The fall season is here, but are stinky feet here, too? Many people think the cooler temperatures will keep their feet smelling powdery and fresh. Unfortunately, this isn’t true. Our feet sweat year-round. For some people, the amount of sweat can be more than others. If you are concerned about sweaty feet this season, we’ve got you covered.
Dr. Anant Joshi at Advanced Foot Care of NJ, LLC wants you to step into this fall with three helpful tips for keeping your feet happy and healthy. Your family and friends will appreciate it when your feet smell good. Step into this season with confidence — not stinky, sweaty feet.
Here are three tips:
Wear clean, dry socks
We talk about shoes often. What about your socks? If you are wearing dirty, smelly socks on repeat, that may be the culprit. Just as shoes are best when they are clean and dry, the same goes for your socks. If you play sports, pack extra socks in your back. You will want to wear a new, clean pair on the way home after practice or a game. If you notice that socks have holes or other signs of wear and tear, it’s time to let them go.
Keep your feet clean
It’s true — prevention starts at home. Make sure you have a great foundation for your feet. Wash and dry them regularly. Wash between your toes, trim your toenails and add the proper moisturizer. Don’t forget about your feet. They can become a gathering place for the germs and fungus that cause your feet to smell. Here’s another tip: avoid sharing hygiene tools like nail clippers.
Wear the right size
If your shoes are too tight or small, you may have some problems. Wearing the wrong fit in shoes can make things pretty crowded. Sweat and friction are just the beginning concerns. While you may be battling stinky feet, corns, calluses and blisters are a part of the equation, too. Make sure your shoes have a roomy toe box. Ask the sales team at the shoe store if they have a Brannock Device.
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.