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feet healthPost: September 5th, 2017

Keeping our feet healthy is super important, and there are simple steps that make it much easier! Learn some healthy tips in our latest blog.

Having healthy feet improves all aspects of our lives, not just foot-related ones! While it may seem like a simple thing to do, there are easy steps to keep our feet healthy that most of us don’t take the time to consider. Knowing these easy tasks can drastically improve the quality of our daily lives. Paying attention to our feet, toenails, and shoe habits is very important. Let’s discuss some ways to improve foot health.

Feet

While no one is actively trying to cause harm to their feet, many of us cause harm through neglect. One of the biggest concerns with feet is fungi, which can happen easily if we aren’t careful. Moisture is a major attractor for this unpleasant condition, so taking active measures to prevent wet feet is crucial. This includes placing extra focus on drying our feet and changing our socks when they get sweaty.

Toenails

How we trim our toenails is very important in the fight for healthy feet. Cutting too close to our skin or too much at the corners can create serious problems like ingrown toenails. If you do end up with toenail issues, don’t try to simply paint over them or ignore them. Even if you can’t see it, it’s only going to get worse with time! While it may be scary to go see a doctor, it’s the best decision for getting rid of the problem.

Shoes

Shoes are supposed to be a safe place for our feet, but only if we make the right decisions! Place utmost importance on finding a shoe that fits correctly. Shopping at the end of the day is recommended, as our feet tend to swell in the afternoon. You will also want shoes that allow your feet to breathe, especially if foot sweat is a concern! One big no-no to keep in mind is sharing shoes. Even if you share everything with your friends, draw the line at your feet.

See a Specialist

The best thing you can do for taking care of your feet is seeing a specialist! Not only can this solve problems you may currently have, but they also provide the best advice towards preventing future issues from occurring. The worst thing you can do with feet is not address problems and allow them to grow, so don’t wait and think it will get better. Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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