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The Well-Being of Your Feet

Tuesday, 12 March 2024 00:00

Taking care of your feet is essential for overall well-being, given that the average person takes between 8,000 to 10,000 steps per day. Daily foot care helps to prevent injuries and alleviate discomfort in the feet, knees, hips, and back. Wearing appropriate shoes tailored to specific activities will ensure adequate support. When purchasing new footwear, factors such as cushioning, arch support, and shock absorption should be prioritized. Regularly inspecting shoes for wear and tear is also important, as worn-out shoes can contribute to foot problems. Additionally, it's advisable to minimize walking barefoot on hard surfaces to avoid inflammation. Pedicures can be beneficial for foot maintenance, provided personal tools are used to reduce the risk of infections. Incorporating stretching exercises and regular foot massages into your routine can further enhance foot health and overall well-being. By following these practices, you can improve comfort, productivity, and quality of life, one step at a time. If foot or ankle issues occur from time to time, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist to have your feet examined, a proper diagnosis made, and appropriate treatment administered.

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact Brian D. Jackson, DPM from Neuhaus Foot and Ankle. 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 one of our offices located in Columbia and Pulaski, TN . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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