Summertime is here in full force. Temperatures are soaring and children are home. This means more time in the water and less time stuck in shoes. Here are a few tips to help protect you and your child's feet:
1. Wear flip flops to public pools, parks, and showers. Not only will they help protect against cuts and scrapes, but they will also help protect against warts and other viruses.
2. Buy yourself and your children supportive sandals. I know it's not practical to live in sneakers, especially in the summer, but take the time to buy some sandals with some built in arch support. This will help prevent heel/arch pain in both you and your children. Also, limit the amount of time you spend barefoot. The constant lack of support can lead to foot pain in both children and adults. Remember, everything in moderation.
3. When exercising in the heat (or running around at summer camps), change into fresh, dry socks after the activity is completed. Fungus thrives in dark, damp places and loves nice sweaty, summertime feet.
Hopefully these tips will help keep you whole family healthy and happy all summer long!