Top Footcare Products
Today there are more choices in toenail products and footcare products than ever before. Here is some information to guide you through the confusing maze with our top recommendations.
Antifungal Nail Polish
Many nail polishes have harmful chemical that can damage your nail, letting in fungus. Our favorite is Dr.’s Remedy anti-fungal nail polish. It has no formaldehyde or harmful chemicals. 25 fun colors to choose from!
Topical anti-fungal nail medication
If your toenails are discolored or crumbly, there are professional quality products that can get them looking better! Fungus toenails can gain a reprieve with topical products. Add a laser treatment and increase the odds of a cure immensely.
Corn pads and toe cushions
If your toes get squashed in your shoes and hurt every time you put them on, We can help you. toe pads and corn cushions can help until you decide to address the problem directly. Sometimes a 10 minute office procedure can remove the need for corn pads. These are available at the desk at any of our offices!
Lace-up ankle braces
Recurring ankle sprains, sport injuries, and tendon pain can all be helped with a simple brace that is often covered by insurance when dispensed by a podiatrist. These are very supportive, comfortable and fits in most shoes.
How to take care of your feet naturally?
Taking care of your feet naturally is essential for overall foot health and well-being. Here are some tips to help you maintain healthy and happy feet without relying on chemical-laden products:
- Keep your feet clean
Wash your feet daily with warm water and mild soap. Make sure to thoroughly clean between your toes and around your nails. Dry your feet well, especially between the toes, to prevent fungal infections.
After washing and drying your feet, apply a natural moisturizer, such as coconut oil or shea butter, to keep your skin hydrated and prevent dryness and cracking. Avoid applying moisturizer between your toes as it can create a moist environment that promotes fungal growth.
- Trim your nails properly
Trim your toenails straight across and avoid cutting them too short. Rounded edges or cutting nails too short can lead to ingrown toenails, which can be painful and prone to infection.
- Wear comfortable shoes
Choose shoes that provide proper support, fit well, and allow your feet to breathe. Avoid wearing shoes that are too tight or narrow, as they can cause blisters, corns, and calluses. Opt for natural materials, such as leather or canvas, to allow your feet to breathe and reduce sweat and odor.
- Practice good foot hygiene
Change your socks and shoes regularly, especially if you have sweaty feet. Wear socks made of natural fibers, such as cotton or bamboo, which can absorb moisture and help keep your feet dry. Wash and air dry your shoes regularly to prevent the buildup of bacteria and odor.
- Exercise and stretch your feet
Regularly exercise and stretch your feet to keep them strong and flexible. Simple exercises like toe curls, ankle circles, and calf raises can help improve circulation and prevent foot problems.
Top Footcare Products available in our office are often covered by insurance!
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