Apart from people wearing flips flops you see many more people go barefoot around the swimming pools, in the garden, on decking etc. This leads to an increased occurrence of injuries from sharp objects, insect bites, allergic reactions and bacterial & fungal infections.Summer months also make people more conscious over there appearance as they get out all there summer clothes. This usually means that many people ratchet up their gym or sporting programs to lose those extra few pounds to get in shape. Podiatrists often find that more patients will complain of conditions such as plantar facisitis which is also know as heel pain and Achilles tendonitis.