The unpredictability of fall and its wet weather make it a season where foot care should be especially maintained. Prolonged exposure to water and moisture can create bacterial growth on the feet. The space between toes should be cleaned regularly, and washing and scrubbing cracked feet can help remove dead cells. Toenails should be kept trimmed to prevent dirt from accumulating. This makes cleaning the toenails much easier. The feet should always be kept clean and dry, and if possible, it is important to wear waterproof shoes when out in the rain.
Everyday foot care should be maintained throughout the year, but especially in wet weather than can be the source of bacteria. For more information about what you can do to practice daily foot care, speak to Dr. Sean Sider, D.P.M. of Foot Centers of Maryland. Dr. Sider will assist you with all of your foot and ankle concerns.
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 contact one of our offices in Baltimore and Reisterstown, MD. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.
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