Everything You Need To Know About Caring For Your Feet

We rely on our feet every hour of every day. They absorb so much force throughout the day as we constantly put pressure on them to get us from one place to another. But if we are so dependent on out feet, why don’t we make more of an effort to take care of them? Here are a few tips on how to properly care for your feet.

Wear Supportive Shoes

Finding shoes that fit properly and support your arches while you walk or run is essential to foot health. Ill-fitting shoes can cause a variety of foot problems from bunions, to blisters, to corns and calluses. If you have very large, small, wide, or narrow feet and it is hard to find your correct size in stores, you may need to shop around or custom order them online. 

Replace Worn Shoes

While you may have purchased shoes that were supportive and fit properly initially, over time our shoes become worn out. As our shoes wear out, they lose some of their chock absorption and no longer protect and support our feet like they used to. It’s important to replace your shoes with a new pair when necessary. 

Find The Right Socks

Different types of shoes call for different types of socks. Socks that don’t fit right or that are made out of certain materials can cause blisters. Socks that you wear in the summer may not keep your feet warm in the winter. If you find a style that works for you and your shoes, buy several pairs! 

Keep Them Dry

Keeping your feet dry isn’t easy, but it is important. If your feet get especially sweaty you are more likely to develop foot fungus or athlete’s foot. To avoid this, wear lightweight moisture-wicking socks and waterproof shoes. If your shoes do get wet, be sure they are completely dry before you wear them again.

Visit A Podiatrist

Even if you don’t have any issues with your feet, it is still suggested that you visit a podiatrist every so often just for a checkup. If you do begin to experience foot pain or problems with your feet, get a podiatrist to look at it right away. Waiting to see if this pain or issue just goes away may end up making it worse. Contact Chicago Foot Care Clinic today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Thimesch!

Courtesy of Runner’s World

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