Fall comes with unpredictable weather, such as sudden rain showers. Keeping the feet clean during wet weather is important, as continuous exposure to moisture and water can cause bacterial growth on the feet. Washing and scrubbing cracked feet can help remove dead cells. The space between toes should be cleaned regularly. Toenails should be kept trimmed to prevent dirt from accumulating; cleaning the nails is also easier if they are kept short. The feet should always be kept clean and dry, and when possible opt for waterproof shoes when out in the rain.
Every day foot care is necessary all year round, regardless of weather. To learn about what you can do to help maintain optimal foot health and practice daily foot care, speak to podiatrist Dr. Jeff Wachtel, D.P.M., of Wachtel Family Foot Care. Dr. Wachtel will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and answer any of your related questions.
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 our office located in Lansdale, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.
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