Basic Foot Care involves making smart decisions when it comes to your feet. Advice compiled from several foot experts includes avoiding going barefoot in a public shower, avoiding wearing pointy pumps that pinch the toes, wearing shoes that fit properly as your feet grow, checking the feet daily if you’re diabetic, lacing your sneakers correctly, and keeping the feet clean and dry. Toes longer than others may be at risk for developing bunions or hammertoes.
Regardless of season or weather, everyday foot care should be practiced year round. For assistance, speak to Dr. Roy A. Rothman, DPM of Florida. Our doctor will attend to all of your podiatric needs.
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. After all, 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 example.
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.
Also, 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 Debrary, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.