What will you change this month? June is Men’s Health Month, and the focus is keeping boys and men healthy. We want to be a part of the solution. One of the biggest ways we can support them is by sharing the importance of caring for their feet and ankles now. We believe there are habits you can begin right now that will set you up for healthier feet and a healthier body.
Wash, dry, and moisturize your feet
Are you sure you’re washing your feet in the shower? We can be a bit guilty of skipping over foot care in our day-to-day routine. Be sure to include this step as you get ready for the day. Then, use a clean, dry towel to dry your feet. Finally, moisturize your feet, but avoid adding lotion between your toes.
Getting stuck? Put your lotion near your body wash and towel. We hope these visual cues become a part of your routine.
Wear the right size shoes
Do you feel confident about your shoe size? Take the test and get your feet professionally measured at a shoe store. Over time, our feet may swell or slightly increase in size because of medication or medical conditions.
Getting stuck? Set aside a day to do one task: measure your feet. Once you have an answer, feel more confident during shoe shopping.
Respond to foot pain
Do your feet hurt? If you’re nodding yes, stop — and make an appointment. We want to encourage you to act fast if you feel pain or discomfort. Take note of visible changes. Look for redness, swelling, cuts, or other indicators of injuries to your feet. Don’t dismiss that your feet may not be in the healthiest condition.
Getting stuck? Call our office. We’re here to help. There is no need to guess or feel overwhelmed about diagnosing a foot problem.
Did you know that you can start making a change today? Start by giving us a call.
At Advanced Foot Care of NJ, LLC, Dr. Anant Joshi treats a range of conditions, including Achilles tendonitis, ankle sprains, athlete’s foot, complications from diabetes, fractures, fungal toenails, and more. He also performs foot and ankle surgery. He is a board-certified podiatrist in Woodland Park, NJ. Contact the office at 973-256-0002.