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Simple Techniques for Everyday Foot Care

The result of practicing a good everyday foot care routine can improve the skin on the feet, in addition to possibly providing a general sense of well being. The feet endure the weight of the body, and they are often the most neglected area when engaging in self-care. Cold winter months may cause the skin on the feet to flake or crack, and using a good moisturizer may restore the oils in the skin. The skin can soften when they are soaked in warm water with Epsom salt, and the feet can be exfoliated as they are rubbed together. It is beneficial to trim the toenails to the desired length, and this can prep the nails to be polished. The feet can feel better when the correct size shoes and socks are worn and gentle toe stretches are performed. If you have questions and would like to learn about additional everyday foot care techniques, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist. 

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact James Pak, DPM from California. Our doctor 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 our office located in Anaheim, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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