Be Cautious While Swimming this Summer
Swimming is great exercise and can be beneficial to you health. It’s also a lot of fun! But there are foot problems that can occur while swimming, and funguses and viruses of the feet can be picked up around the public pool.
In fact, it is very common for the virus which causes plantar warts to be picked up while walking barefoot around pubic pools or while taking showers in public locker rooms.
The fungus that causes Athlete’s Foot is also commonly picked up this way. You can avoid contracting these foot conditions by wearing some type of footwear, such as flip-flops, in the pool area and into public showers.
Also, watch out for objects, such as broken glass, in the area. Flip-flops don’t offer much protection for your feet, and puncture wounds in the feet are not unusual during the summer months.
You can also sustain injuries while swimming. Tendonitis is one of the most common foot and ankle injuries in swimmers.
As always, if you suffer an injury, stop the activity. Don’t push yourself through the pain.
If you have suffered a foot injury or you are suffering from plantar warts or Athlete’s Foot, you can contact us at 615-220-8788 or at our toll-free number 888-713-0906. You can also request an appointment online.
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