By Affiliated Foot & Ankle Care
October 20, 2016
Category: Proper Foot Care
Tags: Untagged

At Affiliated Foot & Ankle Care many of the foot disorders we treat could have been prevented or at the very least caught at an earlier stage if patients practiced better foot care and were vigilant in noting changes in the feet that can signal a potential problem. We want our patients to be proactive in the care of their feet. Here’s how:

  • Get in the habit of inspecting your feet regularly. Look for any changes including: temperature, color, nail deformities and discolorations, bumps or growths, peeling, scaling, blisters, wounds.
  • Wash feet daily and dry completely—pay particular attention the area between the toes.
  • Don’t cut toenail corners; trim nails straight across to prevent ingrown toenails.
  • Always wear flip flops or shower shoes in public places.
  • Limit the amount of time you go barefoot to help prevent puncture wounds and other injuries.
  • Wear shoes that fit properly and are designed specifically for the activities you are doing.
  • Change your socks daily or more than once a day if you tend to sweat excessively.
  • Try not to wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row.
  • If you are a patient with diabetes, schedule regular appointments with your foot doctor. You will want to do everything possible to avoid wounds and ulcers which can pose a major medical threat.
  • Don’t put off seeking treatment if you are experiencing pain in any part of your foot. Our podiatrists, Dr. Varun Gujral and Dr. Nrupa Shah will provide a prompt diagnosis and the proper treatment. In many instances, treatment will be less intensive and more successful if a disorder is detected in its early stages.

If you have concerns about a toe, foot or ankle condition or want more information on how to properly care for your feet, contact our Edison, Monroe or Monmouth Junction office for an appointment today by calling: 732-662-3050.