Your feet are going to feel the brunt of the winter cold. Your feet need to be cared for properly throughout the winter months to protect them from things such as cracking feet, dry feet, frostbite, and other issues, including injuries. Read on for tips to help keep your feet healthy this winter. If you experience any pain or soreness in your feet, from cold or from ill-fitting snow boots, a podiatrist can give you recommendations to care for your feet.
1. Keep Them Covered
You need to be sure you are wearing the right footwear this winter, so put away those sandals, open-toed shoes, and thin tennis shoes you wore all summer long. You need to keep your feet protected in boots that are waterproof and weather resistant. You should also skip those thin socks this winter and opt for wool socks, that can help wick away sweat and moisture from your feet, while also keeping them warm. Keep your feet covered this winter and protect your feet from weather and moisture.
2. Apply Moisturizer
Apply moisturizer to your feet nightly to help protect them from dryness. Your feet can dry and crack during the winter due to the dry air. Applying a thick, creamy moisturizer will help protect your feet and give them the moisture they need. Apply the moisturizer and put socks on your feet to help hold in the moisture and keep your feet healthy and smooth. Soaking your feet in an Epsom salt bath and scrubbing your feet with a foot scrub can also help keep your feet smooth and will help slough off the dead skin cells that can build up. It can also help soothe your tired feet. Apply your moisturizer after the foot soak, then put on your socks.
3. Protect Your Feet
Your feet are going to be a bit more fragile in winter and are more susceptible to injuries. Protect your feet by walking slowly and watching where you are walking. Wear boots with traction to help get you through the snow and over ice to prevent slip and fall accidents and twisted ankles, or broken feet or toes.
Use the tips above to help keep your feet healthy and safe this winter. Talk to your podiatrist about other tips to keep your feet healthy and safe this winter. If you do have an injury or issue with your feet, make an appointment with your podiatrist to have your feet treated.Share
24 November 2020
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