Summer is upon us and many of us are wondering what kind of shoes are best for my feet? As we transition from our winter boots to our sandals, many of us wsummerill begin to experience heel pain. This pain is due to a condition known as, plantar fasciitis. Over the winter this ligament becomes tight and supported in our shoes. Once summer comes, many patients begin to wear sandals and flip flops with no support. This causes the ligament to stretch out and tug at our heel bone, causing pain and inflammation.

To prevent plantar fasciitis this summer, it is important for you to stretch out your calves and feet daily. It is also important to wear supportive summer shoes. If you want to wear a flip flop, look for ones that have built in arch supports or a small rocker bottom.  A sandal with a small wedge or heel, 1-2″ will provide you with extra support and put less strain on the bottom of your foot.

Other dangers of summer…

Other dangers of summer include fungus, warts, and foreign bodies. Many of us like to walk outside, at the beach, or at the pool barefoot. These are common places to contract a virus that causes warts. This virus is contracted by contact with the virus, usually through cuts and scrapes on the bottom of our feet. Warts are hard, painful lesions, most commonly found on the bottom of your feet. They are treated by shaving the lesion and applying an acid to kill the wart at its blood supply. Some people even need a procedure to have the warts excised.

Fungus can also be found anywhere and everywhere. Fungus on the foot will commonly cause itching, scaling, and flaky skin on the feet. This is treated with an anti-fungal cream. Also, walking barefoot poses the threat of stepping on foreign bodies such as glass and splinters. If not removed and treated, these can cause pain and infections.

Don’t let the hazards of summer bring you down! Protect your feet today, but if you have any questions, call Hollowbrook Foot Specialists at (845) 298-9074 for your next appointment. Serving the Hudson Valley from Wappingers Falls.

By: Samantha DelRegno D.P.M.

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Podiatrist In Wappingers Falls, NY

Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

- Bob D.

bob 5 star review

GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

- Jordan C.

jordan 5 star review

You will not find a better podiatrist than Dr. Schlam. I have been seeing him for over twenty years and he has been a godsend for my foot pain. If only I could give six stars...

- John M.

john 5 star review

Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

- Irene T.

irene 5 star review

The best health care experience. The staff and nurses are super friendly and Dr. Schlam is very good. I highly recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists.

- Bob D.

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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 4pm

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