Wear the Right Shoes

Shoes need to have good support, comfortable cushioning, low heels, and a toe box wide enough to not squeeze your toes. Walking, sports, or exercise shoes need to be replaced every 300-500 miles when they begin to lose support. As you get older, your feet will gradually flatten out and become wider and longer, so pay attention to sizing.

Look at Your Feet

Regularly inspect the soles of your feet with a mirror to check their condition. Look for any problems – issues may range from dry, peeling, or cracked skin to injuries or wounds. Pay particular attention if you are diabetic as a wound that is slow to heal may develop an infection.

Avoid Fungus

Fungal infections between toes and under toenails are common. So be sure to dry your feet thoroughly after showering paying special attention to between your toes. Then rub in a little antifungal cream or apply a dusting of antifungal powder. Don’t walk around barefooted in public places where you may contract athlete’s foot fungus or plantar warts.

Give Your Toenails a Breather

Ladies, leaving nail polish on your toes 24/7 may lead to a fungal infection or brittle toenails. Leave your toenails in their natural state for at least a couple of months each year. Maybe choose the winter months when you won’t be wearing your open-toed sandals. Did you know that there are nail polishes on the market that include anti-fungal preparations?

Prevent Sunburn

Beach days will soon be here. While lazing on the sand under your beach umbrella, don’t ignore your feet. Apply sunscreen generously to your feet and ankles, including the areas between your toes. Skin cancer often goes unnoticed in this part of the body.

Do You Or A Family Member Need The Help Of An Experienced Podiatrist In The Caldwell Or Meridian, Idaho Area?

If you're seeking the help of an experienced podiatrist you owe it to yourself to speak with our doctors as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 208.855.5955 to schedule your appointment. We service all areas surrounding Meridian, Idaho as well as all areas in the Caldwell, Idaho area. We look forward to helping you!

Dr. P. Roman Burk
Providing experienced private practice podiatry services in the Caldwell and Meridian, ID area since 2007.
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