By Foot & Ankle Specialists of Orlando
March 15, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: proper foot care  

What your podiatrist in Orlando and Oviedo wants you to knowfoot care

Your feet carry you through the activities of your life, and they will benefit from some extra care. Fortunately, proper care of your feet takes only minutes each day, but they are minutes well spent. Dr. Timothy Mason at Foot & Ankle Specialists of Orlando wants to share the facts about how to care for your feet. He has offices in Orlando and Oviedo, FL to serve you.

If you are lucky enough to have healthy feet, and you don’t suffer from a medical condition like diabetes, foot care can be simple. Remember these simple tips:

  • Wash and dry your feet thoroughly each day.
  • Moisturize your feet with cream or lotion each day.
  • Keep your toenails short, trimmed straight across.
  • Check your feet regularly using a hand mirror.

Some common problems you might notice when you examine your feet are:

  • Thick, crumbly nails (nail fungus)
  • Unhealed cuts or cracks (infection)
  • Peeling, scaling skin (Athlete’s foot)
  • Corns, calluses, bunions, or other growths

If you suffer from a condition like diabetes, you need to spend extra time caring for your feet. In addition to the steps listed above, you need to look for any indications of a diabetic ulcer, an open lesion that doesn’t heal. Diabetic neuropathy is another condition that can affect your feet, resulting in burning pain. It’s best to visit Dr. Mason if you suffer foot problems from diabetes.

Don’t forget to protect your feet by wearing comfortable, supportive shoes with plenty of toe room. Avoid going barefoot because you may injure your feet.

In the summer, apply a sunscreen of at least SPF 15, and don’t forget the tops of your feet and toes.

Proper care of your feet includes a regular visit to your podiatrist, especially if you suffer from diabetic foot problems. For more information about proper foot care call Dr. Timothy Mason at Foot & Ankle Specialists of Orlando with offices in Orlando and Oviedo, FL. Take care of your feet so your feet can take care of you. Call today!