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Dealing with Foot Problems

Jun 06, 2013 12:03AM ● By By Dianne Curry

Most people will experience foot problems at some point during their life's journey. Keep in mind that the foot bears the entire weight of the body and serves as our foundation. Some foot problems can be difficult to recognize, because the foot is so unique and has so many parts.

Some common foot problems are bunions, heel spurs and plantar fasciitis. More significant foot problems include Achilles tendon, arch pain, calluses, hammertoes, arthritis toes, corns and diabetic foot. Always consult with a medical professional for diagnosis.

Whether walking, running, exercising or just standing, having feet that are comfortable and well cared for, rather than aching, makes every experience more pleasant. Knowing how to care for our feet is key, and here are some basic foot-care tips.

Wash feet daily with warm water and a gentle soap.

Dry feet completely, especially between the toes.

Inspect feet daily.

Gently remove any calluses.

Trim toenails straight across.

Moisturize daily.

Use foot powder if feet tend to sweat.

Let feet breathe.

Wear clean, dry socks when wearing shoes.

Seek medical attention if there is any foot pain.

For more information, call Dianne Curry at Foot Solutions Dallas, 6035 Royal Lane, in Dallas, at 214-739-3668.

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