During winter time or when weather turning cold, most of us want to hide our feet in boots or those comfy warm fuzzy slippers. Just because our feet are in boot-season, that doesn’t mean we should let them go. As a matter of fact, when the temperature drops, it can be harsh on our feet before we know it. Our feet and skin tend to get dryer during winter times due to the temperature fluctuation from hot and cold. Therefore it is more of reason to give our feet just as much as TLC as summer times.
Here are 10 treatment tips for healthy winter feet:
1. Cold Feet – occasional warm foot soak with lavender oil will help to restore the heat from stimulate blood perfusion to your feet and toes.
2. Dry Feet – using foot lotion or cream at least once a day before bed time to keep moisture as well as exfoliate superficial dead skin on legs and feet area.
3. Polished Toe Nails – it’s recommended to remove nail polish to give your toenails a breather. It will also eliminate the breeding ground that bacteria and fungus to grow underneath the toenails.
4. Yellow Toe Nails – very common problem for individual use nail polish as routine. Using bleaching cream such as Lumera, which available at most of podiatric physician office for 7 days to remove the nail polish stain and gain back the healthy looking white pearly toenails.
5. Damage Toe Nails – there are several products in the market that help to treat damage nails with tea tree oil base that would help promote and restore healthy nails.
6. Debris Under Nails – those were collection of dead skin, sock lint, other small dust from everyday life. Using soft toothbrush with antifungal soap to scrub off those debris in corner or underneath of toenails.
7. Athlete’s Foot – itchy, scaly and red lesions on bottom of feet and between toes are the common sign of fungal infection of skin on the feet. Frequent change of socks, using antifungal foot spray, and drying agent to prevent this problem.
8. Smelly Boot-Feet – although boots are the most warm and comfortable footwear during those cold days, it also keep moisture with the boots. At Feet N Beyond we recommend to utilize the latest technology now available to us, SteriShoe Sterilizers. This will eliminate the fungal and bacterial growth inside our shoes and boots and deodorize these footwear.
9. Bruise Toes – proper footwear fitting is the most important even during the winter times. Make sure your toes are moving freely when you stand up and walk around before the wear them for the whole day. Any bruising or ingrown sensation on toenails indicative for tight footwear.
10. Foot Pain – last but not least supportive footwear is essential to prevent foot pain at the first place. There are several type of insoles that would be appropriate for any of footwear, from winter boots to high heels. Check with your podiatrist for the options.
At Feet ‘N Beyond, we are experts in treating any of foot and ankle ailments. We have variety of recommended foot care products at both our office locations. Contact Us for any question or visit us online www.feetnbeyond.com.
People call a doctor of podiatry for help diagnosing and treating a wide array of foot and ankle problems. Please contact our office if you experience one of the following:
- Persistent pain in your feet or ankles.
- Changes in the nails or skin on your foot.
- Severe cracking, scaling, or peeling on the heel or foot.
- Blisters on your feet.
- Recent or have been diagnosed with Diabetes.
- Experience discomfort in shoewear.
- Children with trip and fall when running or walking.
- Geriatric with unbalance when getting up or walking.
There are signs of bacterial infection, including:
- Increased pain, swelling, redness, tenderness, or heat.
- Red streaks extending from the affected area.
- Discharge or pus from an area on the foot.
- Foot or ankle symptoms that do not improve after two weeks of treatment with a nonprescription product.
- Spreading of an infection from one area of the foot to another, such as under the nail bed, skin under the nail, the nail itself, or the surrounding skin.
- Thickening toenails that cause discomfort.
- Heel pain accompanied by a fever, redness (sometimes warmth), or numbness.
- Tingling in the heel; persistent heel pain without putting any weight or pressure on your heel
- Pain that is not alleviated by ice or over-the-counter painkillers (such as aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen).
- Diabetics with poor circulation who develop Athlete's Foot.
We are proud to announce that Feet 'N Beyond of New Jersey, P.A. and doctors were featured in April edition of New Jersey Physician magazine. You will find in this article the modernized podiatric medical practice with advanced and cutting-edge technologies. Our doctors committment is to provide the state of art services and complete medical and surgical cares for foot and ankle ailments. These allowed us to establish unique relationship with our patients, who are the main reason why we were able to continue over the years.
Our doctors and staff have worked hard to achieve the acknowlegdment and continue on our practice mission statement.
Mission Statement - Feet 'N Beyond of New Jersey is working together with our patients and their direct caregivers to achieve an excellence in Podiatric Medicine. We are committed to listen and care for those we are privileged to serve. We are also striving for the trust and respect of patients, professionals and community.
Feet 'N Beyond of New Jersey, P.A.
Parsippany - Hackettstown
We take foot health to the next level
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During winter time, we can easily forget to care for our feet. Valentine's Day is the day not just remind you of your loved one but also yourself. Your feet need more TLC during this frigid weather than any other time. Hiding them in the boots or slippers would not keep the problems away.
How would you like to take care your feet during this Valentine's season?
Here are some quick tips:
- Inspect your feet everyday.
- Dry your feet after shower, before put your feet back into those fuzzy slippers.
- Moisturize your feet to prevent crack and dryness on the heel.
- Stretch your feet, toes at the end of the day or after long day of on foot activities.
- Keep those toes warm with socks when wear shoes, this also would prevent blisters and hematoma.
- Pedicure or foot massage session here and there can go a long way to keep those tootsies pampered.
- Last but not least - wear comfortable and supportive shoegears to prevent injuries to your feet and ankles.
If there is any concern about your feet, check in with one of our podiatric experts at Feet 'N Beyond. You would need this pair of feet last for life time - with routine attentions for your feet would help you achieve that goal.
At Feet 'N Beyond, Dr. Helene Nguyen, Dr. Vilayvanh Sysounthone, and Dr. Yong Zhu are here to take care of any problems that your feet and and ankle would need attention.
Remember Love your feet, Love your life. Happy Valentine's Day.
Feet 'N Beyond of New Jersey, P.A.
Foot and Ankle Specialist
Parsippany - Hackettstown
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