Hello, Colorado Springs! Summer time is pretty much upon us and of course, many of you will be running for the flip-flops and sandals. But before you do, consider the health of your feet. A recent article and video from the American Podiatric Medical Association warns of potential injury caused by the wearing of less-supported foot attire.
Here’s a bit from the article:
Flip-flops, and sandals, and “slippers,” oh my! Summer is officially here and it’s that time of year again: with warm weather comes an increase in tendinitis, stress fractures, and other injuries that can be attributed to America’s favorite summer footwear. Whatever you choose to call them, flip-flops are now back on the feet of everyone you know—but keeping feet healthy and happy means keeping your favorite pair of flip-flops from “going wild” this season!
How can you stop them from becoming a health hazard? And how much do people really know about what makes a flip-flop or sandal “healthy?” To find out, APMA paid a visit to Washington DC’s National Zoo, to get the scoop on what people think makes up a foot-friendly flip-flop.
What to do if you hurt your foot or ankle
Well, it can happen. Your feet and ankles take a daily beating and our lives are quite debilitated when our feet and ankles aren’t working properly. It’s so easy to take our foot and ankle health for granted. Hopefully, you’re doing everything you can to take care of yourself. But in the event something does happen, you can seek the advice and medical attention of a board-certified Colorado Springs foot doctor, like Kerry Berg, DPM.
Dr. Berg is just a phone call away … 719-594-9920 to schedule a consultation. Foot and ankle treatments are covered by most insurances.