Summer is a traditional time to kick off your shoes and relax, but it’s not always the best time of year for foot health. All that heat and humidity paired with the desire to go barefoot or wear unsupportive shoes, such as flip-flops and sandals, can lead to a lot of problems for your feet.
While anyone can have a mishap that leads to foot pain issues in the summer, if you have certain foot health conditions, the elements can worsen your foot woes. Plantar fasciitis, bunions, and various complications related to diabetes can all feel worse in the sweltering heat.
By taking the right steps, however, many foot health problems can be avoided or at least lessened, even during the dog days of summer. The secret is to pamper your feet by protecting them with the right summer shoes based on your feet’s unique needs.
Be practical and realistic when it comes to choosing the right shoes for summer. For example, flip-flops might be just fine for lounging poolside, but not the best choice for walking around a city sightseeing for hours. Also, leather tends to breathe better than rubber, so leather-soled shoes can be a better choice if sweaty feet are an issue.
Many of our patients with Plantar Fasciitis, Bunions, Heel Spurs, or Diabetes check with the doctors at Affiliated Podiatrists for advice in these matters.
It is estimated that 5 million gardeners will experience some sort of foot pain this spring as a result of failing to first warm-up and stretch muscles in the feet. We feel that Gardening is an exertive, weight-bearing activity and should be considered more of a sport than a passive hobby.
Problems that may be precipitated include: foot & ankle swelling, or foot & toe cramps, skin infections and plantar fasciitis. Improper shoe gear may invite other troubles. If foot problems persist long after your activity, you should call us at Affiliated Podiatrists for an appointment.
Millions of people are accessing mobile websites every day, and the numbers are steadily rising. For this reason, we have created a mobile website for our patients to not only get in touch with Affiliated Podiatrists but also to get valuable information about foot and ankle healthcare information.
Most patients visiting the mobile website will be, in fact, mobile themselves. Generally, patients don’t visit a website or surf their phone without a specific purpose in mind. Often that means finding a phone number, location, hours of operation, services offered or even educational material on topics of interest that pertain to foot & ankle health.
We at Affiliated Podiatrists take great strides towards remaining on the cutting edge of technology in all areas of podiatric practice; now through the creation of our mobile website.
We proudly announce the return of Dornier’s ESWT®(Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment) to our armamentarium of care; offering relief to painful conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis.
This non-invasive treatment option is based on a proprietary set of unique shockwaves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation and accelerate the healing process.
ESWT® is a method of bringing therapeutically effective sonic energies to locally confined areas in the body non-invasively; delivered under ultrasound guidance (based on similar principles used in lithotripsy). Once again, we are able to offer relief to painful heel conditions, in our office and out of the hospital.
One of the advantages of ESWT® over conventional treatment methods is that our patients can, immediately return to work or other activities without the prolonged delay of rehabilitation nor the limitations on weight bearing associated with surgery.
Affiliated Podiatrists is committed to providing the latest and most effective modalities to our patients and healthcare community.
Drs. Joel & Marc Feder will be featured “American Health Front” which will air on CBS, Channel 2, this Saturday Evening, December 15th, at 6:30 p.m.
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