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By Feet First Foot Care Specialists
October 11, 2021
Category: community outreach

Each year in October, we celebrate International Podiatry Day. At Feet First Foot Care Specialists, we think one way to honor this special event is by asking our Middlesex County patients to commit to taking better care of their feet.

Good foot care guidelines include:

  • Wear the right shoes for the activity you’re doing. For walking, running, or other fitness activities, choose athletic shoes—don’t try to work out in your work shoes.
  • Inspect your feet regularly. Be on the lookout for changes in the color or temperature of the skin, growths or lumps, discolored toenails, swelling, bruises, cuts, or wounds that don’t seem to be healing. Report anything suspicious to our podiatrist, Dr. Adam Mucinskas.
  • Keep your feet clean and dry. Wash daily with soap and water and dry thoroughly—especially between your toes. If your feet feel sweaty during the day, change your socks and consider applying foot powder or roll-on deodorant to the soles of your feet each morning. It will significantly reduce your risk of fungal infections.
  • Choose good-quality shoes that fit well. Look for styles that have adequate arch support, cushioned insoles and heel beds, and a good tread. Get professionally measured to ensure you’re wearing the correct size. Always try on both shoes and walk around in them long enough to know they fit comfortably.
  • Trim toenails properly. Cut straight across and file with no rounded edges. It will help prevent ingrown toenails.
  • Alternate your shoes. Avoid wearing the same pair for multiple days in a row.
  • Don’t play foot doctor. Steer clear of folk and home remedies for conditions like warts and ingrown nails. These can be dangerous and cause injury and infection.
  • Never ignore foot pain. It’s your feet telling you there’s a problem, and it’s not likely to go away on its own. Foot problems have the best outcome when treated early. If you are experiencing any discomfort in your feet or ankles, contact our Cromwell office by calling 860-632-5499 for an appointment.

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