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How to Protect Your Feet During the Summer

Tuesday, 01 August 2017 00:00

Foot problems can, at times, make walking on your feet nearly unbearable. Skin and nail issues are unfortunately very common foot conditions, but they are also can be easy to treat. According to a 2016 study, “Corns and calluses (hard, thick patches of skin caused by rubbing) are the most frequent factors in foot pain for older adults.” You can prevent getting corns and calluses by wearing socks along with footwear that fits you properly. If you want to avoid getting fungus, you should always make sure you are wearing shoes if you are in a public area such as a locker room. Bone and joint problems are also common foot conditions, with the most prevalent one being bunions. Bunions tend to occur when you wear narrow footwear that put a significant amount of pressure on your toes.

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from Suffolk Foot and Ankle. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

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. 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 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. 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 one of our offices located in East Patchogue, Riverhead, and Medford, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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