Did you know that April is National Foot Health Awareness Month? So today Dr. Joel Segalman, Dr. Stephen Lazaroff, and Dr. Brittany Ciaramello at Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC in New Haven County and Fairfield County are sharing important tips to help you keep your feet healthy and free of pain.
Even when nothing appears to be wrong, good foot care requires some diligence on your part. Follow these tips to keep your feet happy and healthy.
Stretch your ankles and feet before working out to prevent injury.
Always dry your feet completely, especially between the toes.
Moisturize your feet daily to stop the skin from cracking.
Don’t walk barefoot in public places; cuts and scratches can cause infection and it leaves you an easy target for athlete’s foot, plantar warts, and fungal infection.
Wear comfortable shoes that provide support to the arch and defend the foot against damage.
Replace your athletic shoes every 500 miles or 6 months.
Wear orthotic inserts to help make your shoes more foot-friendly.
Maintain a healthy weight through exercise and diet.
Control your diabetes and have an annual foot exam so your podiatrist can examine your feet.
As you get older, a person’s feet typically get flatter, longer, and wider and your shoe size can change so have your feet measured regularly.
If you suffer a toe, foot, or ankle injury, get medical attention from a podiatrist, as untreated injuries can cause chronic pain and limited mobility.
If you or your children are experiencing any of these issues, contact the office of Dr. Joel Segalman, Dr. Stephen Lazaroff, and Dr. Brittany Ciaramello at Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC today to schedule a consultation. We serve both New Haven County and Fairfield County areas. Schedule an appointment by calling our Waterbury office at (203) 755-0489 or our Newtown location at (203) 270-6724. You can also request an appointment online.