Practicing Regular Foot Care

Our feet are usually the most overused, underappreciated parts of our bodies. In fact, it might be accurate to say we seldom think about our feet unless they hurt us. Because of this, most of us neglect daily foot care that could help prevent various foot problems and assist us in our mobility. Some tips to keep our feet in their best shape include washing, drying, and moisturizing them daily, wearing shoes that fit well and are comfortable, and trimming toenails properly and regularly. Some people do not know that the safest way to trim toenails is straight across with a nail clipper and to use a nail file to smooth rough edges. Soaking and massaging the feet every now and then is a treat that will soothe your whole being. If you would like more tips on instituting a good foot care routine, it is a good idea to make an appointment with a podiatrist who is an expert in everything related to the feet and ankles.

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact Dean Kim, DPM from Greater Texas Foot & Ankle Specialist. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Everyday Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. Without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks.

It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before. For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops. Wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent Athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Frisco, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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