Prepare the Feet for the Beach
People who are beach bound for the summer may often be wary of revealing their feet after having them wrapped up in shoes during the winter. Beachgoers can follow a few tips, however, to prepare the feet for the beach. Toenails should be cut straight across to avoid the possibility of an ingrown toenail. To rejuvenate dry feet after a harsh winter, soak the feet in warm water for about ten minutes before being smoothed with a pumice stone. Follow by applying some moisturizer. If you are suffering from rougher conditions such as calluses, see your podiatrist.
Regardless of season or weather, everyday foot care should be practiced year round. For more information about everyday foot care, consult with Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov 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 contact one of our offices located in Fort Lee, NJ, Flushing, NY and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.