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Summer Vibes in December

Summer Vibes in December

South Eastern Sports Podiatry’s Guide to Happy and Healthy Feet

While much of the world is bundled up for winter, here in our corner, we’re soaking up the sun and enjoying summer in December. With beach days and outdoor adventures on the horizon, it’s essential to ensure your feet are ready for the sand and surf. In collaboration with South Eastern Sports Podiatry, this month’s blog is all about navigating December with your foot health in mind and gearing up for those summer days ahead.

 

Summer-Ready Footwear:

In warmer climates, it’s tempting to live in flip-flops, but not all sandals are created equal. Opt for those with good arch support (like the Archies, which we stock in the clinic) and cushioning to provide the comfort and stability your feet need for extended walks on the beach. South Eastern Sports Podiatry recommends choosing sandals with a contoured footbed to support the natural shape of your feet.

 

Foot-Friendly Exercises:

Take advantage of the beautiful weather by incorporating foot-friendly exercises into your routine. Walking or jogging on the beach is an excellent way to strengthen your feet and lower limbs while enjoying the scenery. Make it a habit to stretch your calves, flex your toes, and rotate your ankles to keep your feet flexible and agile.

 

Hydration and Cooling Treatments:

Summer heat can take a toll on your feet, leading to swelling and discomfort. Stay hydrated to help regulate your body temperature, and consider pampering your feet with cooling treatments. Soaking your feet in cool water infused with a bit of peppermint oil can provide relief and reduce inflammation after a day in the sun.

Sun Protection for Your Feet:

Just like the rest of your body, your feet need sun protection. Apply sunscreen to the tops and sides of your feet, especially if you’re planning to spend an extended amount of time outdoors. Don’t forget to reapply after swimming, and consider wearing a stylish pair of UPF-rated sandals for added sun protection.

 

Regular Check-ups for Summer-Ready Feet:

Before diving into your summer activities, schedule a check-up with South Eastern Sports Podiatry. A professional examination can identify any potential issues, ensuring your feet are in top condition for the season. Your podiatrist can offer personalised advice based on your foot health, helping you enjoy a pain-free and active summer.

 

As we savour the warmth of December, it’s the perfect time to prepare our feet for the adventures that summer brings. With these tips from South Eastern Sports Podiatry, you can step into the season with confidence, knowing that your feet are happy, healthy, and ready for whatever summer has in store. Here’s to a December filled with sun, sand, and the joy of summer!

 

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