“Most people spend a lot of time each day taking care of their face, skin, hair, and teeth, but feet often end up being overlooked when it comes to daily routines,” says Velimir Petkov, DPM, a board-certified podiatrist and resident doctor at Premier Podiatry. Though you might think that your feet can handle anything—the skin on your soles is quite literally the thickest skin you have, after all—your tootsies require as much TLC as any other body part, at least if you want to keep them healthy.
|Dr. Victor Petkov
To keep your feet happy and healthy, Dr. Petkov recommends never wearing old footwear and never wearing high heels for an extended period of time. Additionally, the doctor suggests seeking the help of a professional as soon as you notice any pain or discoloration in your lower extremities. “Checking with a podiatrist in a timely manner allows for early diagnosis and easier treatment,” he explains.
Source: Morgam Greenwald, Best Life [2/7/19]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.