Warm-Weather Foot And Ankle Injuries
For people living in the tristate area, many of whom spend several months each year buckling under the weight of heavy winter coats, and thousands of trips to shovel an icy driveway, the onset of warmer weather usually symbolizes freedom. Freedom from cold and snow, and for some people, freedom from shoes. From going barefoot in the grass or sand, to trading in the boots for sandals or flip flops, our feet and ankles can become more vulnerable to strains and injuries during the summer, largely due to increased physical activity and less supportive footwear.
Common Outdoor and Summer Foot and Ankle Injuries
The podiatrists at Turnersville and Pennsauken, NJ based Regional Foot and Ankle Specialists treat patients of all ages and activity levels for a range of foot conditions year round. Some of the most common injuries sustained during the summer months tend to include:
- Sprains and muscle and tendon tears
- Traumatic injury
- Warts and blisters
- Shin splints
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendinitis
For people already suffering from underlying health conditions that put them at greater risk for foot problems, such as diabetic neuropathy and congenital defects, the summer is an especially important time to take extra precautions to avoid potentially serious complications. Always wearing supportive, well fitting comfortable shoes, clean socks, keeping the feet clean and dry, and avoiding walking in bare feet are a few of the most effective ways to keep the feet protected from bacteria, foreign objects, and even basic ankle twists and sprains.
Foot and Ankle Injury Treatment in Turnersville and Pennsauken, NJ
Regional Foot and Ankle Specialists offer a comprehensive range of podiatry, including orthotics, basic foot care, foot surgery and diabetic foot care. For more information on diagnostic and treatment options for foot pain and injuries, contact a podiatrist by calling (856) 488-5290 in Pennsauken and (856) 875-8855 in Turnersville to schedule an appointment today.