Spring is on the way—are your feet ready? Winter boots are great for the cold and snow, but they can leave your feet looking for a breath of fresh air! How can you get your feet ready for their spring debut?
If your feet have spent most of the winter enveloped in wool socks and warm footwear, they may need some extra attention. Cold weather can be drying to the body—including the feet. Take some time to carefully trim your toenails straight across, use a pumice stone to rub away dry skin, and moisturize your feet with a hydrating lotion.
Next, have your own shoe fashion show. Dig out all of your spring favourites, and try them on for size. You may find that your feet have grown, so don’t be afraid to donate pairs that no longer fit. Also, take note of any shoes that slip on the heel, or seem to be rubbing your feet. You can prevent blisters, calluses, and corns by being proactive. Use shoe pads to decrease slip and Band-Aids to protect your skin against friction.
As you make the transition to fun flats and sandals, give your feet a break. These types of shoes affect the feet differently than winter footwear. If your feet feel tired at the end of the day, soak them in warm water. Adding Epson salts, or essential oils can add to the relaxation process. Massaging the feet with lotion in a circular motion can also give the feet a little extra TLC during this time.
Foot pain should never take the spring out of your step. Chiropodist Brian Cragg understands your foot health needs. Call the friendly staff at Markham Foot Care Clinic today at (905)294-8087. You can also schedule an appointment online.