Trying new things is an important part of life! It keeps things interesting, opens possibilities for you to enjoy something new, forces you to grow, and sometimes requires a bit of courage. If you are looking for something new and exciting, check out the Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, CT. This is an aerial forest rope park that will have you crossing new heights and zip lining between the trees.
While you are in the mood for trying new things, maybe you could add foot care to the list. You may be asking, “Why would I do that?” We understand that feet are generally of no concern for most people until they cause a problem or start to hurt. Daily foot hygiene, believe it or not, is really important to not only prevent pain and injury but also keep your feet healthy long term, so you can do things like fly through trees in harnesses.
Good foot skin care contributes to your overall health. If you are a diabetic for example, dry or cracked feet, blisters and fungal infections can turn into serious complications if not noticed and treated right from the start. Feet also change as we age and we become more susceptible to certain conditions such as flat feet, hammertoes, and bunions. These conditions can alter our gait, impact the shoes we wear and cause calluses and corns.
Keeping feet clean, nails trimmed properly and skin moisturized can prevent infections, ingrown toenails and skin fissures. It’s not hard and only takes a few minutes a day. Anytime you notice even a small change in skin color or nail health, take action right away. Some foot and nail problems can be stubborn to treat and tend to recur once they have started.
If you would like more information or suggestions for great products for your feet, contact foot specialist Dr. Sanjay Patel. Make an appointment today with Family Foot Care & Surgery by calling our office in Medford, CT at (203) 876-7736 or in Hamden, CT at (203) 288-4055.