Spring is finally here. The cold weather is beginning to disappear, and people are starting to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. It’s a great time to go for a walk, smell the roses, or just contemplate all that nature has to offer. Of course, these activities can produce a lot of wear and tear on your feet. Let’s look at some of the best ways to get your feet ready for the nice spring weather so you can make the most of the season.
There are several to get your feet ready for spring. It’s important to pay attention to what your feet are telling you. Follow these simple tips:
CHECK YOUR FEET
You should check your feet daily. A good time is after you shower. Look for any changes in the color of your skin. Try to notice any cuts or bruises. Look at your toenails, see if they’re growing correctly. Are your feet exceptionally dry? Or maybe there’s a blister you hadn’t noticed. If you have trouble seeing your feet, you can have a partner help, or use a mirror.
Dry feet are something many people deal with. It’s best to use a cream, lotion, or petroleum jelly. You can find these at any convenience store. Apply a thin layer to the tops and bottoms of your feet. You should try to do this daily. Be careful though, make sure not to get any lotion between your toes. This is because cream between your toes can trap moisture there and create a perfect environment for fungus to grow. If this happens, you may notice your feet becoming more smelly. This can cause athlete’s foot, which may require medication and treatment. You can use talcum powder or corn starch between your toes to absorb the moisture, which helps to prevent fungal problems.
CUT YOUR TOENAILS
It’s important to make sure you cut your toenails correctly. The best technique is to cut straight across. You can smooth the edges with a nail file. This will prevent them from growing into the skin, which can cause cuts and infections. It can be awkward to reach your toenails, so you may want to ask a friend or doctor for help.
Dr. Ryan L. D’Amico, Dr. Donal M. Erickson, Dr. Keith Sherman, Dr. Riane Teagarden, and their staff will help you diagnose and treat your foot or ankle condition. Call Syracuse Podiatry, located in East Syracuse, New York, for more tips and expert advice. Call 315-446-3668 or make an appointment online today.