Basic Hygiene for Healthy Feet

Tuesday, 10 January 2023 00:00

Basic Hygiene for Healthy Feet

Even though our feet carry us throughout the day, they are often neglected when it comes to hygiene. Experts agree that many diseases and foot conditions can be prevented if you take care of your feet. Recommendations include doing simple tasks, like washing and drying the feet daily, keeping toenails trimmed straight across and not cut too short, and changing your socks each day. It is also recommended that shoes fit properly and be alternated to give them a chance to air out and help ward off bacterial infections. Of utmost importance to warding off infections is careful and frequent monitoring of cuts, sores, and bruises on the feet and toes. Special attention should be placed on the soles of the feet, which are hard to see and often forgotten. Several conditions directly related to foot hygiene are fungal infections like athlete’s foot, nerve and blood flow problems caused by diabetes, and ingrown toenails. For more information on proper foot hygiene, please consult a podiatrist.

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact the podiatrists from Issaquah Foot & Ankle Specialists. Our doctors 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 Issaquah, WA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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