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Health Tip: Protect Your Feet in the Heat: MedlinePlus

Health Tip: Protect Your Feet in the Heat: MedlinePlus

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Health Tip: Protect Your Feet in the Heat

Guard sensitive soles from sun, injury
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By Diana Kohnle
Thursday, April 11, 2013HealthDay Logo
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(HealthDay News) -- Hot weather can give your feet a beating, but you can take a few steps to protect your sensitive soles from the heat and sun.
The American Podiatric Medical Association lists these tips to keep feet healthy in hot weather:
  • Try not to walk around barefoot to help reduce the risk of injury and infection.
  • Slip on a pair of flip-flops when you're at the pool, beach or locker room, and even in a hotel room.
  • Protect your feet from sunburn by thoroughly applying sunscreen all over your feet, and reapplying after you've been in the water.
  • Cut down on swelling by drinking plenty of water, and remember to stretch your ankles and calves and wiggle your feet frequently.
  • Wear appropriate protective footwear for water sports that require it; pack an extra pair so you don't have to put on wet shoes.
  • Pack a foot first-aid kit for vacation, and seek medical attention for any foot problems.


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