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Sun, sand, and waves! Nothing says summer fun like a day at the beach. Below are some potential podiatric problems and how to prevent them from ruining your seaside outing.

  • Jellyfish Stings - many people don't realize that jellyfish that have washed up on the shore can still sting you if you step on them. If this happens, carefully remove the tentacles from your feet. Keep a small container of baking soda or vinegar in your beach bag to apply to the site of a sting. This should relieve the pain and swelling.
  • Puncture Wounds - glass, shells, bottle caps, and other sharp objects can be hidden under the sand. Slip on your water shoes or flip-flops before taking a walk down the beach. If you do get a puncture wound, don't go swimming. Bacteria in the water can cause an infection. It's best to have a podiatrist check out any puncture wounds within 24 hours.
  • Sunburn - don't forget to apply sunscreen to the tops and bottoms of your feet as well as the rest of your body. Use a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 and reapply after going in the water or every two hours-whichever comes first.
  • Ankle Sprains, Tendon Strains, and Other Injuries - if your beach day plan includes volleyball, frisbee, or another physical activity, be sure to throw a pair of athletic shoes in your beach bag. Playing these or other sports in flip-flops or sandals in shifting sand is likely to result in a sports injury to your feet.
  • Swollen Feet and Ankles - stay hydrated! It will help reduce edema (swelling) of your feet and ankles.

If you sustain an injury or experience foot pain after your day at the beach, make an appointment to get it evaluated. We want to keep you walking!

 
By Clark Podiatry Center
November 11, 2019

Are you sitting at the office? How about in the locker room before the game?

Go ahead. Wiggle your toes and answer the questions below. At Clark Podiatry Center, we want to keep you walking — with support and comfort. When footwear no longer meets those requirements, you are at risk for corns, calluses, bunions, and blisters. If you can no longer wiggle your toes in your shoes, it’s time for a trip to the podiatrist and to the shoe store.

Are your toes rubbing against your shoes or socks?

Friction is not your friend when it comes to your shoes. With each step that you take, increased friction and pressure on your feet and toes can only lead to pain and discomfort. Some of the results include corns, calluses, bunions, or blisters. If you have diabetes and a condition known as neuropathy, this is even more dangerous and can further irritate cuts and bruises. Neuropathy is nerve damage; many times patients don’t feel that their shoes are too tight or that corns or wounds are becoming irritated.

Are you relieved to free your feet from your shoes?

Whether it’s for a specific event, or for your 9-to-5 commitments, you shouldn’t be counting down the hours until you can remove your shoes. Your feet should not hurt. If you’re in pain, it’s time to visit a podiatrist. You may need to rethink your footwear or there may be other conditions that are causing discomfort.
 

Do your shoes leave marks on your socks or skin?

Seeing is believing for this question. If you have marks on your skin, stop wearing those shoes immediately.

Are you concerned about leaving enough wiggle room in your shoes? Make an appointment with Clark Podiatry Center by calling 732-382-3470. Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Brandon A. Macy, can provide guidance on next steps to help you walk without pain and discomfort. Don’t forget that New Jersey’s Children’s Foot Health Institute is a part of the Clark Podiatry Center. Visit us at our Clark, New Jersey office.



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