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In lieu of National Foot Health Awareness month, the National Diabetes Education Program has posted some suggestions to help protect the feet from infection and prevent serious foot problems.

Simply checking the feet every day and taking care to check between the toes and at the bottom of the foot can help reveal small cuts or blisters that may be developing. The feet should also be kept dry, particularly between the toes.

Wash the feet every day, as this promotes good health and also provides for a great time to check the feet. The feet should be kept soft and moisturized with lotion or cream to prevent cracked heels. All of these measures can pave the way for optimal daily foot care.

Regardless of season or weather, everyday foot care should be practiced year round. For more information about everyday foot care, consult with one of our podiatrists from Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Our doctors will provide you with the foot- and ankle information you seek.

Every Day Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. After all, without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks. It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before, for example.

For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops.

Also, wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in California. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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By Dr. Michael Stein
August 06, 2014
Category: Foot Health
Tags: wounds   calluses   blisters   fitness   feet  

Speed walkingCrossFit, Zumba, and barre: You might hear the names of these trendy workouts being tossed around amongst your friends. Meanwhile, you’re having a hard enough time just trying to work out at all. It’s OK. You don’t have to always try the newest craze to get in shape. You can find motivation for fitness and your feet by starting small and going your own way.

Begin your program by ditching the guilt and shame! Don’t compare yourself to others or be too self-conscious. If you try to push your limits with a high-impact exercise just to conform, you risk very serious injuries like ankle sprains and stress fractures. If you feel pain during any activity, stop immediately.

Also, make sure you get quality shoes. The extra cushioning will help absorb some of the impact you put on your feet and joints. Extra support will also correct any imbalances you may have in the way you walk or run. The socks you wear should be moisture-wicking and friction-free. Stay away from cotton.

After your run, walk, or go to yoga class, check your feet for cuts, blisters, calluses, or sores. If you have any wounds that won’t heal, it’s time to make an appointment with Dr. Michael Stein. He specializes in wound care and can give you the best treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention plan to heal your sore.

Reward yourself for milestones by treating yourself to a pedicure, a new pair of running shorts, a fitness tracker like a pedometer, or a fancy nutrition and weight loss smart phone app.

You can start a plan for fitness and your feet right now! Call Dr. Michael Stein and Zeindelin Ahmad, DPM, at Foot Doctor of the East Bay: dial (925) 425-9684 for our Pleasanton, CA office, (408) 356-6767 for Los Gatos, CA, and (510) 483-3390 for San Leandro, CA.

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