Podiatrist Ben Trewben states, "it is a good idea to bathe feet each day with a soap alternative and avoid swimming in salt water should feet be affected by open wounds. Most people take their feet for granted until something goes wrong. Problems with the feet affect people of all ages, but older people often experience cracks in the heels, which can be very painful."
At Dr. Hardy's Toronto Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics we always provide our patients with home care instructions when a patient presents with a problem appropriate to their conditions as well as any exercises stretches, etc.
Another important thing that we always try to do is to educate the patient as to what their problem is, how they may have aquired it and what they can do to prevent it in the future and any home care. Dr. Hardy is aware that an informed patient who takes an active part in their health is a better patient with increased percentage of positive treatment outcomes.
If you or a love one requires honest, competent advice or quality foot care and custom orthotics, please do not hesitate to contact us at 416-465-8737. Our team of 4 highly educated and skilled foot specialist as well as our 8 support staff will provide you with high quality foot care.