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Taking Care of Your Feet Every Day

Tuesday, 02 August 2022 00:00

We often take our feet for granted until they start hurting. Given how much we depend on our feet to get us through life, they are too important to overlook. Feet have about 26 bones and a complex network of muscles, tendons, and ligaments. They absorb the full impact of our body weight with every step we take and keep us balanced, upright, and mobile. Virtually everyone experiences foot problems in their lifetime – from foot odor, cracked heels, fallen arches, corns, to ingrown toenails, and fractures. Some of these problems can be avoided by practicing a good daily foot care routine that will help keep the skin, bones, and muscles of the feet functioning well. If necessary, use arch support inserts in shoes to keep your feet in the proper position to support your weight when you walk and provide more cushioning to the shoe. Wash, dry, and moisturize your feet daily, so that moisture and sweat do not build up and cause bacteria to grow or skin problems to develop. Wear socks made of cotton or wool to protect your feet from wear and tear, and to absorb and wick away moisture. This can also provide extra shock absorption. Note that if you are an athlete, you might want to wear high performance socks when engaging in your sport that are made of synthetic materials and are better at protecting feet from moisture. If you would like more information about how to properly care for your feet, consult with a podiatrist who can answer questions, diagnose, and treat foot and ankle problems.

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact Dr. Robert Binder from Robert P. Binder, DPM. 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 Reseda, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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