Effective Methods for Foot Care

The feet are complex and have 26 bones connected to several ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Studies have shown the average person will walk twice the distance around the earth in their lifetimes, and this can wreak havoc on the feet. It is beneficial to maintain an everyday foot care routine, which can help the feet to feel and look their best. The feet are often taken for granted, and potential foot conditions may be avoided when inspected and pampered. A good routine can begin with washing and drying the feet thoroughly, followed by applying a good moisturizer. This helps replace lost moisture that can come from wearing shoes that have an open back. It is important to choose shoes that fit correctly. This can be done at the end of the day when the feet are their largest. Toenails are trimmed properly when they are cut straight across instead of in a curved fashion. Stretching the feet can feel good, and research has shown that walking is the best exercise for the feet. If you would like additional tips on how to practice everyday foot care, it is suggested that you ask a podiatrist who can provide you with the information you are seeking.

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 Community Foot 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 our offices located in Beavercreek, Dayton, and Vandalia, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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