What foot injuries could you experience this summer? Maybe you have one of these right now.
Learn some of the common foot injuries you can experience, and what you can do to make them heal as quickly as possible:
They’re annoying and easy to pop. But, popping blisters is the worst thing you can do. Not only does it sting and make the blister feel worse, but a popped blister can become infected. That could require you to take an emergency visit to your podiatrist.
Instead, apply antibiotic cream over the blister and cover it with a bandage. If your sandals or flip-flops cause blisters, consider using blister bandages to minimize the rubbing.
Prepare yourself for a true, but fairly gross statement. Each of your toes has 250,000 sweat glands. And each one of those toes can release a pint of sweat daily. Not a pleasant thought.
To counter this effect during the intense Texas summer, spray your feet with antiperspirant every morning and night. The metals block your sweat ducts and reduce sweating.
Yes, it’s easy to forget, but too much sun exposure (without sunblock) can cause skin cancer. That includes the tops of your feet.
Fortunately, it’s not hard to protect your feet. Simply apply SPF 30 sunscreen (or stronger) on the top and bottom of your feet and between your toes.
Foot powder, baby powder, and even talcum can be sprinkled in your shoes to kill the athlete’s foot fungus before it grows. Do this on a daily basis.
If you notice you have itchy feet and toes, or if your feet look scaly, you could easily have athlete’s foot. For another preventative, never go barefoot or wear flip-flops near public swimming pools or in locker rooms.
Remember back when you used to run around without anything on your feet? Ahhh, the freedom of being a child.
But that can lead to heel pain when done too much. If your child is complaining of foot pain, identify the location. If it’s their heel, have them wear running shoes to protect their feet.
You now have five simple remedies to common summer foot injuries. Have a fun-filled (and safe) summer!