With the official start of fall now here, many people are switching out their summer flip-flops and sandals for shoes and boots. To throw in some fall foot care and prepare the feet for the next two seasons covered in shoes, consider some simple steps: exfoliation, moisturizing, taking care of the nails, and getting a pedicure.
To exfoliate the feet, simply rub a pumice stone to reveal fresh skin. Soften your skin with a heavy-duty moisturizer right after you shower. Keep nails looking healthy by trimming and filing them regularly.
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.
Everyday Fall Foot Care
Often, people take care of their bodies, faces, and hair more so than they do 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. So, 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 make 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. Clean socks will ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent athlete’s foot, fungi problems, and bad odors and can absorb sweat.
If you have any questions about fall foot care, please contact one of our offices. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.