Cold winter weather does not mean that you have to stop doing the activities
you love; however, it does mean you should be prepared to tackle the Wyoming
winter weather ahead. When heading out on the coldest of days, it’s
important to remember that proper prevention will allow for your feet
to stay dry and warm, all winter long:
Always Wear the Right Shoes
By now, you probably know that your
footwear should always match the event at hand — this is especially true
in the winter. Your shoes should be a bit less breathable but safe enough
to prevent you from slipping and falling. For cold weather activities,
look for a boot that is insulated and water-resistant, too.
Keep Them Dry
You want to further protect your feet with a good pair of moisture-wicking
socks. Though your shoes are made to prevent you from touching snow, ice,
and water, your socks will protect you from excess sweat, which can leave
your feet damp and, ultimately, cold.
But Be Smart About Layering
Though you’ll want to keep your feet dry, layering can create extra
heat, making your feet sweat, and leading to unnecessary dampness, so
stick with a good pair of moisture-resistant ones instead.
Pay Attention to the Signs
If you begin to lose feeling in your feet after being exposed to the cold
for a long time, you put yourself at risk for damage. Be sure to pay attention
to your time spent outdoors, and if your feet start to lose feeling, seek
warmth as soon as possible.
Don’t let the winter weather stop you from playing your favorite
sports. However, if an injury does occur,
Powder River Orthopedics & Spine (PROS) is here to help in Gillette, Wyoming. We can evaluate your options
so you can rest assured that you get the best possible outcome and are
back to a happy and active life in no time.
Call the PROS at 307.686.1413 or visit
www.cchwyo.org/PROS to learn more.