Prevent and Protect for National Foot Health Awareness Month!


April marks National Foot Health Awareness Month, and podiatrists everywhere are grateful for that. However, beyond celebratory pedicures and a little TLC, this occasion also serves as a great reminder to strive for a proactive approach.

Your Next Step is here for every juncture in your foot and ankle journey, and for this post, we’re focusing on step one: Preventative care! Read on to learn a little more about what you can do to avoid unnecessary pain and discomfort, courtesy of our expert DPMs.

Preventative Care at Home

You can take a few solid steps toward fitter feet on your own:

  • Daily Inspection: Take a moment each day to examine your feet. Look for any signs of concern like cracks, blisters, discoloration, or ingrown toenails.
  • Foot Hygiene: Washing your feet daily with warm water and soap, especially between the toes, is crucial to prevent athlete’s foot and other fungal infections. Be sure to dry them thoroughly afterward, as moisture can contribute to these issues.
  • Comfortable Footwear: Invest in shoes that offer proper support and fit well. Avoid tight-fitting shoes or high heels for extended periods, as they can lead to bunions, calluses, and other foot deformities.

Early Intervention with a Podiatrist

Regular checkups with your podiatrist allow them to identify potential problems, such as:

Wondering what else you can do to improve your podiatric health? Dr. Eric Ricefield, Dr. Mark Yagodich, Dr. Aliza V. Eisen, and Dr. Cassandra Stache are ready to help you step forward on sturdier, pain-free feet. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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