With the arrival of summer temperatures and sandal weather, many people look forward to uncover feet that have spent the colder months in heavy socks and shoes. Some, however, may be wary to show their feet that have become dry and cracked with ridged nails.
New gadgets can reportedly bring the feet back up to speed. Clarisonic has created the Clarisonic Pedi, a toothbrush for the feet that is described as a ‘home foot care system to transform rough, dry heels and toes in just minutes’. Other gadgets include a battery-operated buffer and an electronic heel smoother.
Regardless of season or weather, everyday foot care should be practiced year round. For more information about everyday foot care, consult with one of our podiatrists from Foot HealthCare Associates. Our doctors will provide you with the foot- and ankle information you seek.
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 feel free to contact one of our offices located in Michigan. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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