Foot Health Awareness
"Play it Safe" with Team AFFC
If you participate in a certain sport at least two to three times per week, you should wear a sport-specific shoe. Download our handout to help you identify what to look for when purchasing footwear for your favorite outdoor activity!
Sand and other surfaces can become very hot in the summer. Wearing protective footwear will prevent you from burning your feet. It can also prevent you from stepping on sharp and sometimes hidden objects like broken glass.
Your feet and ankles can get burnt in the sun just like the rest of your body. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to this often overlooked area as well as re-apply after going in water.
The sun can be brutal. Summer heat causes us to sweat. If wearing sneakers, be sure to accompany them with proper socks that will absorb any perspiration. Moisture can create a favorable environment for fungus and bacteria.
Drinking plenty of water is not only great for your overall health, but can also help reduce swelling that may occur when it’s hot.
Apply an over-the-counter foot cream regularly to keep your feet soft, smooth and pretty. It’s not all for the good looks. Skin can become dry in the summer, which can cause friction in your shoes, sometimes leading to wounds or ulcers.
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