Take Care of Your Foot Health

Take Care of Your Foot Health

Our feet enable us to accomplish many of the tasks we do daily. They not only help us walk and maintain our posture, but their condition can tell us quite a lot about our overall health if you stop to look closely.

Feet are the most important for getting us enough exercise and physical activity to stay healthy and active. However, we frequently take them lightly and do not take good care of them, resulting in foot problems. Most individuals do not understand how taking better care of their feet can help prevent foot disorders and improve their overall health.

Here are some useful tips to assist you in enhancing and preserving your foot health.

  • Be more observant

You should check your feet regularly. Check for any abnormalities that might raise suspicion and report them to your general physician or podiatrist.

  • Foot hygiene

Every day, wash your feet with warm water, and dry them using a towel. Bacteria thrives in wet places and if you leave your feet wet and put on your socks, it might lead to some complications over time, not to mention the foul odor. Trim your nails with care. Keep your nails short and filed. Do not cut them too short, as it might result in an ingrown toenail.

  • Shoes need to be comfortable and the right fit

Some common foot problems, like bunions, hammertoes, blisters, ingrown toenails and more, are caused due to ill-fitted shoes. Wear shoes with good ankle support. Good shoes are an excellent investment and keep your feet in immaculate health.

  • Special care for people with diabetes

Foot issues are one of the most common complications associated with diabetes. High blood sugar levels are catastrophic for foot health, exposing your feet to numerous complications like nerve damage, numbness, pain and swelling.

If you are facing foot-related problems or are unsure about a developing foot condition, don’t hesitate to contact the office of Dr. John C. Marzano at Westchester Podiatric Healing Medicine, P.C., in Yonkers, NY, to schedule a consultation. You can visit our office at 984 N. Broadway, Suite LL03, Yonkers, NY 10701, or call us at (914) 423-0600.