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foot doctor stafford txWe all know that it’s important to take good care of our feet. But between calluses, nail trimming techniques, and bunion care, it might be difficult to figure out how to properly look after our feet and stay aware of things that may cause podiatry issues. Our foot doctor in Stafford, TX, offers some tips on how to do preventive care to keep your feet healthy!

#1: Toenail Trimming

Trimming your toenails properly is crucial when caring for your feet on a daily basis. It keeps dirt from collecting under your nails and causing fungus, prevents your nails from pushing up against your shoes and causing pain, and generally keeps the nails in good health. Make sure that you cut your toenails straight across and keep them short; cutting them round at the edges can lead to ingrown toenails.

#2: Epsom Salt Soaks

Another great foot treatment is an Epsom salt foot soak. Epsom salt softens the skin and relaxes the muscles. Simply mix ½ cup of Epsom salt to a gallon of warm water and soak your feet for ten minutes. It’s perfect for softening calluses and corns before using a pumice stone or file to remove the dead skin, or simply just relaxing your feet. However, be careful of this treatment if you suffer from diabetes or neuropathy.

#3: Watch Out for Bunions

Catching bunions while they are forming is critical for quick resolution of the issue. Preventive measures for bunions include wearing properly fitting shoes, avoiding high heels or pointy shoes, and keep track of the shape of your foot. If your family has bunions, it’s possible that you could be genetically predisposed to develop them as well, so keep an eye out for any foot changes. Check for bunions regularly and practice foot exercises, like picking up small objects with your toes, to keep your feet strong.

Taking care of your feet and preventing foot problems is important, but it’s also crucial to see a podiatrist if you encounter foot pain or need a general checkup.

Contact our foot doctor in Stafford, TX, today and speak with our friendly team 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 Stafford, TX, by clicking here or by calling 281.397.3487.

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