Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! What are you thankful for this year? We hope you’re grateful for the health of your feet and ankles. After all, they do so much for you! Did you know we walk about an average of 2.5 miles per day? Our feet deal with so much daily, which is why we want everyone to take extra care of their feet this Thanksgiving. Show your feet some extra love and attention, no matter what foot problems or conditions you’re facing! Here’s our simple guide for healthy foot care.
What is the most important step to maintaining healthy feet? Washing your feet every day! Hop into your shower, use mild soap, and gently clean your feet and ankles.
As we age, our feet change. That’s why it’s so important to check your shoe size every year and stay on top of the conditions of your shoes. Are your sneakers not providing much support these days? Consider buying a new pair. Your feet will thank you!
There are many reasons why people have sweaty feet even during the cold weather months. Nonetheless, it’s a good idea to keep it under control, not only to prevent odor but also to keep blisters and fungal infections at bay. What can you do to help? Besides washing your feet daily and using antifungal powder to absorb any excess moisture, look to your socks for solutions. Make sure you’re buying socks made out of materials that wick or quickly absorb sweat, like cotton. Change and wash your socks daily!
Speaking of foot odor, we have some solutions for that, as well! Whether it’s smelly feet or smelly shoes, neither is pleasant to deal with. For foot odor, try a foot soak. You can use Epsom salts, vinegar, or tea bags. All three provide great benefits and will help minimize the risk of odor. As for smelly shoes, be sure you have multiple pairs of “everyday shoes.” This will prevent you from wearing the same pair every day, giving your shoes some time to air out in between wears.
One of the best ways to ease foot pain and improve certain conditions is to get a pair of custom orthotic inserts. Not only are they convenient, since they slip right into your everyday pair of shoes, but they provide the comfort and treatment most people need. If you have diabetes, arthritis, calluses, plantar fasciitis, or heel/ankle pain, consider custom orthotics for your next purchase!
At Advanced Foot Care of NJ, LLC, Dr. Anant Joshi, and his staff treat a range of conditions and are committed to providing results. To schedule an appointment, contact his office in Woodland Park, NJ, at 973-256-0002.