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Benefits of Everyday Foot Care

The feet are complex structures and research has shown the average person walks approximately 115,000 miles during their lifetime. It is important to practice everyday foot care which can help prevent unwanted foot conditions. One of the best things patients can do for their feet is to wear shoes that fit properly. People who have diabetes often need to pay extra attention to their feet as this may help to stop foot ulcers from developing. A good way to start each day is by washing and drying the feet thoroughly, followed by applying a good moisturizer. It is suggested that the toenails be cut weekly and trimmed straight across instead of curved. Proper everyday foot care may reduce the chances of obtaining unpleasant foot conditions. If you would like additional information about the benefits of proper foot care, please confer with a podiatrist who is an expert on the feet and ankles. 

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from Ankle & Foot of Edmonds. Our doctors 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 Edmonds, WA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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