Some people pay little attention to their feet until foot pain develops. When an everyday foot care routine is practiced, the chances of incurring painful foot conditions may be reduced. Begin with washing and drying the feet daily, then apply a moisturizer. The daily use of moisturizers may help prevent cracked heels from occurring. Ingrown toenails may be avoided when the nails are trimmed properly, which means cutting them straight across instead of in a curved fashion. All-day comfort for the feet and body may be achieved when the right size shoes are worn. Determine your shoe size using a Brannock device, and purchase shoes at the end of the day when the feet are at their largest. The feet can become stronger when daily foot exercises and stretches are performed, possibly making it easier to complete daily activities. If you would like additional techniques about every day foot care procedures, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can provide you with the correct tips.
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 Houston Foot and Ankle Care. 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 Inner Loop, Southwest, Greater Heights, and Pearland, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.