Winter Is Coming! Are You Prepared?

When winter begins to come in, you think of leaves falling, pumpkin spice lattes, and sledding once the snow comes in. What you should know, though, is you need to take care of your feet. The winter presents issues with your feet that you may not be prepared for, and it’s essential to ensure that they are getting the proper care so that you can avoid serious issues later.

Have Fun While Keeping Your Feet Safe

  • Dry your feet-keeping your feet dry is just as important in the winter months as in the summer months. When you have a moist foot, you are at risk for bacterial and fungal That can be especially damaging for someone suffering from diabetes.
  • Keep your feet moisturized-when the winter comes, you are at risk for your feet drying out. When this occurs, your feet will begin to crack (most noticeably in the heels), and as a result, they will begin to bleed. That is another area where diabetics need to be careful. If you moisturize your feet daily, however, you can avoid this issue and keep your feet safe.
  • Change your socks-changing your socks become a vital area of concern as well. During the winter months, your foot can become sweaty and moist, and as a result, you will need to change your socks on a daily basis to ensure that your shoe or boot doesn’t become a breeding ground for germs, bacteria, and

Our dedicated and loyal team at Your Next Step Podiatry can heal whatever problems occur in your heels, ankles, and feet. We have a professional and caring group of doctors that prioritize you and your health. Dr. Eric Ricefield, Dr. Mark Yagodich, Dr. Aliza V. Eisen are incredible teams offering the latest in skin lesion treatment, nail laser centers, and help with Achilles’ tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. Our offices are in the glorious areas of Montgomery County, Chester County, Greater Philadelphia, Downingtown, and the Greater Philadelphia area, and Paoli. Offering you fantastic treatment, we can heal any issue that comes your way. Call our office in Downingtown at (610) 873-0322 or our Ardmore office at (610) 642-8837 to schedule an appointment today.

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