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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen 5 Summer Safety Tips to Protect Feet and Ankles | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT
Daniel Phan, D.P.M.

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

5 Summer Safety Tips to Protect Feet and Ankles

Summer is finally here and families in Monmouth County are getting ready to enjoy some fun in the sun! At Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists we want all of patients to have take full advantage of all the activities the season has to offer but also to be aware of potential hazards to your podiatric health. Below are five tips to help ensure an exciting summer that’s free of foot pain and injuries.

  1. Keep flip flops in your beach bag. It’s impossible to judge how hot the sand at the beach is just by looking at it. You can burn the bottom of your feet by walking (or sprinting) on a hot beach or on blacktop or other surfaces near the water. Flip flops will also protect your feet in the rest room and changing area from coming in contact with infections like athlete’s foot which are transmitted by direct contact.
  2. Don’t forget to reapply sunscreen. The skin on your feet can burn just as easily as the rest of your body. Use a water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher and don’t forget to reapply after you’ve been in the water. Even when you’re not spending the day at the beach, if you are wearing sandals or another style that exposes the skin on your feet you need protection from the sun’s damaging rays.
  3. Match your shoes to the activity. Although flip flops are good for the pool or beach, they don’t provide the support necessary for playing sports (even casual ones like beach volleyball) or running around. Adults and children need to be sure to wear sneakers when engaging in active play, biking and sports. If summer hikes are in your plans, wear sturdy hiking boots that have a gripping sole and provide good ankle support. Failure to wear the proper shoes can result in ankle sprains and other injuries.
  4. Pack a foot-aid kit. A few simple items to include: bandages, antibiotic ointment, moleskin for blisters and hydrogen peroxide for minor cuts and wounds.
  5. Avoid walking barefoot. Although a temptation on warm summer days, going without shoes greatly increases your risk of puncture wounds and cuts from sharp objects hidden in grass and sand.

If you do sustain an injury to your foot or ankle this summer, or notice any unusual rashes on your feet, contact our Aberdeen office by calling: 732-566-2841. Our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin and Dr. Jessica A. Addeo, will examine your feet and make a prompt diagnosis of the source of your discomfort.

Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing 5 Summer Safety Tips to Protect Feet and Ankles, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen