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Simple Methods to Maintain Healthy Feet

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The majority of people wear shoes for most of the day, and this may contribute to taking the feet for granted. An effective method in practicing everyday foot care can start by feeling your feet with your hands. At this point, it may become noticeable how complex the feet are, as there are twenty six bones, numerous tendons, ligaments, and muscles that are in each foot. The feet are designed to withstand pressure from the weight of the body, and the skin is harder on the feet than anywhere else. Additionally, the toenails provide protection against shoes and socks. With this stated, the importance of maintaining and practicing everyday foot care becomes clear. Washing and drying the feet thoroughly may be helpful in preventing athlete's foot. This can be an uncomfortable foot condition that may be avoided when proper measures are taken. Ingrown toenails can cause severe pain and discomfort, and trimming the toenails properly may reduce the risk of getting this foot condition. If you would like more information about good everyday foot care practices, please confer with a podiatrist. 

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact Dr. Barbara Davis from Gilbert 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 our office located in Gilbert, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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