Advertisement

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.

Continue Learning about Foot and Ankle Conditions

Worst Case Scenario: I Wear High Heels Every Day
Worst Case Scenario: I Wear High Heels Every Day
High heels may turn your outfit up a notch, but they can wreak havoc on your body. “Other than how they make you look, there’s very little upside to ...
Read More
How long does it take to recover from foot surgery?
Dr. William S. Lynde, DPMDr. William S. Lynde, DPM
lf soft tissue surgery is performed, meaning that no bone work was required, the healing process sho...
More Answers
What causes swollen ankles?
Univ. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family MedicineUniv. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family Medicine
Swollen ankles can have many causes. The most common cause is water retention, usually caused by a h...
More Answers
What Kind of Flat Shoes Are Healthy to Wear?
What Kind of Flat Shoes Are Healthy to Wear?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.