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By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
June 08, 2020
Category: Foot Care
Tags: beach day   spf   protect foot skin  

In Connecticut, state beaches are open, and at Feet First Foot Care Specialists, we know our Middlesex County patients are most likely happy to hear it. After a long period of home confinement, it will be good to get out and enjoy some fun in the sun. Before you go, check the status of the beaches and get safety tips from the state here. You’ll also want to take a few precautions to protect your feet as well.

  • Apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher before you get to the beach. Remember to re-apply every two hours, and each time after you come out of the water. Don’t forget the bottoms of your feet as well if you are spending time sitting out on a beach blanket.
  • Wear shoes to get to your spot. As inviting as the sand looks, it can be extremely hot, especially if the sun is high in the sky and the sand has been absorbing that warmth for several hours. The same goes for asphalt in the parking lot.
  • Bring sneakers for active play. If beach volleyball or a long walk down the shore is part of your plan, wear the right footwear. Sand shifts making it difficult to avoid wrenching your ankle if you are wearing flip-flops. Sneakers will also prevent injuries and puncture wounds from sharp objects buried in the sand.
  • Keep your feet covered in restrooms and changing areas. Damp surfaces where other people walk barefoot are the most likely place to catch a fungal infection like athlete’s foot. Most foot infections are spread by direct contact.
  • Watch out for jellyfish. Even jellyfish that have washed up on the shore can still sting you if you step on them. Bring along some baking soda or vinegar to help relieve the sting if you accidentally come in contact with one. Most of the time a jellyfish sting will heal within a few days. If it doesn’t, or you sustain another foot injury, contact our Cromwell office by calling (860) 632-5499 to make an appointment with our podiatrist, Dr. Adam Mucinskas to get the necessary treatment.


 








 

 

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