We depend on our feet and legs to carry us through life’s good and bad times. There is simply never a good time for painful ankles, swollen feet, or aching feet. While we can’t stop accidents from happening or ignore medical conditions that require a doctor’s care, we can give you a few tips to help keep your tootsies healthy, and performing at their best for you.
- Give your toes some respect (and some room!) To keep bunions, calluses and other growths from taking over, wear shoes that don’t rub, pinch, or shape your foot into an uncomfortable position.
- Inspect your feet, ankles, and toes on a regular basis. Recognizing an ingrown nail, a cracked nail, a cut, or any ailment right away puts you in the best position to deal with an issue before if becomes a medical emergency.
- If you have achy feet, soak them in some warm Epsom salts. Sometimes the simple preventative measures we take make a big impact on how we feel, heal, and deal.
Most importantly, don’t be shy or slow to see a doctor. Seeing a doctor right away if you have any questions or feel the problem is getting worse instead of better can save you pain, downtime, and additional unneeded stress.
Happy feet help us function, leading to a better quality of life, the ability to share in fun activities, and the ability to stay productive and keep healthy weights.
If you have questions, give Dr. Tinsley a call today.