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Summertime in Connecticut! Are Your Feet Ready?

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Another Connecticut summer is almost upon us!

The sun is staying out later. The days are getting warmer. For those with young families, the end of school is only about a month away.

Do you have a big trip planned? Maybe a nice day trip or staycation? Or perhaps you’re just excited to spend a little extra time outdoors, going on a glorious hike, bike ride, or run.

Whatever your passion, you could hardly have picked a better place to enjoy the summer months than Connecticut. (We’re biased, but it’s true.) At least, that is if your feet are up to the task! (More on that in a bit).

Enjoy the Action of Summer Free from Foot Pain!

If you aren’t excited yet, feel free to check back over our day trip blog from a few weeks ago—it’s full of great ideas for hikes, historic towns to visit, and the like. If that’s not enough, here are a couple of additional upcoming great events to put you in the mood:

International Festival of Arts & Ideas (June 9-23). This city-wide arts and cultural festival spans two weeks and most of New Haven, with the Yale campus at the center of it all. Over 170 events will be held or staged, including theatre, live music, dance, speakers, town hall events, and more. Of course, with the entire city as your playground, there’s no shortage of great restaurants, restful green spaces, awesome shopping—whatever you like, it’s here.

Mystic Outdoor Art Festival (August 11-12). We already gave Mystic a shout-out in our day-trip blog. To summarize: it’s a historic shipping village with a lot of charm, quaint shopping, and a world class aquarium and maritime museum. But if you go during the festival, you’ll also get to enjoy two miles’ worth of arts and crafts, artwork for purchase, and a juried art competition.

Brooklyn Fair (August 23-26). More than 200 years and still going strong! At one of the oldest (and best) agricultural fairs in the United States, you’ll find all the classic elements—dog shows, pig races, tractor pulls, pie-eating contests, midway rides and games, you get the idea. And you’ll also be treated to a great lineup of regional and national headliners, enjoy great food, and more.

In other words? Yeah, this is a cool place to live, with a lot of fun things to do.

But like we said—it’s only fun if your feet are up to the challenge. See, if your feet hurt, everything crashes to a screeching halt.

Summer Activities

Forget walking the shoreline in Mystic and exploring the New Haven Green. Say goodbye to a day at Lake Compounce or a hike up Sleeping Giant. When your feet aren’t cooperating, just going for a quick walk around the block might sound like torture—to say nothing of playing with kids, getting your yardwork done, cooking dinner. You get the idea.

Well, that’s what we’re here to help with.

Our goal is to keep everyone who visits our office as active as possible. We do this by providing first-class foot and ankle care.

We’ll carefully evaluate your situation. We talk with you about your lifestyle goals, too. What do you wish you could be doing, but can’t anymore due to the pain? What activities would give you the most joy to be able to regain?

With that information, we’ll develop a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan to suit both the realities of your physical conditions, but also your more individual needs. That could include things like:

  • Custom orthotics that fit your feet with the exact level of additional support and cushioning they need to do their job effectively.

  • Stretching, physical therapy, and other conservative and at-home treatment options to relieve pain, build strength and flexibility, and reduce your ongoing risk of further injury.

  • Effective ways to manage the pain and function loss from deformities like bunions or hammertoes—or a surgical procedure to realign and restore your optimal foot structure.

  • Fixes for recurring annoyances like ingrown toenails and athlete’s foot.

We're Here to Help!

Of course, we’re also happy to give you solid advice and instruction on proactive steps you can take to reduce your risk of injury and keep your feet and healthy as possible, as long as possible. Healthy eating tips, daily hygiene, key exercises, how to find a good pair of shoes—you get the idea.

So if you’d really like to enjoy some of the beautiful and action-packed New England summer—but you’re worried about how your feet are going to hold up—don’t be afraid to take action. Give us a call. We’ll do everything we can to get you in great shape so you can go do great things!

Call us at (203) 876-7736 to schedule an appointment with us in either Milford of Hamden today.

Dr. Sanjay V. Patel
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Dr. Patel has over 20 years of experience in the field of podiatric medicine and podiatric surgery.
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