Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Take Care of Your Feet this New School Year

As you get ready to leave for your first day of school, please be sure to take note of the important information below concerning caring for your feet. If you follow these helpful suggestions, you should be able to avoid complications with your feet!

Wash your feet regularly, especially between your toes. Make sure to dry your feet completely.

Trim toenails straight across but not too short. Be careful not to cut nails in the corners or on the sides of the toes – this can lead to ingrown toenails.

Make sure that your shoes fit properly.

Purchase new shoes later in the day because feet tend to be at their largest during this time due to normal swelling.

Replace worn out shoes as soon as possible.

Select and wear the right shoe for the activity you are engaged in, for example, use running shoes for running.

Alternate shoes – don’t wear the same pair of shoes every day.

Avoid walking barefoot to prevent infection or injury.

When wearing sandals at the beach or pool, put sunscreen on your feet to protect them from sunburn.

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