If you have never been to a podiatrist before, you may be nervous about your upcoming visit. Don’t be! Millions of people see podiatrists every year for help with their feet, ankles, and lower legs.
Did you know the average person takes about 10,000 steps every day? That is a lot of stress on your feet! And when you consider the array of surfaces and inclines that people walk on, you can see how foot pain can be a common ailment.
That is why it is so important to seek care from a foot doctor if you are experiencing foot pain or mobility issues. Your ability to move is crucial to living a complete life, don’t allow pain to stop you from living your life!
Whether you have slight discomfort or severe pain, we can help you overcome your foot issues! Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you!
5 Ways to Care for Your Feet
Develop a Strong Partnership with Your Podiatrist
Podiatrists are highly-qualified specialists of the lower extremities who are trained to recognize many disorders such as the early signs of diabetic pedal manifestations, or other conditions.
Fall In Love With Your Feet
It is imperative for you to learn to love your feet by taking excellent care of them. Always protect your feet, no matter what! Develop a daily routine to check your feet.
Moisturize Your Feet
Our feet need daily moisture in proper proportions, both inside and out. Especially in winter months, we need to give extra attention to the skin to make sure it is properly moisturized. When skin lacks moisture, the probability of skin breakdown increases. With an increased potential for skin breakdown a patient’s probability for infection dramatically increases, thereby exposing the patient to increased risk for loss of limb.
Get Help Fast!
If or when a problem does develop, DO NOT delay in seeking medical attention, GET HELP FAST!!! Every moment you do not address a problem with your feet, the chances of the situation worsening increases dramatically over time. Time is against you in this situation.
Always Wear Proper Fitting Shoes
Appropriate shoe gear is one of the keys to good foot health. While participating in a type of activity, the “type” of shoe gear is important. Whether it be walking, running, athletics or leisure, you must wear the proper shoe gear at ALL times.
Check the inside and the outside of your shoes because seams, buckles, and laces can all cause havoc on your feet.
Discard “old” or “worn” shoe gear because your feet are more valuable than the wrong pair of shoes; it’s just not worth it!
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“When I go to see Dr. Watts she takes extreme good care of my feet. I refer to her as the foot angel in that she treats my feet with tender loving care. God will take care of His angel Dr. Watts.”
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