Foot notes: Summer feet tips

Written by Community Health Network on 6/20/2014 2:15:00 PM

Dr. Kenneth StumpfBefore you slide on the flip-flops or strap on the water skis, Dr. Kenneth Stumpf, podiatrist with Community Physician Network, shares a few reminders about keeping your feet happy during the summer.

  • Foot and ankle injuries are extremely common while participating in water sports. Enjoy the sun and water, but wear all proper safety gear and equipment. If you think you may have suffered an injury, contact a podiatrist. 
  • Although walking on the beach barefoot may feel good, excessive walking and running barefoot can cause pain, tendonitis and possible stress fractures. Enjoy the summer pain-free and remember to protect your feet with footwear that provides adequate support.
  • Wear sandals or shoes around pools and public showers in the summer. Protecting your feet can help prevent athlete’s foot and warts caused by viruses.
  • When putting sunscreen on in the summer, remember your feet! The tops and bottoms of your feet are easily forgotten and can burn if not cared for properly. 
If you would like more information or have any foot and ankle questions or concerns, please visit www.bantapodiatry.org or call 317.843.2613.

About Health Minute

Health news and wellness tips you can read in 60 seconds or less, reviewed by our experts at Community Health Network. 

Learn about disease prevention, read the latest updates on FDA regulations, get exercise tips, find healthy recipes and more.

Browse all content or select a category below to narrow your search.


Categories


Tags

acupuncture addiction aging Alert Day allergies Alzheimer's Disease andrology ankle antidepressants anxiety arthritis aspirin athletic trainer autism back pain back-to-school backpack safety barefoot Benadryl® bicycling Biomet's Oxford® Partial Knee blood clots blood sugar brain health BRCA mutation breast cancer bullying burn cancer carbohydrates cardio carotids cervical cancer childhood obesity cholesterol cognitive behavior therapy cognitive decline colon cancer common cold Community Spine Center concussion Continuous Positive Airway Pressure contusions cucumber dementia depression dessert diabetes Dr. Aaron Carlisle Dr. Azita Chehresa Dr. Bradley Weinberg Dr. Brian Foley Dr. Carl Pafford Dr. Diana Burtea Dr. Ed Todderud Dr. Hany Haddad Dr. James Perry Dr. Jason Sorg Dr. Jeffery Boldt Dr. Joshua Kluetz Dr. Karamchand Paul Dr. Kenneth Stumpf Dr. Megan Gruesser Dr. Michael DaRosa Dr. Michelle Murphy Dr. Nanette Oscherwitz Dr. Peter Schilt Dr. Richard Hon Dr. Ryan Grimm Dr. Sandeep Dube Dr. Steven Norris Dr. Wafic ElMasri Dr. William Fisher ear, nose and throat egg freezing epinephrine EpiPen® exercise family health history fat FDA feet fertility fetal growth restriction fever fiber flu food allergies foot fried food frostbite fruit geriatrics glucose grief half-marathon Halloween safety hand, food and mouth disease Harvoni heart disease heart health hepatitis C high-altitude HIV hockey holiday toys holidays HPV hydration immunizations Indiana State Fair Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Indy Fuel infection influenza insulin integrative medicine intrauterine growth restriction joint pain Kimble Richardson literacy development loss lung cancer Major Depressive Disorder Malaria prophylaxis mammogram marital stress men's health mold mood National Sleep Foundation neck pain nosebleed OCD omega-3 fatty acids osteoarthritis ovarian cancer Pap smear Pap test partial knee replacement pediatrics pertussis physical activity podiatry pollen popularity pork portion control pre-eclampsia prevention PTSD quad rash reading recipe respiratory infection risk factors RSV running running shoes salmon Santa saturated fats school Seasonal Affective Disorder seniors skin cancer sleep apnea soccer sperm spine sports drinks sports injury sports nutrition sprain sterile gauze stress sugary drinks suicide sun safety symptoms training travel safety trick-or-treating Truvada® type 2 diabetes UFE unsaturated fats vaccinations vegetables viral infection walking water safety whooping cough yoga