For runners, with every day foot carecomes questions about four key elements: plantar fasciitis, bunions, orthotics, and barefoot running. With plantar fasciitis and bunions, comes understanding where they come from and how they should be avoided. Bunions are common in female runners and plantar fasciitis occurs as an overuse injury. Orthotics help runners use their gait in a more efficient way, especially for professionals with high mileage training. When it comes to barefoot running, not everyone can handle the lack of support and it would not be ideal for long runs.
Every day foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If your feet are hurting, see Dr. Robert J. Kaplan of Twin Rivers Podiatry Easton. Our doctor will treat your heel pain symptoms in addition to other podiatric-related needs.
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 in Easton, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.