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By Philip S. Pinsker, DPM PC
June 20, 2018

June is a good month for remembering the men in our lives! It’s the time for Father’s Day and also for Men’s Health Month. Research has shown that being a man may mean handling health problems differently and not always to the benefit of the patient. At Philip S. Pinsker, DPM, we want to put it out there that men need to take the time to take care of the health of their feet (and the rest of the body). Below are some tips for men and the families that love them:

  • Talk about it. There is no shame in having a medical problem! And, most foot health problems will not magically go away without treatment. One study found that the primary reason men don’t want to go to the doctor is fear of getting bad news. Regular check-ups with our podiatrist, Dr. Philip S. Pinsker, can help identify foot problems before they become debilitating. Stay on schedule and don’t cancel appointments.
  • Get schooled. Learn to recognize the symptoms of a potential foot problem. Obviously, pain is never normal. Even if it is not constant or only occurs at a certain time of the day, discomfort that is regular and ongoing needs to be evaluated. Many diseases that affect the entire body, such as arthritis and diabetes, may first manifest in the lower extremities. Numbness, tingling or burning in the feet, changes in skin or toenails, rashes, bumps, bruises and cuts that seem slow to heal may all point to a developing medical problem. The sooner you seek treatment the better the outcome and the less invasive the treatment.
  • Skip the “strong man” act. Don’t play through the pain or tough it out if you believe you have injured your foot. This will only make it worse. Stop the sport or activity immediately and use the RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) treatment to curb pain and swelling in the short term. Always get your feet checked before starting a new fitness or exercise program.
  • Don’t skimp on self-care. Using sunscreen, taking the time to wash, dry, moisturize or powder your feet are all important on a daily basis to prevent foot problems, such as skin cancer and fungal infections.

If you have questions about the health of male feet, don’t hesitate to contact our Washington office by calling (724) 225-7410 for an appointment.   Our podiatrist, Dr. Philip S. Pinsker, will take the time to listen to your concerns and thoroughly assess the health and well-being of your feet.

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