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Watch Your Feet – That Ground Could Be Hot, Hot, Hot!

In the hot summer months, the temperatures can be blistering – literally! If you live in an area where the heat spikes, you may have heard someone comment, “It’s so hot I could cook an egg on the sidewalk!” The reality is that when it is hot outside, it’s not just the air that heats up. Hot cement can be a real hidden danger that attacks when you aren’t aware.

Last summer, Rebecca Friesen, a young woman from McKinney, TX, suffered second-degree burns on her feet while taking a short walk – and she was wearing shoes! How does that happen, you ask? The temperature that day had jumped to 108 degrees and her footwear of choice was a pair of flip-flops. The lack of protection and insulation against the hot cement left her with painful blisters that developed as soon as she got back home.

All of us at Dallas Podiatry Works urge patients in the Dallas and Plano, TX area to be extremely careful and protect feet from burning on hot cement. Concrete can reach temperatures as high as 145 degrees, and skin can burn within 5 seconds of exposure. Rebecca’s story reminds us of the dangers of thin-soled flip-flops as well.

Diabetics – this warning is especially for you! Even a minor burn or blister can turn into a wound that leaves you in serious trouble. Nerve damage may impair your ability to feel how hot the ground is, so always wear thick-soled shoes any time you go outside, even if it is just to grab the newspaper!

If you have sustained a foot injury, please call us today for help. You don’t want a foot problem to hinder your chance to get in some last minute summer fun. Call Drs. Joel Brook or David Northcutt at (972) 566-7474 in Dallas, TX or (972) 943-3323 in Plano, TX to make an appointment today.

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"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 care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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