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What You Need To Know To Take Care Of Your Foot

 

Keeping up with health is about paying attention to every aspect of your body. It’s not going to help you if you’ve worked hard your whole life to make sure your knee joints are in working order, but have had too much friction on your ankle bone. Sadly, the foot is often overlooked by medical professionals. Yet, it’s one of the most important parts of our body. Avoiding a visit to a podiatrist is easy when you follow these simple rules.

Wear Shoes that Fit

So many find an attractive shoe and think that it’s okay to squeeze their feet in their even though it doesn’t fit. As a women, I know passing up a nice looking shoe can be difficult. If it doesn’t fit, it doesn’t fit. Wearing that beauty won’t make up for the pain you’ll be in.

Accept Your Foot’s Limitations

Some people can walk in heels without suffering from any issues. Others find that heels at a certain height give them foot, and back pain. Many wear heels knowing they are uncomfortable, and not right for them. They figure that if they wear the shoe long enough, there body will eventually get used to it. It’s actually being slowly damaged. Not only do heels cause foot problems, they can also be a source of back pain.

Even If You’re One Of Those People That Can Wear Heels

Know Your Feet OptionsHigh heels aren’t good for you no matter who you are. If your feet are less sensitive, those heels are still putting pressure on your back. Many women permanently change the bone structure of their spine, parts of their legs, and feet because of constant high heel wearing.

Dry Toes Completely

A lot of people end up seeing a podiatrist for foot fungus. I’m sure you’ve seen this on people before, even if you’re not a sufferer. It’s quite a common issue, especially for the elderly. A great way to prevent the production of fungus is to dry your feet thoroughly after washing them. It’s also important to make sure you’re putting your feet in dry shoes. Bacteria, mold, and fungus love moist, warm areas like shoes and feet.

Always Wear Shoes While Outside

We are supposed to get a tetanus injection every ten years. Many adults do not keep up with it. It’s pretty tough to get a full grown person to see a doctor if he or she is not sick. If you’re not going to get a tetanus shot, for whatever reason, it’s important to make sure the bottoms of your feet are always protected while outside. One rusty nail can send deadly toxins to your brain.

Enjoy Your Feet!

Treat your feet well! They’re loads of lotions, and other tools that you can use for their maintenance. If you’re not kind to your feet, they will simply get worse. It’s time to pay attention to every part of your body. Especially a part that you use everyday like your feet.

We offer a wide range of options to take care of your podiatrist and foot needs, surgery and many other needs at any of our Utah offices. For information on tendonitis and solutions go here >

Contact us here with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment. Feel free to call one of our Utah offices in Alpine/Highland at 801.756.1800 or Sandy, Utah at 801.571.7911. We look forward to serving you!

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