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