MD Podiatrist Highlights Dangers of Going Barefoot in Summer

Summer is quickly approaching, and with it comes the urge for people to shed their shoes. However, choosing to go without proper footwear can lead to problems for feet and might put a damper on summer fun. Daniel Michaels, DPM often sees more sprained ankles and broken bones during the summer months due to sports-related injuries or people being active outside doing yard work or playing with their family.
“You really should not be going outside barefoot, at all,” Dr. Michaels said. “You don’t want to get sunburned on your feet which could lead to melanoma, or you don’t want your foot getting cut by a piece of wood or glass that could be hidden. Those are two very common problems I see this time of year.”