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With the 2012 season of the NFL opening this week, expect to see an increase in the number of sports-related injuries in the news. Already on opening day, the quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals, John Skelton, had to be carried off the field due to an ankle injury. Reports indicate that the injury is an ankle sprain, one of the most common ankle injuries. An ankle sprain is damage to the ligaments of the ankle, the soft tissue structures that keep the joint together. It is important to have an ankle injury evaluated so that the best course of treatment can be determined.
Boat shoes are a popular summer footwear choice for both men and women. They are often worn sockless, which unfortunately can cause foot odor and blisters. Here are some tips to keep your feet healthy if you wear boat shoes or any other shoes without socks:
Excess sweat inside your shoes allows odor-causing bacteria to grow. If your feet are especially sweaty, there are several things you can do to help prevent foot odor. Many companies make powders and sprays that can you apply to your shoes in the morning to keep your feet dry. Others make insoles that you can put in your shoes to cut down on odor. In addition, try to let your shoes air dry completely before wearing them again, even if it means avoiding wearing them for a day.
Going sockless can also cause blisters. Your shoes should fit comfortably and should be broken in slowly to best avoid blisters. Putting a bandage on areas that take a lot of friction like the heel can help prevent blisters from occurring. Consider wearing “no-show” or “low-cut” socks that protect your heels but still give the effect of you being barefoot.