Accidents happen and we’re here for you when they do. A heavy object fell on this patient’s foot causing a fracture within the first tarsometatarsal joint. The patient underwent a midfoot fusion and now is doing very well after surgery. Dr. Christensen, Dr. Smith, and Dr. Bowlby all have extensive experience in trauma surgery. We will be able to schedule both an appointment and surgery promptly so that you can start healing ASAP!
1. Get a good pair of hiking boots and break them in before your trip. Brands we recommend are Keen, Merrill, Danner, Hoka, Lowa Tibet, and Kenetrek.
2. Socks are just as important as your shoes. We recommend Smart Wool brand. Socks should be wool or a synthetic blend. Avoid cotton socks because they trap in moisture and do not wick sweat well.
3. Bring mole skin. Applying mole skin to any hot spots before blisters form may help prevent them.
3. Apply Certain Dri antiperspirant the night before and the morning of your trip. This will help keep your feet drier which will help prevent blisters.
4. Cut your toenails before you go. This will help prevent toenail injuries!
Need non-slip shoes and/or steel toed shoes for work?
Dansko and Keen make excellent antislip shoes and Keen also has a number of steel toe options.
Here are a few great products found online that will make your existing shoes work appropriate.
Anti-slip: Black Stabil Grippers
We now carry a line of Dr.'s REMEDY nail polish which contains natural antifungal agents such as tea tree oli. This is a healthy alternative to regular nail polish for your toenails! We still recommend changing toenail polish requently and taking breaks between painting toenails to help prevent toenail fungus.
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