With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, busy lifestyles may give way to sore and achy feet. To keep feet happy during the holidays, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) offers five tips. Avoid wearing narrow-fitting, overly-high-heeled shoes that are uncomfortable on the feet. If you suffer from gout, try to avoid over-indulging in what you eat, as certain foods can trigger gout attacks. Keep in mind the sanitary conditions of your favorite nail salon before getting your holiday pedicure. Use caution when traveling outside in the ice and snow. Inspect the feet for any abnormal conditions, and do not ignore any signs of pain.
Every day foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. For professional help, see Dr. Howard Robins of The Healing Center. Our doctor will ensure that your feet receive the care that they need.
Every Day 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. After all, 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 example.
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.
Also, 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.
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