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WarmWeatherWalking Checklist Warm weather gives us a great time to get ourselves up off the couch and get on our way to better health. Don’t let foot pain slow you down. Follow these helpful tips for your warm weather walks and enjoy the weather! Wearsupportive shoes. Wear‘moisture wicking’ socks. Stretch muscles before and after your walk. If you’ve been inactive over the winter, don’t overdo it. Gradually work into a walking program. Walkers can frequently experience heel pain, especially if you’ve been inactive during the winter months. Often ibuprofen and daily stretching exercises can provide relief. If you experience pain in your heels or ankles make an appointment with our office for a proper evaluation. This information was developed by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons | FootHealthFacts.org Don’t let foot pain slow you down from enjoying the great weather!Not only should you protect your feet from the sun’s harmful rays, but take caution when thinking of going barefoot this summer. Summertime is primetime for puncture wounds and traumatic injuries to feet and ankles. e first and best defense to protecting your feet is to always wear shoes when outdoors. Puncture Wounds Nails, shards of glass, slivers of wood, bits of shell at the beach, thorns from bushes and trees are all hidden dangers lurking in the grass and can easily puncture the skin of your foot. Even after you’ve attempted to remove the embedded object, many times dirt and bacteria that were pushed into the wound remain and can cause serious infections. Any puncture wound that has penetrated the skin should be treated in our office within 24 hours. Without proper treatment, this injury can result in not only infection, but painful scarring or development of a cyst. Traumatic Injuries Accidents happen. Feet can get caught in the spokes of a bike. ey may be hit by a rock or other object that flies out from the lawnmower. Sturdy shoes should always be worn when riding bikes or mowing the lawn. Any traumatic injury should be evaluated in our office to determine the extent of injury and proper treatment. info provided by ACFAS

Information provided by The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

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