The New Year is around the corner, and it’s time to make your New Year’s resolutions! Why not make great foot health a part of your goals? Maybe you’ve been putting off taking care of foot pain or investing in quality footwear, but now is the time to take care of it. Our Mequon podiatrists offer some advice on steps you can take during your new year to preserve your foot health and put your best foot forward!
Buy New Shoes
It’s easy to put shoe shopping aside if you have a busy schedule, but your feet know the difference. Bad, old, or worn-out shoes contribute to foot problems and even issues with gait, and you may not notice until it’s too late. If you’ve been putting off shopping for new exercise shoes and it’s been over 6 months, treat yourself to a new pair for good support and preservation of your foot health. If you’re a runner, it’s especially important to keep your shoes in good shape to preserve your knees and shins.
Self-Care at Home
Sometimes we all put our self-care on hold to focus on daily tasks. Simple upkeep for calluses and ingrown toenails, or even fungus prevention, can get put on the back burner. But the new year is the perfect time to take care of yourself. Get back into the routine of Epsom salt foot soaks, pumice stones, foot massages, and toenail grooming for the new year!
Given new shoes and self-care, you may still have serious problems lurking, like bunions you’ve tried to ignore. It’s critical for you to take care of these issues before it’s too late, and now’s the time to get in for your podiatry appointment. Even if it’s just time for a checkup, this is a great way to start the new year.
Contact our Mequon podiatrists today to make an appointment!
If you would like to learn more about this and other topics related to podiatry, feel free to contact Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists, with a convenient podiatry office located in Mequon, WI, by calling 414.269.4940 or by clicking here.