Prepare Your Feet for Winter Dangers: MD Podiatrist

Whether it’s a day at the office in high-heels or hauling the sled up the kids’ favorite toboggan hill ““ over and over and over ““ your feet can take a beating in winter. The implications of that range from the uncomfortable to the downright dangerous, says Daniel Michaels, DPM.
While snow can be beautiful, ice and snow can be dangerous for feet and ankles. And if the temperature drops after a warm spell, remember that there’s likely ice under the white stuff. Cold temperatures also make you vulnerable to frostbite, which continues to be a concern each year, Dr. Michaels says. If you’ll be outside for any length of time, layer on the socks and wear good, warm boots so you don’t risk losing toes.