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Foot Health and Electrolytes

Anyone should know that protecting your feet is one of the most important and often overlooked aspects of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. One way that individuals might go about protecting the health of their feet is by monitoring certain levels of nutrients and minerals in the body. Electrolytes, for instance, have an important effect on the health of the feet. Electrolytes are a type of mineral in the blood of the body, and they play an important role in managing the level of water that is in your body at any given time. When electrolytes are at a low level, the feet may experience certain changes. For instance, low electrolytes might translate into increased muscle cramps. There are many ways that an individual can go about preventing this. People with low electrolyte levels can increase their level of electrolytes by eating foods such as bananas, spinach, or kidney beans. It is very important to be mindful of one’s electrolyte levels at all times to monitor the connection that it has with the health of the feet. Please contact a podiatrist for more information about this important topic.


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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