The Fall Weather is Almost Here!
With the leaves changing, the fall flowers blooming and individuals wondering amongst the beautiful Virginia scenery, we at Achilles Foot and Ankle want to make you aware of the ‘fall dangers’ of the foot and ankle.
Like to hike? Planning a trip to the mountains to see the leaves change? Do not forget to wear the proper shoe gear. In fact, shoe gear such as hiking boots on uneven terrain can reduce your chance of an ankle sprain by 75%! So, when planning your next hiking trip, invest in some good shoe gear!
Ingrown Toenails / Toe Infections
Wet shoes, narrow shoes, steel toe boots…all can cause toe pain! Whether you are wearing your fancy high heels to the vast array of Virginia wineries or stomping through the creek beds of south west Virginia, shoe gear pressure can cause ingrown toenails. In addition, damp and dark places are breeding grounds for infection. Therefore, be sure to wear wide shoes whether it be to the winery or the hills!
Foot & Ankle Rash
What where you step! You could be stepping on a poisonous plant! Virginia is well known for it’s poison ivy plant. If you think you have come in contact with the plant, wash the area with warm water and antibacterial soap. Next, apply a topical cortisone cream and take an oral benedryl. If your symptoms do not calm down within 24 hours, contact our staff at Achilles Foot and Ankle Center in Richmond and Surrounding Areas.
In conclusion, have fun but protect your feet and ankles! If you have any problems contact our office for a same day appointment at one of our 5 Central Virginia Locations.