Keep Your Feet Healthy
Follow these simple guidelines to keep your feet in tip-top shape:
Using soap and warm water, wash your feet every day. Use a pumice stone to remove dry, flaky skin from your heels and soles while your feet are still moist, and use the stone to smooth calluses on your toes. In particular, make sure to dry between the toes thoroughly.
Keep an eye on your feet for any signs of injury, infection, or change in color or appearance. Most of the time, podiatrists are called in for minor foot problems that can be treated at home, like cutting and applying antibiotic ointment and using over-the-counter antifungal cream for athlete’s foot.
Sunscreen is essential. When wearing sandals, be sure to cover your feet with sunblock. This will help you avoid becoming sunburned.
Make sure you’re wearing appropriate footwear. Choosing the proper pair of shoes is made easier if you are aware of your foot type. You’ll need arch support shoes if you have flat feet. The balls of your feet and the heels need to be supported by shoes with high arches. The type of feet you have can be determined by a podiatrist or a salesperson at a shoe store.
Your feet need to be hydrated. To keep the skin on your feet soft and supple, use creams or lotions containing oil-based substances such as shea butter or coconut oil.
Nail clipping is a must! Ingrown toenails can be prevented by cutting your toenails straight across. The toenail may grow into the toe if the corners of the nail are cut. Toenails with rough, sharp edges can be smoothed with a nail file or emery board.
Footcare for diabetic patients
Infections of the feet are more common in people with diabetes. You can keep your feet healthy by following these simple tips:
- On a daily basis, wash and inspect your feet. Look for redness, swelling, cuts, blisters, and nail issues. Take care when washing and drying your feet, especially in the areas between the toes.
- Make sure your socks are clean and dry and that your shoes fit properly.
- Keep your shoes on while you go barefoot.
- Keep your toenails well-trimmed. The nails should be cut straight across. If you have thicker nails, impaired vision, or numbness in your feet, you should consider hiring a professional to handle this task.
Foot and ankle surgeons have more education than any other healthcare specialist in the field of foot care. They see patients ranging from children to adults, with ailments that can be severe or just need some attention on an everyday basis – like soreness after getting kicks all day at work
Foot Health Awareness is a program that advocates a dedication to the well-being of your feet. The most common health issues arise from prolonged periods spent standing or other types on foot-related diseases.
At Doral Health, foot experts understand your needs and can prevent further complications.
Their modern facility in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood houses a full range of podiatric services. Call or book online today to reserve your spot. Please get in touch with them at 347-955-3463 as soon as possible.