Happy New Year (2023) to everyone! As we are all making resolutions that we may or may not keep, please keep your feet in mind! There are many things you can do for your feet that are easy and can prevent many unwanted foot problems!
Your Marietta Foot Doctor Recommends the Following for Your Feet:
- Purchasing properly sized and properly supportive shoes. Shoes should have a thick outer sole and a supportive heel counter. If you can bend your shoe in half, it is not supportive!
- Wear over-the-counter orthotics (<$60 per pair!) or custom orthotics (takes 3 weeks or so to make)
- Do not be a weekend warrior! If it has been a while since you last exercised, do not jump right back into where you were before. Progressively increase your exercise over time to get back to your previous exercise goals.
- Stay on top of trimming toenails and calluses (if not neuropathic nor if you have peripheral vascular disease)
The important thing to remember is that foot pain is not normal! Whether you have an ingrown toenail, plantar fasciitis, heel pain, bunions, hammertoes, plantar wart, painful calluses, morton’s neuroma, Achilles tendonitis, or toe pain, please reach out to our Podiatrists!