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By Dr. Philip Pinsker
April 30, 2014
Category: Foot Care

If you walk to work or are an outdoors enthusiast, keeping your feet warm and dry during the winter months is going to keep them healthy.  The effects of frostbite are painful and can be irreversible. It may not make a fashion statement to wear big bulky boots but choosing function over style is going to go a long way in protecting your feet.

Tips to keep feet safe in the winter:

  • Wear waterproof shoes and boots. Gore-Tex is a highly waterproof material so look for that when choosing winter footwear. 
  • Pick socks that are made of fleece. Cotton is common but isn’t particularly warm. Fleece is still breathable while keeping feet warm at the same time.
  • Invest in some shoe liners that you can put in your shoes to keep feet even further protected from wetness.
  • If you are out sledding with the kids or hiking and your boots and socks get wet, dry your feet as soon as you can. Wet feet will just continue to get colder leaving you at risk for frostbite. If you aren’t able to be inside, going barefoot is sometimes better then leaving wet socks on.

Dr. Pinsker, foot specialist in Washington, PA specifically advises his patients with diabetes of the importance of keeping feet warm and dry. With diabetes, feet are especially susceptible to injury due to neuropathy when the ability to feel heat and cold is compromised. Contact our podiatric office at (724) 225-7410 if you need foot care due to being out in the cold or have any concerns about your foot health.