In lieu of National Foot Health Awareness month, the National Diabetes Education Program has posted some suggestions to help protect the feet from infection and prevent serious foot problems. Simply checking the feet every day and taking care to check between the toes and at the bottom of the foot can help reveal small cuts or blisters that may be developing.
The feet should also be kept dry, particularly between the toes. Wash the feet every day, as this promotes good health and also provides for a great time to check the feet. The feet should be kept soft and moisturized with lotion or cream to prevent cracked heels. All of these measures can pave the way for optimal daily foot care.
Regardless of season or weather, everyday foot care should be practiced year round. For more information about everyday foot care, consult with Dr. Michael Rosenberg of Montgomery Foot Care Specialists. Dr. Rosenberg will provide you with the foot- and ankle information you seek.