It’s Men’s Health Month! With summer in the air, men are gearing up to get outside and hike, play sports, and participate in exciting summer activities. But if they’re not careful, all of that summer fun can strain men’s feet, leading to pain, injury, or wear and tear conditions like plantar fasciitis. Have a healthy and safe summer with these four easy tips for keeping your feet in perfect condition, no matter your plans.
Keep Your Feet Dry
In the hot weather, your feet can sweat. To prevent bacteria, make sure to dry your feet thoroughly, especially in between your toes. If you struggle with sweaty, smelly feet, buy an antifungal powder or foot soak, or ask your podiatrist for help.
Apply Sunscreen Everyday
It’s an everyday habit for most to apply sunscreen to their face and body, but it’s important not to forget your feet. Going barefoot exposes your feet to the sun and its harsh UV rays. Skin cancer on our feet is common and should be taken seriously, especially in the summer.
Change Your Socks
Dirty and damp socks are a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and fungi. Not only can this cause foot odor, but you can also contract athlete’s foot, a fungus that can cause pain and irritation.
Ditch The Itch
Many men don’t moisturize their feet. But did you know dry, cracked feet allow bacteria to enter and cause infection? Moisturizing regularly can also help with calluses. Be sure not to apply lotion between your toes, which can lead to a bacterial infection.
At Advanced Foot Care of NJ, LLC, Dr. Anant Joshi and his staff treat a range of conditions and are committed to providing results. To schedule an appointment, contact his office in Woodland Park, NJ, at 973-256-0002.