The holiday season just wrapped up, and if you have yet to make your resolutions, now is the time to get brainstorming. If you’re thinking of New Year’s resolutions specifically for your feet, we have a few suggestions. Here are the promises to make yourself to put your feet first in the new year!
Resolve Not to Ignore Foot and Ankle Pain
Tiny twinges can become big problems when you ignore them. Rather than powering through the pain, schedule an appointment with a podiatrist the moment you realize something might not be quite right.
Resolve to Exercise Regularly
Yes, one way to pamper your feet is to make them work. Even just walking every day can do a lot to improve the muscle tone in your feet and ankles and keep your circulation healthy. Additionally, maintaining a healthy weight can help a lot with all sorts of foot and ankle issues.
Resolve to Make Footcare a Daily Activity
We often care for the skin on our face and neck every day. But our feet? We just hop into bed and forget. Instead, make footcare as central to your daily routine as brushing your teeth and hair. Every night, moisturize them and check for signs of problems.
Resolve to Purchase Better Shoes
Name brand or no-name, what matters here is a good fit and arch support. Look for shoes that treat your feet well. Many foot and ankle problems start with bad footwear.
Want to get a jump on these resolutions? Contact Shady Grove Podiatry to set up your appointment. Call us at 301-948-2995 or reach out through our contact form.