April Is National Foot Health Awareness Month
Hey, Bipedal Creature! April is National Foot Health Awareness month.
What are you doing to take care of your feet?
Most Common Foot Problems:
- Ingrown Toenails
- Athlete’s Foot
- Smelly Feet
- Cracked Heels
- Heel Pain
- Aching Arches
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Plantar Fasciosis
- Ball of Foot Thinning
- Nail Fungus
- Foot Swelling
Certain conditions like funky colored toenails, blisters and corns, extremely dry and cracked heels, blue thread veins, swollen feet or joints, and hair loss on the toes could be associated with more severe health issues. Diabetes, lymph node blockages, thyroid problems, infections, cancers, arthritis and circulatory failures have all been linked to tell-tale signs hidden beneath the sock.
Are you looking for shoes that don’t kill your feet? Dr. David Yee, a podiatrist at Straub Hospital in Honolulu, recommends wearing new, innovative shoes designed for maximum comfort, such as:
Avoid flip-flops, slipper shoes and high-heels, Yee adds.
- Change your socks twice a day.
- Dry your feet well after washing.
- Wear absorbent socks and shoes that are breathable.
- Rotate your foot wear and never put on damp shoes.
- Don’t forget to put Sunblock on the tops of your feet.
- Use lotion on the tops and bottoms of your feet, as well as dusting powders.
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