Three Ways to Treat Your Feet in Honor of Foot Health Awareness Month


At Syracuse Podiatry, April is one of our favorite months because it’s National Foot Health Awareness Month! Since our feet play such a crucial role in supporting our daily mobility and helping us move throughout our day, it’s important to give them the care and attention they deserve to help prevent certain conditions or ailments from developing. Make your feet the focus this month with these simple and even fun tips and tricks that your feet will thank you for.

Your Feet Crave Healthy Foods

    1. Just like the rest of our body, healthy foods help our feet feel their best.
    2. Certain vitamins and minerals promote foot health and wellness.
    3. Incorporate salmon into your diet to make sure you have enough omega-3s, which help reduce inflammation and promote circulation, benefiting the tiny blood vessels in your feet.
    4. For muscle and nerve function, magnesium is king. Leafy greens such as spinach and kale are rich sources of magnesium.

Go Shoe Shopping!

    1. Even if you don’t see obvious outward signs of wear and tear, the interior components of shoes can break down over time, so it’s important to update your shoe collection with supportive shoes.
    2. Lack of support from improper footwear can cause foot pain or injury.
    3. Focus on arch support, and avoid high heels with pointy-toe boxes.
    4. Pro tip: Shop at the end of the day when your feet are their largest to ensure that they’ll feel comfortable throughout the day.

Listen to Your Feet

    1. Inspect your feet regularly for changes and unusual symptoms.
    2. Take note of areas of pain, numbness, or physical changes.
    3. Oftentimes, feet are the first things that show signs and symptoms of underlying medical conditions, so it’s crucial to listen to what they’re trying to tell you.

By putting your feet first during Foot Health Awareness Month, you can enjoy your time outdoors and take full advantage of the spring season. If you want more tips and tricks for protecting your feet as we transition into spring, that’s what Syracuse Podiatry is here for! Contact us today so Dr. Ryan L. D’Amico, Dr. Donal M. Erickson, Dr. Keith Sherman, and Dr. Nicholas Cronin can help you prioritize your foot health this season and beyond.

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