a good fit is also important. Make sure your heel doesn’t hang off the back, but be sure to leave some extra wiggle room as your feet may swell in hot weather.
(Fashion tip note – Do you like to wear socks with your sandals? That falls under the “Don’t” column!)
Don’t risk accident or injury to your feet, cautions our Plano, TX, podiatrist. It is important to wear closed shoes when you are doing any yard work, especially when you are operating equipment like a lawnmower, trimmer, or leaf blower. In addition, if you are participating in any sporting activities, a closed shoe offers more support than a flimsy sandal to prevent a painful ankle turn – and the end to your backyard badminton tournament!
Wearing sandals in wet areas like around pools or locker rooms is a good way to help you avoid plantar wars and athlete’s foot.
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The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other topics related to podiatry, feel free to contact Dallas Podiatry Works, with a convenient podiatry office near Plano, TX, by clicking here or by calling 972.947.9968.
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.
Dallas Office: 12221 Merit Drive, Suite 280, Dallas, TX 75251
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