Preparing Your Feet For The Fall

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Preparing Your Feet For The Fall

You may not like to hear the words that Summer has come to an end, but it is over. You will soon be storing your sandals until next year’s warm weather. Now, you are getting out your footwear for the fall. It’s important to give your feet some extra care right now. There are certain things you need to do to prepare your feet for the fall weather.

Indoor Heating

During the fall and winter months, you will be experiencing lower indoor humidity due to indoor heating. Your skin will be dryer and this includes your feet. The heels on your feet have a good chance of becoming dry and cracking. It could cause pain when walking. The best way to handle this situation is to purchase a good quality foot cream. It should be applied to your heels and other dry spots on your feet after bathing.

Painful Calluses

If you spend a significant amount of time during the summer going barefoot, your feet could develop calluses and roughness. In some cases, you may use a moisturizer but it would not be enough to resolve the problem. The thick, layered skin of calluses can not only be uncomfortable, but can also dry out, increasing your risk of fissures, and opening the door for infection. At Country Foot Care, we can debride down the thickened layers to relieve pressure, then determine and treat the underlying cause of the problem

Footwear

Even when the temperature is cool outside, if you wear shoes and socks that do not permit your feet to breathe, you will have problems. This will create a moist warm environment and unwanted foot odor, as well as fungus, will develop. When snow or rain causes your feet to become soggy, you will need to take sufficient time for your footwear to dry before putting it back on. Natural wicking materials such as wool are a good choice. Boots and shoes should be alternated so a dry pair is worn each day.

Wear and Tear

You may have footwear for the fall and winter that have spent the entire summer in the back of your closet. Now is the time to carefully examine your fall shoes and boots. Look for signs of wearing on the outside and the inside. When you try them on, be certain they still feel comfortable. It’s important to determine if they properly support your feet. If this is not the case, it may be time to consider buying some new fall shoes or boots.

Nail Polish

It is now time to remove nail polish. Many people do keep their toenails polished in the winter. Should your toenails have been painted non-stop during the summertime, you should remove the nail polish and examine your toes. If you notice you have thick yellow nails, you may have a fungal infection. This can be obtained when walking in public pools and other public places with bare feet. If a problem is detected, it is time to make an appointment with your podiatrist.

The medical professionals at Country Foot Care provide our patients with successful treatments based on years of experience and education. We also maintain a stock of important products to accommodate our patient’s customized treatments. Contact us today to make an appointment and learn how we can help you.

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