Taking care of your feet is a routine everyone should make a daily habit of. Your feet support and sustain the weight of your body and are an indicator of your body’s health. To prevent conditions like ingrown toenails, trim your nails regularly and straight across. Wear comfortable shoes that do not put pressure or rub your feet. Consider going barefoot in clean and safe environments. Make a mixture, such as a honey, milk, and lemon juice mix, to soak your feet in. Scrub your feet often and use moisturizers like coconut oil.
Every day foot care is very important, especially for those that are lacking the proper foot care resources. For more information about everyday foot care, consult with one of our podiatrists of the Foot and Ankle Associates of North Carolina, PLLC. Our doctors will provide you with the foot and ankle information you seek.
Every Day 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. After all, 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 example.
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.
Also, 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 offices located in Ahoskie, Durham, Raleigh, and Rocky Mount, NC. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technologies to treat your foot and ankle needs.