How can I prevent foot problems?

Christopher Chiodo, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Here are some basic steps to help prevent many foot problems:
  • Buy shoes that fit well, with low heels and plenty of room for your toes.
  • Keep your feet clean and dry.
  • Trim toenails straight across.
  • Wear sandals or shower shoes in locker rooms or public swimming pools.
  • Exercise your feet regularly.
  • Protect the skin of your feet from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.
  • Inspect the skin of your feet routinely for changes.

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