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Everyday Foot Care

Everyday foot care is essential for maintaining healthy and comfortable feet. Some important things to think about in your daily foot care routine can include wearing proper footwear, selecting socks that help keep the feet dry and fungus free, and performing good foot hygiene. Additionally, practicing foot exercises can help to keep the feet strong and flexible, and can include toe curls and ankle circles. Choose shoes that fit well, provide adequate support, and match the activity that you are engaged in. Avoid wearing tight, ill fitting shoes that can cause blisters and discomfort. Change socks daily, especially if your feet tend to sweat, and wash your feet everyday with mild soap and warm water. Make sure to dry them thoroughly, including between the toes, to prevent fungal growth. Trimming your toenails straight across can help to avoid ingrown toenails. It is beneficial to apply a good foot moisturizer or cream that can keep your skin hydrated. Checking your feet daily for any cuts, blisters, sores, or changes in color is important to add to your everyday foot care routine. Early detection of issues can prevent them from becoming more severe. If you would like to learn more about how to keep your feet in good working order, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a chiropodist who can provide you with useful tips.

Caring for your feet is not just something done at the chiropodist’s office. Good foot care starts at home. If you would like to learn more about daily foot care practices, please consult with Paul A. Scotti, D.Ch from West Toronto Foot & Ankle Clinic Inc. . Our chiropodist can help you maintain the health of your lower limbs and your mobility. 

There are many things that you can do at home to help care for your feet, including: 

  • Wearing shoes and socks that fit properly

  • Washing the feet daily with soap and water

  • Drying the feet thoroughly

  • Applying moisturizer to the soles and heels of the feet

  • Taking a walk and exercising the feet regularly 

  • Doing foot stretches and strengthening exercises 

A chiropodist can help figure out a manageable foot care routine for you to keep your feet healthy. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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