With record heat across America this summer, this kind of injury could be on the rise. Careful out there cats and kittens. Humans didn’t evolve walking on blacktop and most people have sweet, soft, white feet from wearing shoes all the time not the tough callouses that would offer some protection from extreme temps.
We wish this guy the best.
Arizona man suffers second degree burns on both feet from extremely hot pavement
by Mike Murasarz, ABC NewsÂ |Â WHAS11.comÂ |Â July 19, 2010 at 2:27 PM
(ABC News) The extreme heat sent an Arizona man to the hospital with severe burns on his feet.
Seventy-eight-year-old James Wankul suffered second degree burns on his feet, just for walking on the sidewalk with no shoes on. He had gone outside to run after the mailman. Wankul said the pain brought him to his knees. A neighbor ran after him, after seeing him fall in the street.
Terri Cyran, the neighbor, said â€œBy the time he turned around, he couldnâ€™t run back to the grass. So he fell down and then he was burning his knees and his hands so we had to, both of us, had to pick him up by his arms and then run him to the grass.â€
James Wankul, had second degree burns on his feet. â€œI couldnâ€™t stand up. The pain was so bad in my feet. Both the right & the left feet had blistered all the way across the balls of my feet,â€ said Wankul.
Doctors say this should be a reminder to parents who have small children and to pet owners; that sidewalks and pavements can easily reach 130-degrees on hot summer days.