Keeping your feet healthy this summer
Summer is upon us, signaling plenty of time to enjoy fun activities outside. Summer is also a time to free our feet from closed-toe shoes and the monotony of being indoors all the time. However, summer brings with it plenty of foot hazards.
Preventing and treating foot odor
Our feet are often one of the smelliest parts of our bodies, in part because they’re encased in shoes and socks for most of the day. Vigorous exercise or working in an industry that requires plenty of standing can exacerbate odor, too. Foot odor is an annoyance and can lead to other problems, so it is vital to know what causes it and how to treat it.
Coping with foot amputation
Foot amputation is an outcome most podiatrists want to help their patients avoid. At times, however, this situation cannot be prevented. Though amputation may pose a challenge to future mobility, living your life to its fullest isn’t nearly as difficult as you imagine. Here are tips that can help you adjust and return to living a full lifestyle as quickly as possible following foot amputation.
Foot care for the homeless
Over 578,000 people were considered homeless in January 2014, according to the latest report from the National Alliance to End Homelessness. As defined by the report, homelessness is having to sleep outside, stay in an emergency shelter, or live in a transitional housing program.