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Clark, NJ 07066

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“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…” goes the song sung by the great Ella Fitzgerald.  Only summertime can wreak havoc on your feet.

1. Let’s start with the ever-present flip-flops and sandals.  Cheap flip-flops were meant for beaches, pools and locker rooms—only! If you want to wear them as every day casual shoes, spring for the extra few dollars and get the kind with real support. Save the fancy ones for dress-up wear and your feet will thank you. 

2. Wearing sandals of any kind can result in dry, cracked skin at the heels. There is no heel counter as found in closed shoes to keep the skin at the perimeter of the heels from being pinched and exposure to the elements dries the skin. Use moisturizing lotions to maintain hydrated skin.

3. Apply sunscreen to the top of your feet before spending time on the beach, at the pool or wearing those sandals and flip-flops. The skin is thin and very prone to painful sunburn—and the top of the foot is a particularly annoying place to get sunburn.

4. Summer safety: if you’re working in the yard, cutting grass and other such activities, you must wear appropriate shoes. Don’t let the laziness of convenience leave you open to an unfortunate accident.

5. Diabetics, particularly those with diabetic peripheral neuropathy need to be especially careful. Hot pavement, sidewalks and sand can result in serious burns. Wear something on your feet at all times!

Enjoy the summer to the fullest, but be careful out there!

For more information or an appointment, contact us at 732-382-3470 or visit our website at www.clarkpodiatry.com.  

At Clark Podiatry Center, we want to keep you walking!

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