Spring is a great time to talk with your doctor about foot issues. While foot issues frequently are a complication of diabetes, that's not always the case. "Painful feet aren't normal," said Marc Leonard, DPM, an OSF HealthCare podiatrist. A foot problem left untreated could lead to a stress fracture, sore in the foot, or an injury that takes longer to heal.
|Dr. Marc Leonard
Dr. Leonard recommends that people take care of their feet by checking them for red spots, cuts, swelling, blisters, or sores; washing and drying them daily; trimming your toenails as needed; wearing properly fitting shoes and socks; never walking barefoot; and boosting physical activity to increase circulation in your feet.
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.