Your feet form the foundation for the rest of your body, but we tend to take them for granted until a foot or ankle injury or other problem comes along. Keeping your feet in good shape is essential for all the walking, working, dancing, and exercising that you will perform throughout your life, and by following some straightforward advice, you can keep them functioning optimally for the years ahead.
3 excellent tips for keeping your feet healthy and happy include the following:
- Wear properly fitted shoes with orthotic inserts—Wearing comfortable and properly supportive shoes is essential for foot health. See your foot doctor for the right orthotic inserts that can treat and prevent many foot and ankle problems.
- Inspect your feet regularly—Check your feet for problems regularly to catch problems before they worsen. People who have diabetes should do daily inspections since cuts and infections can otherwise go unnoticed and quickly progress to ulcerating wounds and possible amputation.
- Cut your toenails correctly—Cut your toenails as straight across as possible or on just a slight curve and keep them a little longer. It will help prevent painful ingrown toenails and possible bacterial and fungal toenail infections.
You can keep your feet happy and healthy by making regular visits to your podiatrist. At Family Foot & Ankle Clinic, Dr. Stephen Markantone treats a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions, including sports injuries, diabetic foot issues, pediatric foot conditions, toe and foot deformities, fungal infections, and heel problems. Equipped with the most advanced technologies and dedicated staff, Family Foot & Ankle Clinic provides individualized and high-quality care for patients in the North Versailles and Delmont, PA areas. Contact our North Versailles office at 412-824-9370 or our Delmont office at 724-733-3338 to schedule an appointment.