The Benefits of Taking Care of Your Feet
Patients who are aware of the importance of properly taking care of their feet on a daily basis may expect fewer uncomfortable foot conditions. It is beneficial to wash and dry your feet thoroughly, as it may be helpful in preventing athlete’s foot from developing. Ingrown toenails may be avoided when the toenails are trimmed properly. Additionally, it may help to wear shoes that have adequate room for the toes to move freely in, which may be instrumental in preventing bunions and hammertoes. When new shoes are purchased, it is recommended that they are tried on and walked in during the afternoon, when your feet are at their largest. If you would like additional information about the benefits of properly taking care of your feet, 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 Glendale Podiatry. 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 our office located in New York. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.