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By The Foot & Ankle Center, PC
July 28, 2016
Category: Foot Care Tips

6 Ways to Protect the Health of Your Feet

At The Foot & Ankle Center, PC our podiatrist, Dr. Leonard M. Talarico is an expert at treating all types of toe, foot and ankle injuries and disorders. For many disorders, however, the best treatment is prevention. By observing some simple steps you can help avoid many injuries and diseases that affect your feet and help ensure that they will get you where you want to go for many years to come.

  1. Follow a good foot care regimen. Inspect feet regularly and discuss any abnormalities or changes in the appearance of your feet or toenails.  Wash daily with a mild soap and dry thoroughly, especially between your toes.
  2. Never ignore pain. It’s the body’s way of communicating that there’s a problem. Continuing to walk on a foot that’s hurting will almost always result in more damage that will require longer and more intense treatment.
  3. Keep toenails trimmed properly. They should be short and straight across with no rounded edges to avoid ingrown nails.
  4. Invest in your footwear. Most podiatrists agree that the single biggest factor in good foot health is properly fitting footwear. Choose the right shoe for the activity you will be participating in and don’t wear shoes once they are worn out. Shoes that don’t fit properly or lack proper support contribute to hammertoe, bunions, chronic lateral ankle pain and many other disorders.
  5. Don’t go barefoot. From fungal nails to athlete’s foot to cuts and puncture wounds, keeping your feet covered will prevent many common foot ailments and injuries.
  6. Avoid “bathroom surgery” and home remedies. In many cases, these do more harm than good.

If you notice something unusual about your feet or you are experiencing any discomfort, make an appointment at our Pooler office to get your feet evaluated. Remember, nearly all foot and ankle conditions are more successfully treated and with less invasive measures if diagnosed in their early stages.











 

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