May 2015 newsletter - Keep your feet healthy this summer!

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Try these foot care tips to prevent and treat
common summer ailments

Warmer months are just around the corner! When the sun comes out, so do sandals, flip-flops, and other summer shoes, which can lead to problems such as tired feet, foot cramps, calluses, and blisters. Keep your feet happy with these great summer foot care tips:

  1. Trim your toenails with proper nail clippers.
  2. Massage your feet with a thin layer of lotion. For dry heels, use a pumice stone in the shower once or twice a week. Rub the pumice stone in one direction only, as going back and forth can make skin crack. 
  3. Change your socks daily if you have to wear them (make sure socks are 70% cotton or wool).
  4. Banish blisters by wearing proper-fitting shoes and keeping your feet dry.
  5. Reserve your flip-flops for the locker room or pool, and wear shoes with more support during the day. 
  6. Get help for your feet if you need it.

The most important thing to remember is that summer shoes can be hard on your feet! If you have any questions or concerns about your feet this summer, call us or request a consultation — we’re here to help!

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