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By Clark Podiatry Center
April 13, 2016
Category: Foot Care

Ah, the lowly foot. It's the last thing we think about - maybe because it's so far away from our brains? - unless it hurts.

Our feet are amazing combinations of bones, muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons. Together they work hard to allow us to walk, jump and run, and even help us keep our balance.

The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) has designated April as the month to honor our feet and build greater awareness of how hard they work for us every day. It's the perfect time to start some good foot health habits that will ensure that your tootsies carry you safely for a good many years to come.

Easy Foot Care Tips

  • Feet can burn too - don't forget to apply sunscreen regularly to feet and ankles.
  • Take care when indulging in a nail salon pedicure. Check for current licenses and that all foot baths and instruments are sterilized. Learn more safety points from the APMA.
  • If you prefer a home pedicure, soak the feet first and then rub gently with a pumice stone to remove dead skin. Always cut toenails straight across, don't round them at the corners. We have complete at-home pedicure pointers here.
  • Choose shoes made of materials that breathe like leather. Make sure they are well-fitting and comfortable and roomy in the toe area. When purchasing shoes, shop later in the day when feet are bigger and always measure both feet each time.
  • Avoid going barefoot to prevent injuries.
  • Toenail fungus and athlete's foot are contagious so always wear flip-flops or shower shoes in public areas like swimming pools, spas and locker rooms.
  • Limit wearing high heels to a couple of hours and alternate with comfortable, low-heeled shoes.
  • Reduce the time that you wear flip-flops also. They provide little support and can cause a host of foot and ankle problems. Select instead sturdier sandals - they can be fashionable too!

Most importantly, check your feet - and your children's feet too - every day for skin problems, cuts, bruises or any abnormality. If you have diabetes, it's extra important to thoroughly check your feet daily and report anything unusual to us.

At the Clark Podiatry Center, we urge you to come see us whenever you observe anything abnormal with your feet or have any foot or ankle pain. Our goal is to do whatever it takes to keep you walking and enjoying your normal exercise, sports and other activities.

Read up on foot care for children and teens in our blogs on Preventing Youth Injury in Sports, Diagnosing Heel Pain in Children, Keep Babies Barefoot Until Walking and Choosing Children's Athletic Shoes.

We'll Help You Take Good Care of Your Feet

Dr. Brandon Macy, board certified podiatrist has extensive experience in foot care for patients of all ages and for all types of foot and ankle injuries. Please call us for an appointment in our Clark office at 732-382-3470 or use the contact information at the website. Your feet are valuable so take good care of them!


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1114 Raritan Road
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Podiatrist - Clark, Dr. Brandon Macy, 1114 Raritan Road, Clark NJ, 07066 732-382-3470