Fall Foot Care
Posted: October 1, 2017 9:21 am
Summer is over and your feet will now be hidden away in fall socks and boots for the next several months, but contrary to popular belief, now is not the time to take a break on regular foot care. In fact, foot experts say fall foot care is one of the most crucial steps to keeping your feet healthy and beautiful.
Who can’t use relief from the itchy, scaly skin of this Erie weather? We offer a lotion to smooth your dry skin, or perhaps you also suffer from dry calloused feet during these winter months, we also offer a lotion designed to smooth those callouses and cracked skin. Dry feet can lead to cracking, pain, and infections.
Many people suffer from arthritis pain during the cooler months of fall and perhaps muscle pain from the rigorous cleaning of all those leaves out of your yard, our Biofreeze offers cold therapy pain relief and comes in roll on or gel for your convenience.
We also offer a variety of slippers in our office. Catalogs are available and we do have samples in our office for viewing. They are recommended for diabetic patients due to their thicker padding and wider toe box, however everyone can benefit from them and they make great gifts. They are extra depth and have a heel counter that prevents slipping. Many house slippers purchased at your retail stores are too big and can lead to blistering.
When the days get cooler, many of us jump to make the switch to heavier shoes that don’t allow our feet to breathe. Give the skin on your feet adequate time outside of heavy, enclosing shoes to avoid stinky feet! Avoid wearing shoes made of synthetic materials whenever possible, since natural materials (like leather and suede) will allow more air circulation!
Cooler days mean more enclosed feet–which typically means you’ll see less of your feet. Don’t forget to inspect your feet regularly to check for signs of cracking, dryness, redness, and odor. It can be all too easy to neglect our feet until a moderate to severe problem is brewing. Check often–twice daily if you suffer from diabetes–and nip problems in the bud early! Prolonged exposure to the cold causes the body to slow blood circulation to the hands and feet in an effort to preserve the body’s core temperature. The reduced blood flow can intensify neuropathy symptoms and potentially cause further damage to already affected peripheral nerves.
Feel free to stop in any time to pick up your foot care products. Don’t forget to call our office to schedule your yearly foot check.
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