When the temperature goes up so does our activity levels and with that our footwear often changes with it. Being more active can increase the pressure under your feet so it's important that you support them.
I've added some helpful hints to help keep your feet happy this summer:
- Avoid flat flimsy flip-flops - instead go for supportive thick soled footwear. At my clinic, I offer a range of Vionic footwear which will help support your feet but also allows you to wear a flip-flop style of shoe. The last thing you need this summer is to sprain your ankles on a pair of flip-flops you knew you shouldn't wear.
- Heel Balm for those cracked heels - most of us like to get out of our socks as soon as humanly possible when the weather is warm. But this means your heels are exposed. We've all done it, stared at the back of someone else heels on an escalator! Let's make sure you're not the one being stared at.
- Hot itchy feet at night - if your have hot itchy feet, especially in between your toes, it may mean you have a fungal infection called Athlete's Foot. This is a difficult problem to treat and you need specialist help. You need to consult with a Podiatrist to get all the advice you need not only to treat the infection but to prevent it from coming back.