May is "Foot Health Month"

May 15, 2017

 

May is nationally recognized as Foot Health Month.


From your first step, having healthy feet is important. You only have one pair of feet to last a lifetime!

 

Important foot care tips and reminders:

  • Inspect your feet daily for any changes

  • Trim toenails straight across, not down into the corners

  • Check your feet daily for dry and cracked skin, blisters, bruises, cuts or sores especially if you have diabetes

  • Pamper your feet. Always keep them warm, clean and dry

  • Comfort is key. Shop for shoes midday when feet are swollen to ensure they fit properly at all times. Never buy shoes that are too tight and wait for them to stretch

  • Ensure your shoes are the right length and width for your feet

  • Be aware of your footwear and pick the shoe you need (running shoe for running, cross-training shoe for general activities)

  • Sandals should have adequate support

  • Inspect your shoes carefully for signs of wear

  • Keep moving! Keep blood circulation to your feet

If you have any questions or concerns about your feet, don't hesitate to get them checked out!

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