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Simple Foot Care Techniques to Prevent Foot Conditions

Monday, 21 December 2020 00:00

Many people understand the importance of practicing everyday foot care, and are aware that performing daily foot care routines may prevent potential foot conditions from developing. Foot care techniques are simple to implement. They can include washing the feet in warm water, followed by drying them thoroughly and applying a good moisturizer. It is beneficial to check the bottom of the feet and in between the toes for bruises or cuts, in addition to frequently trimming the toenails. The toenails should be trimmed straight across and not too short. The feet will feel better when shoes and socks fit properly, and this may help prevent ingrown toenails and bunions from developing. If you would like additional information about everyday foot care, it is recommended that a podiatrist is consulted.

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact Barry P. Weinstein, DPM from Bellaire Podiatry. Our doctor 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 Bellaire and Houston, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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