Summer is here, and it’s time to keep our feet cool and in good health during these hot months! When we let our feet out to breathe, we also expose them to the sun, fungi, and bacteria in the environment. It’s essential to take precautions to prevent sunburn and infection. Our podiatrist in Plano, TX, gives some tips for keeping your feet healthy this summer.
Fungal, viral, and bacterial foot infections are common reasons we see patients in our office. Bare feet are exposed to fungus and bacteria in the environment in the summer, and walking around barefoot or in sandals can lead to conditions such as athlete’s foot and plantar warts. These can spread quickly in warm, moist places such as pools and showers. Make sure that you wear shoes around the pool and public showers. Wash your feet with warm water and soap when you return home from your outdoor activities.
If you’re not a fan of sandals and stick with sneakers during the summer, you should ensure that you’re wearing the proper socks. Wear moisture-wicking socks with good ventilation to keep your feet cool. Trapped sweat can lead to stinky feet and fungal infections! Always let your feet breathe after returning home and wash your socks after each wear.
It’s easy to get dehydrated during the hot summer months. Make sure you drink enough water – it increases blood flow, and since our feet are the furthest part of our bodies from the heart, blood circulation is critical for foot health. Additionally, staying hydrated reduces swelling of the feet, reducing the risk of injury and pain.
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 hammertoe and other topics related to podiatry, feel free to contact Dallas Podiatry Works, with a convenient podiatry office in Plano, TX, by calling 972.564.8556 or by clicking here.
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.