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houston foot doctorWinter is on its way and it’s time to prepare your feet for the frosty weather! If you plan on being outside a lot in freezing temperatures, it’s crucial to take care of your feet and watch out for any possible winter-related foot issues that may arise. Our experienced Houston foot doctor offers some tips for caring for your feet during the winter.

Get Quality Shoes

It’s very important to invest in well-fitting, comfortable and warm footwear for the snow and rain. Keeping your feet warm is number one for winter foot care. Your shoes should be waterproof and provide good traction, even if you live in a milder, rainy climate, as keeping your feet dry is integral to maintaining good foot health!

If you live in a very cold region with heavy snowfall, it’s best to invest in a quality insulated boot if you plan on trudging through the snow.

Problems to Look Out For

The most common problem with poorly insulated shoes during the winter is frostbite. If you suffer from poor circulation or diabetes, this can be an even bigger risk. It starts out as cold feet, then leads to numbness and pale skin. Mild cases can be treated by immediately going inside and warming your feet up, but it may be difficult to tell. If you suspect that it is severe, it’s critical to go to the doctor or contact your podiatrist!

Have Solutions

Having solutions to prevent cold feet before they start is the best way to go. Aside from waterproof boots for the rain and insulated boots for the snow, there are other ways to keep your feet toasty! Moisture-wicking socks are great for wet conditions, and wearing thick wool socks will help retain heat. If you still need some extra warmth, you can get some heated insoles for your boots.

Call our Houston foot doctor today to find out more about foot care or to schedule an appointment!

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other topics related to podiatry, feel free to contact Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists, with a convenient podiatry office near Houston, TX, by clicking here or by calling 281.397.3487.

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Monday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
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