Your feet are a total marvel of nature. They take you everywhere. We certainly tend to take our feet for granted. The foot comprises of 26 bones and 33 joints. About a quarter of all bones in our bodies reside in the foot. The foot and ankle work together to aid in our mobility and stability. Your foot is practically one of the most important part of your body and often the most neglected.
Treat Your Feet Right
Diabetes Your feet do so much for you. The best resource for your foot care is your podiatrist. At Paul S. DeMarco, DPM we pride ourselves to be at the forefront of your foot care needs. Appropriate care and treatment? can avert major complications down the road.
Key Tips. Some key tips that can help you keep your feet happy and healthy. These tips can also help keep your injuries from getting worse even when they do arise.?
- Daily wash. Wash your feet daily with soap and warm water. Dry them meticulously specially between the toes to avoid any fungal infection. Apply a moisturizing lotion to help prevent any dryness and cracks.
- Daily visual exam. Look at your feet every day for any thing unusual such as cuts, bruises, hard skin, corns, fungal infections. You can use a mirror if necessary.
- Trim toenails carefully. Always remember to cut them straight across. Don’t cut down the side of your nails to avoid ingrowing toenails.
- Balanced diet. A balanced diet tends to help you maintain a healthy and steady weight which in turn reduces the stress and strain on your feet.
- Regular exercise. Exercise and stretches should be part of your daily routine. They not only keep you fit but also improves circulation and flexibility in your feet.?
- Footwear. Always have the right shoes for the right activity. Always wear the right size. Never go barefoot. Your feet should be covered at all time. Not wearing the right shoe size can cause a variety of foot and ankle problems.
Selecting Your Podiatrist
Good self-care will go a long way in preventing problems later. At Paul S. DeMarco, DPM we pride ourselves on attention to detail. Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Paul S. DeMarco can provide you with the best possible treatments and procedures for your foot and ankle problems. Contact our our Somers Point office at (602) 927-4894 for an appointment.