Happy 4th of July!


Tips for foot health on 4th of July:

  • Wear closed toe shoes or sandals that protect the entire foot when near fireworks.
  • Be careful on grass at night.  Holes or divots could result in an ankle sprain.
  • Watch out for fire pits.  Walking over an unlit fire pit could still have hot embers underneath, which may cause significant injury to a foot.
  • Although you'd think sparklers are the safest firework, they actually burn at 2,000 degrees – hot enough to melt some metals!  Beware of stepping on a dropped sparkler. Hose them off before trying to pick them up, as it can be hard to know which end is which.

Be safe out there.  - Redmond Foot & Ankle