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Foot Care Routines

The feet play a vital role in the functioning of your entire body, housing important nerves that connect to various organs. To ensure they function well, it's essential to keep your feet clean and comfortable. Here are some tips to maintain healthy and happy feet. Soak your feet in warm water mixed with shampoo or liquid soap for 10 minutes. Use a foot file to gently remove calluses and any hardened skin. Then massage your feet with moisturizer or foot cream for nourishment and softness. Remember to allow the skin to absorb the lotion fully before putting on socks. Other suggestions for a foot routine include giving your feet a chance to breathe by walking barefoot while resting at home or at your desk. An important part of foot care is trimming your toenails properly to avoid the discomfort of an ingrown toenail. It is also essential to wear shoes that fit well, leave room for the toes to move freely in, and provide proper cushioning, especially if your job involves standing for long periods. Your feet will thank you by staying healthy and happy, contributing to your overall well being. For any foot problems you may have, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist. 

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact Paul Hutchison, DPM from Hutchison Foot Clinic. 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 our office located in Memphis, TN . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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