We all love going barefoot in the summer!

But watch out for this very common and adult pediatric injury: Puncture wounds. Make sure you or your children never go barefoot outdoors and are always in supportive athletic shoes or sandals. Puncture wounds with wood, glass, or any other debris can create a breeding ground for infection.  You must seek immediate medical care for appropriate treatment which could include numbing the puncture site and attempting to remove the debris with sterile equipment by a physician.  Do not attempt to use your own tools! That will just increase the chance of infection.  Please be safe and don't go barefoot this summer.  But if you find yourself in need of immediate care from a puncture wound, call our office and make an urgent appointment or seek immediate care at an urgent care facility.  Have a fun and safe summer from the Indiana Podiatry Group!


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