April was Foot Health Awareness Month, and according to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, “the average person takes 10,000 steps each day, which adds up to more than three million steps per year.” Taking care of your feet is essential, so make sure to wash them everyday, trim your toenails regularly, wear properly-fitting shoes that give your feet enough room, and exercise often to increase circulation in the feet.
Regardless of season or weather, everyday foot care should be practiced year round. For more information about everyday foot care, see one of our podiatrists from Foot Health Podiatry. Our doctors will attend to your foot and ankle needs.
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. 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 office located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.