Despite the fact that your feet may be stuffed in boots or in closed-toed shoes during the cold winter season, taking care of your feet can prevent pain, fungal infections, and other foot-related issues. Dr. Alan Bass, a board-certified podiatrist has given us a few tips on how to keep your tootsies happy and healthy during the cold months and some over-the-counter treatment options to consider if foot related issues do occur.
| Dr. Alan Bass
"Check your feet daily for any cuts, sores, or cracked heels. If you have been running around in heels all day at work or just finished a long walk, it's important to check your feet for any signs of cuts, redness, or cracked heels. Make sure your feet are clean and dry daily. Fungal organisms love moisture so make sure to dry well even after a shower to deprive them of any dampness. Avoid using any moisturizers between each individual toe, which can also lead to wetness," says Bass.
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Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.