Foot pain can be a hassle, and it is important to get to the root of the problem so you can be aware of how to treat it effectively. The arches in your feet can be a source of your pain, especially if you are flat footed. If you have flat feet, you should try to wear supportive footwear or shoe inserts to help provide an arch in your foot. Ingrown toenails are caused by wearing shoes that are too small or narrow, and they can cause a great deal of pain. If your toenail becomes infected, swollen, or changes color, you should seek help for it immediately. Another source of your foot pain could be bunions. Bunions, which are bone protrusions near the big toe, can make walking and standing on your feet very uncomfortable. If your feet are constantly hurting due to your bunions, you should consult with a podiatrist to look into a form of treatment.
Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from Tri-County Foot and Ankle. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
Everyday 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. 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 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. 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 offices located in The Villages, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.