Summer foot problems and simple solutions

After a long cold Canadian winter, you’d be hard-pressed to convince anyone who lives here they need to watch out for summer foot problems. However, there is no real need to worry to the extent your fun in the sun is ruined. With just a few simple tips, you and your feet will be able to enjoy the warmer weather to the fullest.

Athlete’s foot is important to keep in mind it is not only contagious; it can also spread to your toenails. The fungus that causes athlete’s foot is commonly found in locker rooms and warm moist areas. Even though you’ll want to shed a lot of your clothing after a long hard Canadian winter, going barefoot in locker rooms is inviting this infection.


Baby Powder in Shoes

Baby powder and cornstarch sprinkled into your shoes is a great way to head off any kind of infections before they start to become an issue.

Even if you wear your shoes all summer long, you still might run into trouble if you don’t maintain the situation properly. Antiperspirant /deodorant spray can keep the approximately 250,000 sweat glands you have in each of your toes in check during the warm weather.


Kids and heel pain

Finally, remember that it’s a good idea to make sure your children always wear shoes in the summer. Kids can also suffer from heel pain when they go barefoot and that part of the foot doesn’t have proper support.

Here’s a helpful tip for Mom and Dad when they’re picking out the new set of sneakers for their little ones. A quality shoe shouldn’t be all that flexible and the more you can bend one, the less support it provides for your children’s feet.

Summer shoes and your feet

Summer is here and it’s the time of year when the weather is nice and you’re putting a little extra wear and tear on your feet. Putting your best foot forward when the thermostat climbs is about picking the right summer shoes.  Here’s some friendly advice from Chris Hastings at Podiatry on Yonge.

If you are like most people, you’re excited about getting your summer footwear out. For many of us that includes a new pair of sandals. However, those good-looking new summer shoes come with a possible liability. Because the open skin on your feet can rub up against the sides of these stiff new shoes, you can develop painful blisters.

The answer to avoiding this drag on your summer fun is simpler than you might have imagined. Buying a pair of shoes that are comfortable and don’t need to be worked in can save you from suffering those ballooning sores on your feet.


Sandal Design

Picking the right kind of summer shoe is about knowing what to look for. As people become more and more health conscious, they include their feet as a primary health concern. The people who make sandals are paying attention too and they have made a variety of new choices with good footbeds so there’s extra support for your arches.

Arch support and shock absorbing qualities are two of the other things that everyone should be looking for in their favourite pair of summer sandals. Deep heel cups are another feature that can help you improve your foot health during the warmer weather.