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Tuesday, 13 February 2024 00:00

Tips for Happy, Healthy Feet

Your feet carry you through life's journey, so it's essential to give them the care they deserve. From fungal infections to ingrown toenails, foot problems can be painful and inconvenient. However, with proper care and attention, you can keep your feet happy and healthy. Start by maintaining good hygiene, washing your feet twice daily, and drying them thoroughly, especially between the toes to prevent fungal infections like athlete's foot. Keep your skin moisturized, but avoid applying lotion between the toes to prevent fungal growth. Regularly remove hard skin from your heels and use a heel balm containing urea to prevent cracking. Choose breathable, well-fitting shoes made of leather to reduce perspiration and avoid synthetic materials. Trim your toenails straight across to prevent ingrown toenails, and avoid cutting them too short. Maintain clean environments by regularly bleaching your shower area and wearing sandals in public showers. If you experience persistent foot pain or notice any concerning symptoms in the feet, toes, and ankles, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist who is medically trained to deal with these problems. 

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact Scott Burdge, DPM from Advanced Ankle & Foot. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Everyday Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. Without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks.

It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before. For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops. Wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent Athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Katy, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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