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How Can I Take Better Care of My Feet?

When it comes to the start of a new year, of course you want to make sure that you’re putting your best foot forward. However, our team at AFC Urgent Care Bronx 149th want you to consider ways to actually put your best foot forward by improving your foot health in the new year.

Eight out of 10 people living in the United States experience a foot problem during some point of their life. While some foot pain can be treated easily, there might be symptoms that signal that it might be time for further medical intervention.

How Can I Protect My Feet?

Fortunately, there are ways that you can be a better friend to your feet. First, make sure that you’re wearing properly fitted shoes. When you wear shoes that are too tight, you run the risk of causing foot problems, as well as increasing the risk of ingrown toenails and foot irritation.

In addition, you want to make sure that you avoid sharing shoes and pedicure utensils with friends and loved ones, as this can also increase your risk of foot problems in the future.

Common Foot Problems

  • Athlete's foot
  • Bunions
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Blisters
  • Corns
  • Heel spur

How Can You Make Sure That You Are Wearing a Properly Fitted Shoe?

In order to find the perfect shoe, you want to make sure that the ball of your foot fits comfortably in the widest part of the shoe. In addition, you should also have enough space in between your toes and the tops of the shoes to prevent rubbing from occurring, since this could end up causing pain in the long run.

Finally, make sure that you walk around in the shoes to ensure that there is no rubbing or slipping that could cause problems while walking.

Results of Wearing Wrong-Sized Shoes

  • Calluses
  • Blisters
  • Bunions
  • Corns

Did you hurt your foot? Stop by AFC Urgent Care Bronx 149th today for an X-ray to ensure nothing is broken!

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