Protection For Your Feet
Everyone knows the importance of using sunscreen to protect from harmful UV rays that can cause skin cancer, but what you might not know is that many people forget about their feet. Use a good SPF 30 or 50 and you should be well-protected. Next, avoid going barefoot. You never know where a stray piece of glass or other foreign object will turn up, and protecting your feet can help prevent it from finding its way into your foot. While some splinters are easy to remove, others have to be removed by a podiatrist. Another reason to avoid going barefoot is that there is less of a chance of becoming exposed to the virus that causes plantar warts if you are wearing some type of foot protection.
How Can We Help?
If you have stepped on an object and can't get it out, we can help. In fact, if you try digging around yourself, you could potentially cause an infection and make things worse. We're here to help, so call Dr. Roger Friedman at 440-934-8444 or fill-out our website online appointment form to schedule an appointment. If necessary we will take x-rays and decide on the best course of treatment for you. Now go out, enjoy the summer, just don't forget to protect your feet! Our office is conveniently located just north of Lorain County Community College at 5321 Meadow Lane Court in Elyria, ohio.