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The Importance of Moisturizing the Feet

Tuesday, 17 January 2023 00:00

Taking care of the feet on a daily basis is a key part of maintaining your overall health. One of the most important ways in which an individual can care for and pamper their feet is by keeping them sufficiently moisturized. Keeping the feet moisturized protects against dry and cracked skin that might lead to conditions such as cracked heels. People may choose to apply a wide range of different moisturizers to their feet. Using moisturizing products like a glaze for the heel can help ensure that your skin on the feet feel smooth to the touch. Glazes or moisturizers may contain honey, aloe, and other moisturizing ingredients. While not all moisturizers may help you successfully get rid of calluses immediately, moisturizing the feet can nonetheless be helpful and beneficial. If you are someone that wants to take care of your feet, contact a podiatrist today about moisturizing the feet.

Proper foot care is something many older adults forget to consider. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles, contact Howard Waxman, DPM from Pleasant Valley Podiatry. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

The Elderly and Their Feet

As we age we start to notice many changes in our body, but the elder population may not notice them right away. Medical conditions may prevent the elderly to take notice of their foot health right away. Poor vision is a lead contributor to not taking action for the elderly.

Common Conditions 

  • Neuropathy – can reduce feeling in the feet and can hide many life-threatening medical conditions.
  • Reduced flexibility – prevents the ability of proper toenail trimming, and foot cleaning. If left untreated, it may lead to further medical issues.
  • Foot sores – amongst the older population can be serious before they are discovered. Some of the problematic conditions they may face are:
  • Gouging toenails affecting nearby toe
  • Shoes that don’t fit properly
  • Pressure sores
  • Loss of circulation in legs & feet
  • Edema & swelling of feet and ankles

Susceptible Infections

Diabetes and poor circulation can cause general loss of sensitivity over the years, turning a simple cut into a serious issue.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Willoughby Hills and Broadview Heights, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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