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PREVENTION IS KEY TO AVOIDING FOOT PROBLEMS

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“A lot of people take their feet for granted, until there’s a problem, but a little ‘preventive medicine’ can help ensure your feet enjoy summer activities as much as you do,” says Darren Woodruff, DPM, who has been in practice in Red Deer for six years. Arguably, the feet are the hardest working part of your body, and when they don’t work well, neither does the rest of you. 

 

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Dr. Darren Woodruff

 

Dr. Woodruff recommends washing the feet daily, taking care to dry well between the toes. It’s also a good idea to moisturize the tops of your feet, soles, and heels daily using a thicker lotion – thinner ones tend to have alcohol as a main ingredient, which can be drying. Avoid putting lotion around or between the toes.

 

Source: Lacombe Express [6/15/20]


Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News


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