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By Philip S. Pinsker, DPM PC
August 17, 2017
Category: Foot Care

At Philip S. Pinsker, DPM, we’re encouraging all of our patients to celebrate this special day by taking some time to appreciate all that your feet do for you. Without fully functioning, pain-free feet, daily activities, work and play would all be impossible. It’s not hard to take good care of your feet. Here are a few suggestions to implement daily, monthly and annually:

DAILY: 

  • Get in the habit of washing your feet every day with a mild soap and warm water. Dry completely, especially between your toes to help prevent athlete’s foot.
  • Use a good quality moisturizer on your feet to prevent dry skin and cracked heels.
  • Keep feet dry by changing your socks as soon as you notice your feet are damp from perspiration. Use a foot powder if you tend to sweat profusely.
  • Put your feet up at the end of the day.
  • Get some exercise. This will help keep your feet in good shape and also help you maintain a healthy weight which will reduce stress and pressure on your feet.

MONTHLY: 

  • Give your feet a self-exam. Check for any unusual bumps, changes in shape or size, skin color and nail abnormalities. If you find anything out of the ordinary, be sure to report it to our podiatrist, Dr. Philip S. Pinsker, so it can be evaluated and treated if necessary.
  • Get or give yourself a pedicure to keep toenails in good shape. Remember that nails should be cut straight across and not too short to help prevent ingrown toenails from forming. 
  • Consider a foot massage to help improve or maintain good circulation.

ANNUALLY:

  • Check all your shoes for signs of wear. Shoes that have lost ankle or arch support can begin to cause foot pain. Loose stitching or fraying leather/fabric can rub and cause blisters. Discard shoes that are worn out. 
  • Have your foot professionally measured before buying new shoes. Foot size can change as we age.
  • Get a full podiatric check up to make sure your feet are in good health. The foot doctor can give you suggestions for proactively caring for your feet and also will be able to detect foot disorders in their earliest stages. Contact our Washington office to make your appointment by calling:  (724)225-7410.
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