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By Philip S. Pinsker, DPM PC
March 01, 2017
Category: Foot Care

At Philip S. Pinsker, DPM, you know that our competent and caring staff is here for you whenever you have a foot problem and if you are experiencing any pain or discomfort in your feet you should contact our Washington office as soon as possible to get it evaluated. Our podiatrist, Dr. Philip S. Pinsker, also believes that patients can play a proactive role in preventing foot health issues by following a simple daily podiatric care regimen:

  1. Wash your feet with warm water and a mild soap. Dry completely, especially between the toes (this will help prevent athlete’s foot). Use a good quality moisturizer on your feet and apply talcum or anti-fungal powder if your feet tend to sweat excessively.
  2. Inspect your feet while you are washing them. Look for any cuts, blisters, changes in skin color, bumps, bruising, swelling and anything else that appears out of the ordinary. Call our office at: (724) 225-7410 if you do find anything unusual.
  3. Check toenails. Be sure nails are trimmed straight across with no rough edges. Look to see that none of your nails are curving downward and potentially becoming ingrown. If any of your toenails appear to be discolored, thickening or crumbling at the edges these may be signs of a fungal infection.

If you are a patient with diabetes, this daily routine is even more critical as normally harmless conditions such as blisters, ingrown nails or minor injuries can quickly become infected and turn into a major medical threat.

It takes only a few minutes each day to complete this basic foot care routine, but this small investment can have a large payoff in helping to keep your ankles, toes and feet healthy and reduce the risk of disability and disease. If you have additional questions about caring for your feet, don’t hesitate to contact us.  

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