Common Winter Foot Injuries And Conditions To Look Out FoR

You may not spend much time worrying about your foot health, especially when they’re bundled up in socks and boots over the winter. However, foot injuries and conditions are prevalent during the colder months. Issues like athlete’s foot, cracked heels, frostbite, and injuries can negatively impact your foot health and overall well-being. Dr. Hochstein at Great Neck Family Foot Care is here to help you minimize your risk of foot problems this winter. Continue reading to discover some common winter foot injuries and conditions to look out for. 


Common Winter Foot Problems


Frigid temperatures can be brutal on the extremities. Protecting your feet from harsh weather conditions is essential to prevent painful winter foot conditions. Our team at Great Neck Family Foot Care would like to share some foot problems we see each winter so you can avoid them this season:


  • Cracked Heels – Dry, cracked heels are ubiquitous during winter. Frigid air tends to dry out your skin, and sometimes the skin on your feet can become so dry that fissures develop. Moisturizing your feet daily can help you prevent this condition. 
  • Fall Injuries – Icy weather conditions make a simple walk down your driveway treacherous. A slip on the ice and snow can lead to a severe foot or ankle injury. Wear proper fitting boots with good tread to keep you steady on your feet this winter. 
  • Athlete’s Foot – Athlete’s foot thrives in damp environments, and moisture from sweaty, bundled-up feet can lead to this contagious infection. Be sure to keep your feet clean and dry, and wear moisture-wicking wool socks. 


Contact Us


As temperatures continue to dip, now is the perfect time to step up your foot care regimen. Our team at Great Neck Family Foot Care is here to help protect your feet this winter, so they’re ready for sandal weather at the end of it. Contact us today to request an appointment!