Healthy Feet

Foot Health Tips

  • Properly fitted shoes are essential; an astonishing number of people wear shoes that don’t fit right, and cause serious foot problems.
  • A shoe with a firm sole and soft upper is best for daily activities.
  • Shop for shoes in the afternoon; feet tend to swell during the day.
  • Walking is the best exercise for your feet.
  • Pantyhose or stockings should be of the correct size and preferably free of seams.
  • Do not wear constricting garters or tie your stockings in knots.
  • Never cut corns and calluses with a razor, pocket knife, or other such instrument; use over-the-counter foot products only with the advice of a podiatrist.
  • Bathe your feet daily in lukewarm (not hot) water, using a mild soap, preferably one containing moisturizers, or use a moisturizer separately. Test the water temperature with your hand.
  • Trim or file your toenails straight across.
  • Inspect your feet every day or have someone do this for you. If you notice any redness, swelling, cracks in the skin, or sores,consult your podiatrist.
  • Have your feet examined by a DPM at least twice a year.
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