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By Philip S. Pinsker, DPM PC
January 10, 2018

January is a time for resolutions and at Philip S. Pinsker, DPM we’d like our patients to think about improving the care and attention given to your feet. This resolution has a big payoff: enabling you to live a healthy and active lifestyle with little or no pain to your feet and ankles. Here are some suggestions to consider:

  • Make good shoe choices. Your footwear selection plays a huge role in the health of your feet. Get your feet professionally measured and by shoes that fit properly. Always wear shoes that are designed for the activity you are participating in. Look for styles with roomy toe boxes that don’t squeeze your toes and limit heel height to two inches. Replace your shoes when they are worn out.
  • Don’t go barefoot. This will greatly eliminate the risk of injury and fungal infection to your feet and toes.
  • Wash and inspect your feet daily. Check for changes in skin color, bruises, swelling, cuts, growths or anything else unusual about your feet. Many times patients are able to detect foot problems in their earliest and most treatable stages if they are in the habit of inspecting their feet regularly. This is particularly important for diabetic and other patients with immune disorders. Report any changes to our podiatrist, Dr. Philip S. Pinsker, as soon as you notice them.
  • Care for your toenails. Keep nails trimmed straight across. Do not cut them very short or with curved edges or you may encourage an ingrown toenail to form.
  • Let the professionals treat foot disorders. Do not attempt to take care of corns, calluses, warts, ingrown toenails or other seemingly minor foot problems on your own. “Bathroom surgeries” result in a high risk of infection and additional damage to your foot.

The highly trained staff in our Washington office is ready to assist you. If you have foot pain or another problem with a toe, foot or ankle, contact us by calling: (724) 225- 7410 and make an appointment to have your foot issue properly evaluated and treated.

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