April was the month deemed National Foot Health Awareness, with the American Podiatric Medical Association offering some tips for everyone about taking care of their feet. Heel pain is one of the most common ailments of the feet, and the APMA suggests “wearing shoes with shock-absorbent soles, rigid shanks and supportive heel counters.” Proper shoe fitting is important in ensuring that your feet are protected. Other tips include wearing moisture-wicking stocks to prevent blisters, drying between your toes to prevent fungal infections, applying moisturizer and sunscreen often, taking a break from nail polish if you wear it often, and having your feet checked often by your podiatrist.
Every day foot care is very important, especially for those that are lacking the proper foot care resources. For more information about everyday foot care, see one of our podiatrists from West Coast Podiatry Center. Our doctors will treat your heel pain symptoms in addition to other podiatric-related needs.
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.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Bradenton and Sarasota, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.