What is the biggest mistake people make when it comes to their feet? Not giving them any thought until they encounter a major problem. And for many people, especially those in need of diabetic foot care, being reactive isn’t a safe choice.
Stop neglecting your foot health and put your feet first in 2021 with these New Year’s resolutions.
This resolution for your feet kills two birds with one stone. Exercising regularly can help keep your feet healthier due to improved circulation while also aiding any weightloss goals you might have. Just be sure to think about your feet first and wear the right shoes to avoid injuries.
What you eat has a significant impact on your overall health, including your feet. Focus on avoiding foods that contribute to inflammation. Also, opt for plenty of fruits and veggies, as well as lean meats. You’ll improve your foot health and maybe lose a few pounds while you’re at it.
See Your Podiatrist
Whether you are experiencing problems or not, you should see your podiatrist at least once a year. However, if you have any pain or other concerns, you should make that appointment ASAP. Start 2021 off well by putting your foot health at the top of your schedule.
Set Up a Routine
Get into the habit of taking care of your feet every day. Take time to look them over for any signs of problems like open and lingering sores, apply moisturizer and give them a quick massage. Just a few minutes a day can go a long way toward improving your foot health.
For more advice on keeping your feet healthy in 2021, set up an appointment with our skilled podiatrists Shady Grove Podiatry in Gaithersburg, MD. Call us today at 301-948-2995 or head over to our contact page to schedule your appointment.