As the seasons change, people change up their footwear – sometimes resulting in painful blisters, bunions, sprains, plantar fasciitis and other foot injuries.

Whether it’s lacing up sneakers for road race training, slipping into flip-flops and summer sandals or returning to close-toed shoes after the long, hot summer, it’s important to keep in mind that foot health contributes to one’s overall health, and podiatrists have tips to keep your feet happy all year long – and can advise when it’s time to see a professional.

John Giurini, MD, Chief of Podiatric Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, is an expert podiatrist and is passionate about educating people on how to best take care of their feet and remain injury free. Please keep him in mind as an expert for a story you may be working on now or in the future. Topical ideas include:

  • Traumatic injuries such as stress fractures, traumatic fractures and puncture wounds due to people becoming more active and potentially walking barefoot during the summer months
  • Ensuring proper fit when selecting back to school shoes or shoes for running or other active pursuits
  • Addressing bunion pain resulting from the return of close-toed shoes in the fall
  • How to prevent and treat common foot conditions, such as bunions, hammertoes, blisters, toenail injuries, sprains, strains and stress fractures.

Please contact Lindsey Diaz-MacInnis, Senior Media Relations Specialist, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center if any of these topics pique your interest. She can be contacted at [email protected]