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Foot Care Tips That May Help to Protect the Feet

Tuesday, 08 November 2022 00:00

The majority of people may understand the need to take care of their bodies, but may neglect their feet. They carry the weight of the body, and daily care is needed to help prevent the feet from developing unwanted conditions. There are simple and effective methods that can help to pamper and protect the feet, and it is beneficial if they are incorporated into everyday practice. The feet will feel good when they are washed and dried daily, followed by applying a good moisturizer. Ingrown toenails may be avoided when the toenails are trimmed properly, and this is generally done on a weekly basis. It is beneficial to wear appropriate shoes while in places such as public swimming pools and locker rooms, as this may possibly prevent athlete's foot and toenail fungus from developing. Environments of this type are where the fungus that causes these foot conditions live, and flip-flops or water shoes are encouraged to be worn while frequenting them. Additionally, wearing shoes that fit correctly may help to prevent a multitude of foot conditions. If you would like more information about simple everyday foot care tips, please consult with a podiatrist.

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from InStride Foot & Ankle Specialists. Our doctors 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 one of our offices located in Mt Airy, Clemmons, Winston-Salem, King, Greensboro, and Siler City, NC . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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