Having healthy feet is an important aspect to your overall health. You can keep your feet healthy by following these tips:
- Wash your feet every day and dry properly. You don’t ever want your feet to be damp before putting on socks and shoes because fungus grows in dark and damp environments. Also, make sure to dry in between your toes!
- Always trim your toenails straight across. Make sure you cut so the toenail is at the same height as the toe. Don’t cut into the corners because this could lead to ingrown toenails.
- Measure your feet before you buy shoes. Your feet grow and may be a different size than the last pair you bought. Go shopping toward the end of the day because your feet will be at your biggest.
- Keep your feet protected and don’t walk barefoot. Walking barefoot increases your risk for injury and infection.
If you want more information about how to care for your feet, visit our conditions and treatments page.
This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our practice would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.
The Vargas Foot and Ankle Specialists at Foot & Ankle Associates treat all medical and surgical foot pain and ankle pain conditions, including ingrown toenails. Licensed Sugar Land, TX Foot Doctor, Dr. Marco Vargas can help bring you foot pain and ankle pain relief.
Our Sugar Land, Texas (TX) podiatry office offer the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care services with a smile to patients in our local community, including Sugar Land, Texas (TX) and Houston, Texas (TX).
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