Foot care is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
The human foot is incredibly complex with 33 joints and 26 bones, so it’s important to keep your feet healthy. Your feet carry people through your busy day, so prevention is very important. To celebrate April as Foot health month, Dr. Stacy A. Bacon provides tips on how to maintain your foot health.
Tips for keeping your feet healthy include:
- Wear properly fitting shoes
- Running shoes should be replaced every 6 months OR 300 miles.
- Have a pair of shoes specifically for exercise
- Always wear socks or stockings with your shoes
- Avoid walking outside barefoot or wearing just socks
- Over-the-counter orthotics may not be the right insert for you, see a professional
- Diabetics should check their feet daily, wear white cotton socks, and avoid walking barefoot at all times
- Physical activity can help increase circulation in your feet
- There is no such thing as a flip-flop that is good for your feet. Flip flops can contribute to foot problems, particularly to the forefoot
Let Dr. Bacon and her team help with your foot health
As a Fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Stacy Bacon has the training and experience to help you maintain healthy feet. If you have an injury or are experiencing persistent foot or ankle pain without an injury, call to set up an appointment 281.917.5523. For general inquiries contact us online or call 281.664.2117.