A few foot friendly tips from Dr. Massuda and her staff
- Keep your feet clean and dry.
- Apply olive oil or lanolin to dry skin.
- Avoid using hot water and use mild soaps.
- Dry skin carefully and completely. Do not rub hard with a towel.
- Avoid if possible athlete’s foot infection, use a mild fungicidal powder.
- Do not cut callouses, corns, or ingrown toe nails.
- Avoid bruises, burns, cracks, cuts, and frostbite. If any of these injuries occur, seek professional advice immediately.
- Avoid using harsh or strong medications such as antiseptics containing iodine or carbolic acid, etc., corn cures, or chemical compounds and ointments for athlete’s foot.
- Avoid exposure to cold and dampness.
- Seek immediate professional care for any ulcer or sore on the foot or leg.
- Proper care and treatment of your feet will relieve pain and help your feet to carry on the duties necessary to living a full and happy life.
If you are having trouble with your feet or ankles, don’t ignore them! Contact us for an evaluation at (773) 752-2111. Your back (and knees and hips) will thank you later.