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Monday, 02 June 2014 00:00

Foot Health Often Overlooked During Winter

katey-behneyIn order to get your feet looking their best for the summer, it’s best to start taking care of them in winter. According to stylist Morgan Rush, skin gets driest during cold weather, but many people don’t bother to moisturize their feet during the winter months.

By getting a pedicure before summer starts, your feet will look healthy and beautiful by the time you’re ready to start wearing open-toed shoes. During the spring, Rush recommends using natural moisturizing cream free of synthetic additives.

A good foot care routine should change depending on what season it is. If you have questions about every day foot care, call one of our three podiatrists at Family Foot Care of Southern Maryland. Our podiatrists will show you how you can keep your lower extremities in good shape by following a few simple steps each day.

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. Also make sure that the socks fit properly and are not uncomfortably tight.

For more information about Every Day Foot Care, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices in La Plata, Prince Frederick, Lexington Park, and Owing, MD. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.

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