Don’t Skip Foot Care
Although many of us are inclined to rest our legs at the end of a busy day, fewer people consciously think about maintaining the condition of their feet with any regularity. Most people don’t pay attention to what lies within the shoe until they experience some form of discomfort. Don’t wait for problems to escalate, follow the tips on this page to avoid future foot problems. For proper foot care in the Calgary area, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
If you have diabetes, it is crucial that you inspect your feet every day for any signs of irritation. If you discover anything that looks out of place, contact our clinic right away for an examination.
Whether you’re about to step into your bath or shower, or you’re just coming out, take some time to look over your feet. Inspect the bottoms and tops; a handheld mirror can help. Do the nails need to be cut? Have you developed any unusual sores or cuts? Take note of any peculiarities and monitor their progress in the coming days.
No matter the season, your feet can sweat. Washing your feet with soap and warm water, not hot, will ensure proper hygiene for the day ahead. Be sure to dry your feet properly, especially between the toes, to avoid moisture build up. Covering damp feet for long periods of time can lead to potential fungal growth.
A bit of moisturizer on the tops and bottoms of your feet is a great way to keep your skin feeling soft. However, it is important to keep the areas between your toes as dry as possible to avoid potential complications.
Don’t wait until you accidentally cut yourself or someone else with an overgrown nail! Not all nails are the same, so schedule an appointment to learn how your nails should be trimmed to reduce the risk of an ingrown nail.
If you have any concerns about the appearance of your feet, or your level of comfort as you walk, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our clinic