Posted: May 1, 2018 8:48 am
Did you know? A single pair of flip flops can harbor a whopping 18,000 bacteria, including Staphylococcus.
Rethink those flip flops… Over wearing flip flops can cause stress fractures, heel pain and tendonitis, and can exacerbate hammertoes. These are not shoes that we should wear from 8am til 8pm.
However, not all flip flops are created equally, look for a pair with a thicker sole and arch support; remember you should never be able to bend the shoe in half. We offer two styles of sandals in our office, a slip on and a flip flop. These sandals offer a durable thick sole and a built in orthotic for the support your feet are longing for. Stop by our office to place your order today.
Athlete’s foot is a very common infection. The fungus grows best in a warm, moist environment such as shoes, socks, swimming pools, locker rooms, and the floors of public showers. It is most common in the summer and in warm, humid climates. There are at least four kinds of fungus that can cause athlete’s foot. There are 3 different types of athlete’s foot which can be determined by where the infection arises. Steps to prevent athlete’s foot include wearing shower sandals in public showering areas, wearing shoes that allow the feet to breathe, daily washing of the feet with soap and water, and drying the feet thoroughly.
We offer many products in our office for your convenience to treat and stop the spread of fungus, including: a spray for your shoes, antifungal cream for your skin, and antifungal solution for your nails.
During your visit you will experience a complete foot check that includes looking for skin melanomas which can occur due to sun exposure. We offer same day scheduling for your convenience. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.
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