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Proper Foot Care at Any Age

Taking care of your feet is essential for preserving your ability to walk and stay active. The feet, complex structures with 26 bones, numerous muscles, ligaments, and tendons, support your entire body. Neglecting foot health can lead to common problems like blisters, calluses, bunions, and more serious conditions such as plantar fasciitis or arthritis. Good foot health is vital for maintaining mobility and proper posture. Healthy feet allow for an active lifestyle, which is vital for overall well-being. At different ages, foot care needs vary. For children, it is about ensuring proper growth and development. For adults, it is about maintaining strength and flexibility. For seniors, preventing falls and managing chronic conditions becomes essential. Daily foot care should include washing and drying feet thoroughly, moisturizing to prevent dryness, trimming nails properly, and wearing appropriate footwear. Regular self-checks can catch issues early. If you would like to learn more about everyday foot care, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can address specific problems and educate you on comprehensive foot care.

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact Charles Oehrlein, DPM from Hoover Foot Care. Our practitioner 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 Hoover, Oneonta, and Munford, AL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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