Summer foot problems and simple solutions

After a long cold Canadian winter, you’d be hard-pressed to convince anyone who lives here they need to watch out for summer foot problems. However, there is no real need to worry to the extent your fun in the sun is ruined. With just a few simple tips, you and your feet will be able to enjoy the warmer weather to the fullest.

Athlete’s foot is important to keep in mind it is not only contagious; it can also spread to your toenails. The fungus that causes athlete’s foot is commonly found in locker rooms and warm moist areas. Even though you’ll want to shed a lot of your clothing after a long hard Canadian winter, going barefoot in locker rooms is inviting this infection.


Baby Powder in Shoes

Baby powder and cornstarch sprinkled into your shoes is a great way to head off any kind of infections before they start to become an issue.

Even if you wear your shoes all summer long, you still might run into trouble if you don’t maintain the situation properly. Antiperspirant /deodorant spray can keep the approximately 250,000 sweat glands you have in each of your toes in check during the warm weather.


Kids and heel pain

Finally, remember that it’s a good idea to make sure your children always wear shoes in the summer. Kids can also suffer from heel pain when they go barefoot and that part of the foot doesn’t have proper support.

Here’s a helpful tip for Mom and Dad when they’re picking out the new set of sneakers for their little ones. A quality shoe shouldn’t be all that flexible and the more you can bend one, the less support it provides for your children’s feet.

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