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By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
December 30, 2019
Category: Foot Care

At Feet First Foot Care Specialists, we know that with the New Year come resolutions for self-improvement. One area that we’d like our Fairfield County patients to consider making some positive changes in is the care of your feet. It’s amazing how many common foot ailments can be avoided with proper care. Below are some suggestions for steps you can take to ensure that your feet and ankles serve you well for many years to come.

  • Take a Good Look. Regularly inspecting your feet for changes or the first signs of developing conditions can help you head podiatric problems off at the pass. Symptoms to pay attention to include changes in skin color, swelling, toes that look like they are moving out of place, bruising, cuts that don’t seem to heal, rashes and growths. If you see anything concerning, make an appointment at our Cromwell office by calling (860) 632-5499.
  • Choose the Right Shoes for What You Do. If you participate in a sport or have an exercise regimen, wear shoes specifically designed for the activity you are doing. Replace sports shoes when they show signs of wear or have been used for the amount of time designated as the natural lifespan of the shoe.
  • Make Sure the Shoe Fits. Did you know it’s estimated that as many as 90% of patients are wearing shoes that are too small for them? Shoe size can change over time. Get your feet professionally measured and always try on both shoes and walk around for a bit before making a shoe purchase.
  • Practice Proper Nail Care. Always trim your toenails straight across and don’t file in a rounded shape. This can encourage the nails to grow downward and become ingrown.
  • Keep Feet Covered. In public places, this will help prevent athlete’s feet and toenail fungus which are spread by direct contact. At home, shoes or slippers will help you avoid cuts and puncture wounds. This is even more important if you have diabetes.
  • Don’t Ignore Foot Pain. If you are experiencing foot or ankle discomfort, don’t delay seeking treatment. Our podiatrist Dr. Adam Mucinskas will examine your feet and perform the necessary tests to find the source of your foot problem, and then prescribe the correct treatment. Contact us today.

 

By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
December 17, 2019
Category: Foot Care

At Feet First Foot Care Specialists, we know that if you’re making your list and checking it twice, you’ve probably noticed that your feet have been awfully nice this year. Why not consider a gift that shows your appreciation for these incredible structures and all that they enable you to do every day of the year?foot care gifts

New Shoes

This is not just a nod to current fashions. Your shoes are probably the single biggest factor in protecting the health of your feet. Get your feet professionally measured—it’s not unusual for shoe size to increase as you age. Choose a pair that is well made of natural and breathable materials (to help prevent fungal infections) with good arch support and a cushioned insole for comfort. Keep heel height to two inches or less to avoid undue pressure to the forefoot and toes, which can increase the risk of bunions and ingrown toenails.

Anti-Fatigue Mat

If you have a job that requires you to stand many hours each day or you find yourself in front of the kitchen sink or somewhere else in your home for long periods of time, treat yourself to an anti-fatigue mat. These thick and extra cushiony mats can help reduce fatigue and pain in your feet, ankles and lower extremities.

Foot Massage

Nothing feels better than a foot massage. Reflexology is an ancient Chinese practice which subscribes to the belief that different areas of your feet have a corresponding relationship to other parts of the body. A reflexology massage is thought to have the ability to have a beneficial effect on circulation, energy levels and organ health. Plus, it just feels so good and can relieve stress.

Podiatric Checkup

If you are suffering pain or discomfort in your feet or ankles, the best gift you can give yourself is a visit with our podiatrist Dr. Adam Mucinskas. The foot doctor will examine your feet and ankles, take a complete medical history and provide a prompt diagnosis of your podiatric problem along with a treatment plan designed specifically for you. To make an appointment at our Cromwell office, call (860) 632-5499.  

By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
November 25, 2019
Category: Foot Care

The flyers are out, and the sales are on—it’s time for Middlesex county’s biggest shopping day of the year! But, at Feet First Foot Care Specialists, we’re wondering—are your feet ready? That marathon day of shopping may be very helpful for crossing items off your holiday gift list, but at what cost to your feet? There are ways, however, to protect your feet and take full advantage of Black Friday bargainsfoot doctor, podiatrist, Adam Mucinskas, DPM, Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC, Cromwell, CT, Black Friday footcare

Choose your shoes wisely

The most important way you can decrease the risk of foot pain or injury is wearing the correct shoes. Black Friday is not a day to be concerned with fashion! You’ll want a pair of shoes that is supportive and comfortable—most likely sneakers, athletic shoes or your best walking shoes. Cushioned insoles and a thick sole with good tread will increase comfort and decrease the risk of slips and ankle-twisting injuries. If our podiatrist Dr. Adam Mucinskas has prescribed a custom orthotic device, be sure to wear it on shopping day. If you have a toe deformity such as a bunion or hammertoe, cover any corns or calluses with a protective pad.

In the bag

Stash some moleskin in your purse. Sometimes even comfy shoes can still rub and cause a blister if worn for long hours. Apply a piece of moleskin to any spot on your foot that starts to feel irritated and you’ll be able to stop a blister and keep on shopping. It’s a good idea to bring an extra pair of socks as well. If you notice your feet are perspiring, change your socks. Fungal infections thrive in damp, dark places like sweaty socks in closed shoes. If possible, choose socks that wick moisture away from your skin.

Take a break

Try to stop periodically throughout the day and put your feet up if possible. Drink plenty of water which can help prevent swelling of your feet. If your feet hurt, stop. The bargains you’d get on Black Friday won’t make up for foot pain that lasts the whole holiday season.

If you notice that walking is causing you foot or ankle discomfort, contact our Cromwell office for an appointment by calling (860) 632-5499.

By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
November 04, 2019
Category: Foot Care

At Feet First Foot Care Specialists, we want our patients to leave our Cromwell office feeling satisfied and confident about the information they have received from our podiatrist Dr. Adam Mucinskas. This requires some preparation on the part of you, the patient. It’s also important to be sure you understand any information you receive from the foot doctor regarding your condition and treatment.

Below are some do’s and don’ts for having a productive experience:

Do: make list of any questions you have or symptoms you want the podiatrist to address at your appointment. Write them down and bring with you to the office.

Do: bring your sports or exercise shoes with you if your foot pain or discomfort is related to a fitness activity.

Don’t: hesitate to bring along a family member or friend to be a second set of ears at your appointment if you are afraid you won’t remember everything.

Do: inform the office ahead of time if you have special needs.

Do: let the podiatrist know if you have any allergies and also if you are pregnant or attempting to become pregnant.

Do: have a list of all the medications you are currently taking.

Don’t: hesitate to ask the foot doctor to go over any part of your diagnosis or treatment plan that you don’t fully understand. If the podiatrist has prescribed medication for your foot ailment, be sure you are clear on how and when it is to be taken.

Do: schedule a follow up appointment if the podiatrist has requested one before you leave the office.

Don’t: hesitate to contact us for test results if you have not heard back from us in the timeframe you were told to expect.

At Feet First Foot Care Specialists, our goal is providing you and your family with the very best podiatric care. We value your feedback and encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns by calling: (860) 632-5499.

By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
February 26, 2019
Category: Foot Care

Sometimes it feels like having a human body is a full-time job. That’s because it is! Keeping ourselves happy and healthy can be time-consuming, but is more than worth the effort. Keeping your feet happy is a sure-fire way to help prolong their health and keep an eye on physical changes as they occur.

Here are the top 4 ways you can keep your feet happy and benefit you today, tomorrow, and in days to come:

Regularly moisturizing your feet - keeping our skin hydrated and moisturized not only helps our skin feel better to the touch, but it can also keep it healthy by preventing us from drying out and becoming vulnerable to cracked skin and infections. This will give you a great opportunity to inspect your feet for any physical changes.

Gentle self-massage - giving yourself a gentle foot massage before bedtime, or any time of the day that you prefer, is a great way to relieve both physical and mental stress. Massage relaxes both your muscles and your mind. It can even help increase blood flow and help you sleep better.

Replacing old shoes - no matter how many times you massage your feet at the end of the day, it won’t prevent the damage that old and unsupportive shoes can cause. To get the most out of your self-care routine, be sure to keep your shoes new and of higher quality with proper fit and support for your feet and ankles.

Regular check-ups with a podiatrist - all in all, nothing is more important than following up with your podiatrist on a regular basis. For people with well-managed foot issues, every six months to one year is ideal. Make sure your hard work is paying off by having a foot doctor check your progress!

At Feet First Foot Care Specialists, Dr. Adam Mucinskas believes the health of your feet and ankles comes first. Don’t wait! Schedule your next appointment in Cromwell, Connecticut by calling us at (860) 632-5499.



 








 

 

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