June is National Great Outdoors Month

June is National Great Outdoors Month

Are your feet ready for National Great Outdoors Month? June is the month when the country celebrates the beauty and benefits of exploring the great outdoors. The celebration highlights the joys of hiking, fishing, camping, boating, swimming and biking in majestic spots that offer true connections with nature. This month-long celebration provides an ideal reason to devote some time to exploring outdoor areas and parks alone or with friends and family members. Of course, you can’t fully embrace outdoor adventures if you’re dealing with foot pain or discomfort. The team here at American Foot and Leg Specialists helps people throughout the Atlanta area prepare their feet for fun outdoor activities all summer long.


The thought of getting outside to get some fresh air while enjoying your favorite sports or activities may fill you with anxiety if you’re suffering from foot pain or an embarrassing foot-related condition. The reality is that our health suffers when our feet suffer. Foot pain makes it more difficult for us to get outside and participate in the activities we love. Things like sprains or athlete’s foot can make it hard to get around. That’s why it’s so important to tend to your feet when you’re enjoying the great outdoors. Here are the top tips for good foot health when you’re enjoying the great outdoors this June:

  • Carry bandages to address blisters as soon as they form
  • Make sure your hiking boots or shoes fit properly to avoid sprains
  • Wear water shoes in areas that are rocky or where glass can be found
  • Avoid walking barefoot in areas where debris could be present
  • Never share shoes with your outdoor companions
  • Wear shower shoes when using showers and bathrooms at camping sites
  • Make sure toes are covered when hiking or climbing in rocky areas

June may be National Great Outdoors Month. However, every day is a celebration of good foot health here at  American Foot and Leg Specialists. Are you interested in addressing a foot issue that is making it difficult for you to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors the way you want to? There’s no need to sit on the sidelines this summer. The team here at American Foot and Leg Specialists can assist you with diagnosing and addressing a wide variety of foot issues. We’re happy to help whether you’re dealing with a lingering problem or you suspect that you’ve recently injured your foot during some type of activity. We serve patients throughout the Atlanta area at our four locations in Fayetteville, Forest Park, Locust Grove and Stockbridge. Give us a call today to book a consultation. We help to create happy, healthy feet for patients throughout Fulton County, Cobb County, Douglas County, Fayette County, Henry County and Clayton County.

The information contained in this article is not intended to serve as medical advice or offer a diagnosis of any form. It is important to seek the assistance of a medical professional if you are dealing with pain or experiencing any type of emergency medical issue. You can call us here at American Foot and Leg Specialists if you’d like to book an appointment during our business hours.

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