Podatrist Dr. Lauren A. Perica, of Valley Podiatry Associates, notes good foot care is a daily undertaking. Perica, who did a three-year residency in podiatric medicine and reconstructive forefoot, rearfoot, and ankle surgery at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, recently spoke on the topic at Holyoke Medical Center.
|Dr. Lauren Perica
"I would constitute good foot care as washing your feet daily, inspecting them for irritations, keeping nails trimmed, wearing supportive shoes, avoiding flip-flops, pointed shoes, high heels, excessive barefoot walking and when having a problem seek treatment. Often patients come to see me after they have had the problem for several months without seeking any treatment and by this point, the foot is so painful it is causing difficulty walking or performing their job," says Perica.
Source: Anne-Gerard Flynn, The Republican [5/1/17]
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